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RECOMMENDATION FOR A DECISION
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B8-0041/2018

pursuant to Rules 106(4)(d) and Rule 105(6) of the Rules of Procedure


to raise no objections to the draft Commission regulation amending Commission Regulation No 389/2013 establishing a Union Registry (D054274-02 – 2017/3013(RPS))


Julie Girling, on behalf of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

Draft European Parliament decision to raise no objections to the draft Commission regulation amending Commission Regulation No 389/2013 establishing a Union Registry (D054274-02 – 2017/3013(RPS))  
B8‑0041/2018

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the draft Commission regulation amending Commission Regulation (EU) No 389/2013 establishing a Union Registry (D054274-02),

–  having regard to Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 October 2003 establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community and amending Council Directive 96/61/EC1, and in particular Articles 12 and 19 thereof(1),

–  having regard to the opinion delivered on 30 November 2017 by the committee referred to in Article 23(1) of the above directive,

–  having regard to the Commission’s letter of 5 December 2017 asking Parliament to declare that it will raise no objections to the draft regulation,

–  having regard to the letter from the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety to the Chair of the Conference of Committee Chairs of 11 January 2018,

–  having regard to Article 5a of Council Decision 1999/468/EC of 28 June 1999 laying down the procedures for the exercise of implementing powers conferred on the Commission(2),

–  having regard to the recommendation for a decision by the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety,

–  having regard to Rules 106(4)(d) and Rule 105(6) of its Rules of Procedure,

A.  whereas in order to protect the environmental integrity of the EU emissions trading system (‘EU ETS’), aircraft operators and other operators in the EU ETS are prohibited from using allowances that are issued by a Member State in respect of which there are obligations lapsing for aircraft operators and other operators, and to that end, the necessary safeguard measures should be adopted;

B.   Article 19 of Directive 2003/87/EC empowers the Commission to adopt measures with respect to the standardised and secured system of registries, in accordance with the regulatory procedure with scrutiny (RPS);

C.  whereas on 8 December 2017 the Commission formally submitted to Parliament the draft Commission regulation amending Commission Regulation No 389/2013 establishing a Union Registry (‘the draft RPS measure’), which opened the three-month scrutiny period for Parliament to object to that draft act;

D.  whereas the safeguard measures in the draft RPS measure should enter into force as a matter of urgency in order for the measures to take effect so that allowances can be allocated for free, received in exchange for international credits or auctioned in 2018, and whereas full use of the three-month scrutiny period available to Parliament would not allow sufficient time for the draft RPS measure to enter into force before the allowances for 2018 are issued;

1.  Declares that it has no objections to the draft Commission regulation;

2.  Instructs its President to forward this decision to the Commission, and, for information, to the Council.

(1)

OJ L 275, 25.10.2003, p. 32.

(2)

OJ L 184, 17.7.1999, p. 23.

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