Detailed Rules for the Implementation of Carbon Emission Rights Management in Zhejiang Province (Trial)

Release Time:

2023-05-13 09:25

The Zhejiang Provincial Department of Ecology and Environment issued the "Zhejiang Provincial Carbon Emission Rights Management Implementation Rules (Trial) (Draft for Second Consultation)" to solicit public opinions. The details are as follows:

Detailed Rules for the Implementation of Carbon Emissions Trading Management in Zhejiang Province (Trial Implementation) (Draft for Comment)

Chapter 1 General Provisions

Article 1 In order to regulate the national carbon emission rights trading and related activities within the administrative region, these detailed rules are formulated in accordance with the requirements of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment on the control of greenhouse gas emissions and in light of the actual conditions of the province.

Article 2 These detailed rules apply to the national carbon emission rights trading and related activities within the administrative region, including the allocation and payment of carbon emission quotas, the registration, trading, and settlement of carbon emission rights, the reporting and verification of greenhouse gas emissions, and other activities, as well as the Supervision and management of the aforementioned activities.

Article 3 Provincial ecological and environmental authorities are responsible for organizing and carrying out work such as the determination of the list of key emission units, the submission, verification and review of greenhouse gas emission reports, the allocation and payment of carbon emission quotas, and supervision and management within their administrative regions. The competent department of ecological environment at the city level with districts assists in various tasks and conducts supervision and management.

Chapter II Key Greenhouse Gas Emission Units

Article 4 A greenhouse gas emitting unit that meets the following conditions shall be included in the list of key greenhouse gas emitting units (hereinafter referred to as key emitting units):

(1) It belongs to the industry covered by the national carbon emission trading market;

(2) Annual greenhouse gas emissions reached 26,000 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent.

Article 5 The provincial ecological and environmental authorities shall, in accordance with the relevant regulations of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, determine the list of key emission units, report to the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, and make it public.

The competent department of ecology and environment at the city level divided into districts shall update the list of key emission units in the region every year according to the standards determined by the key emission units and publicize it, and submit it to the provincial department of ecology and environment if there is no objection.

Article 6 Key emitters shall control greenhouse gas emissions, report carbon emission data, pay carbon emission quotas, disclose information on carbon emission trading and related activities, and accept the supervision and management of the competent department of ecology and environment.

Article 7 Greenhouse gas emission units applying for inclusion in the list of key emission units shall be reviewed by the competent department of ecology and environment at the city level with districts, and shall report to the competent department of ecology and environment at the provincial level if they meet the conditions for inclusion. After verification by the provincial eco-environmental authorities, the greenhouse gas emission units will be included in the list of key emission units.

Article 8 In the event of any of the following circumstances, the competent department of ecology and environment of a city divided into districts shall report the relevant situation to the competent department of ecology and environment at the provincial level. After verification by the provincial eco-environmental authorities, the greenhouse gas emitting units will be removed from the list of key emitting units:

(1) Greenhouse gas emissions have not reached 26,000 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent for two consecutive years;

(2) Those who no longer engage in relevant production and operation activities due to business suspension, closure or other reasons, and thus no longer emit greenhouse gases.

Chapter III Allocation and Registration

Article 9 The provincial eco-environmental authorities shall determine the amount of carbon emission quotas for key emission units within their administrative regions in accordance with the total carbon emission quota determination and allocation plan formulated by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, and notify the key emission units in writing to confirm that there is no objection It will be reported to the Ministry of Ecology and Environment for approval. After the Ministry of Ecology and Environment issues the total amount of quotas, provincial ecological and environmental authorities will allocate carbon emission quotas for the specified year to key emission units.

The competent department of ecology and environment at the city level with districts shall confirm the written quota notification with the key emission units.

If a key emission unit has any objection to the allocated carbon emission quota, it may apply for a review to the provincial eco-environmental authority within seven working days from the date of receiving the written notice; A review decision shall be made within ten working days from the date of the review.

Article 10 The allocation of carbon emission quotas is mainly free allocation, and paid allocation can be introduced in due course according to relevant national requirements.

Article 11 When the following information changes, the key emission units shall submit information change certification materials to the national carbon emission rights registration agency (hereinafter referred to as the registration agency), and go through the registration account information change procedures. Relevant materials must be verified by the competent department of ecology and environment at the city level divided into districts for preliminary review, and submitted to the competent department of ecology and environment at the provincial level for approval and stamping before submission.

(1) The name or name of the key emission unit;

(2) Business license, valid identification document type, number and validity period;

(3) Other matters stipulated by laws, regulations and departmental rules.

If the contact information such as contact number, email address, and mailing address changes, the key emission units shall update it in the registration account through the registration system in a timely manner.

Article 12 In the event of the following circumstances, the key emission unit shall submit relevant application materials to the registration agency and apply for cancellation of the registration account. Relevant application materials must be reviewed and verified by the competent department of ecology and environment at the city level divided into districts, and submitted to the competent department of ecology and environment at the provincial level for review and seal before submission.

(1) The legal person and unincorporated organization registration subject loses the subject qualification due to merger, division, legal dissolution or bankruptcy;

(2) The natural person registration subject dies;

(3) Other circumstances stipulated by laws, regulations, and departmental rules.

When a key emission entity applies for cancellation of its registration account, it shall close its relevant business. During the period of applying for cancellation of the registered account and after the cancellation of the registered account, the registered entity cannot use the account for transactions and other related operations.

Article 13 The carbon emission quotas voluntarily canceled by key emission units shall be reduced by an equal amount from the total amount of national carbon emission quotas, and shall not be allocated, registered or traded. Key emission units should disclose the relevant cancellation status to the public.

Chapter IV Emission Verification and Quota Payment

Article 14 Key emitters shall, in accordance with the technical specifications for accounting and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions formulated by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, prepare their own greenhouse gas emission reports for the previous year, specifying the amount of emissions and data related to quota allocation, and submit the report every year Submit to the provincial eco-environmental authority through the national carbon emission data reporting and supervision system before March 31, and complete the original records of the relevant data of the monthly greenhouse gas emission report and the informatization of the management ledger in accordance with the time specified by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment. . The data in question should be kept for at least five years.

The key emission units are responsible for the authenticity, completeness and accuracy of the greenhouse gas emission report.

The annual greenhouse gas emission reports prepared by key emission units shall be made public on a regular basis and subject to social supervision, except for those involving state secrets and commercial secrets.

The competent department of ecology and environment at the city level with districts supervises and urges key emission units to do a good job in the submission of greenhouse gas emission reports, the original records of relevant data in monthly greenhouse gas emission reports, and the information storage of management ledgers.

 

Article 15 The provincial eco-environmental authorities shall organize the review and re-examination of the greenhouse gas emission reports of key emitters, and inform the key emitters of the results through the national carbon emission data reporting and supervision system. The verification results shall be used as the basis for the payment of carbon emission quotas of key emission units.

The third-party service agency undertaking the review work shall issue a review opinion on the verification report. The third-party service agency undertaking the verification work shall revise and improve the verification report according to the review opinions. The third-party service agency shall be responsible for the authenticity, completeness and accuracy of the verification and re-examination results.

Article 16 If a key emission unit has any objection to the verification result, it may apply for a review to the provincial eco-environmental authority that organized the verification within seven working days of being notified of the verification result; the provincial eco-environmental authority shall automatically Within ten working days from the date of receipt of the review application, review the objection application and make a review decision.

The competent department of ecology and environment at the city level with districts shall cooperate with the competent department of ecology and environment at the provincial level to deal with objections to the verification results.

Article 17 The competent department of ecology and environment at or above the city level divided into districts shall refer to the relevant requirements of the "Guidelines for the Verification of Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Enterprises", and after the verification work is completed, evaluate the work quality of the third-party service agencies that provide verification services and make it public .

Article 18 Key emission units shall pay in the previous year's carbon emission quotas within the time limit specified by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment. The payment amount should be greater than or equal to the actual greenhouse gas emissions of the unit in the previous year confirmed by the provincial ecological and environmental authorities.

Provincial-level ecological and environmental authorities should carry out early warnings for quota clearance on a regular basis, and district-level ecological and environmental authorities should supervise and urge quota settlement.

Chapter V Supervision and Management

Article 19 The competent department of ecology and environment at or above the districted city level shall establish a regular supervision and inspection mechanism, determine the focus and frequency of supervision and inspection based on the results of the greenhouse gas emission reports submitted by key emission units, and organize at least one random inspection every year.

The ecological and environmental authorities at or above the districted city level should adopt the method of "double random selection and one disclosure" to do a good job in the supervision and inspection of the greenhouse gas emissions and carbon emission quota payment of key emission units, and carry out inspections of important links such as verification and testing. Supervise and report relevant information to the higher-level ecological and environmental authorities.

Article 20 The ecological and environmental authorities at or above the districted city level may take the following measures to supervise and manage key emission units and third-party service agencies:

(1) On-site inspection. The content of the inspection includes but is not limited to: the standardization, authenticity and accuracy of greenhouse gas emission-related data, emission facilities, coverage, accounting methods, and quota allocation-related parameters;

(2) Consulting and copying relevant documents and materials, querying and checking relevant information systems;

(3) Ask for explanations on relevant issues.

Article 21 Where a key emission unit commits one of the following acts, it shall be dealt with by the competent department of ecology and environment at or above the districted city level where its production and operation site is located in accordance with laws, regulations and rules related to carbon emission rights.

(1) False reporting or concealment of greenhouse gas emission reports;

(2) Refusing to fulfill the obligation to report greenhouse gas emissions;

(3) Failing to pay the carbon emission allowances in full and on time.

Article 22 The competent department of ecology and environment at the city level with districts shall promptly complete the information registration of third-party service agencies that carry out business within the jurisdiction, and report to the competent department of ecology and environment at the provincial level.

Article 23 Key emission units and third-party service agencies are included in the management of enterprise environmental credit evaluation in Zhejiang Province.

Chapter VI Supplementary Provisions

Article 24 The meanings of the following terms used in these detailed rules:

(1) Greenhouse gases: refer to natural and man-made gaseous components in the atmosphere that absorb and re-emit infrared radiation, including carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), Perfluorocarbons (PFCs), sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) and nitrogen trifluoride (NF3).

(2) Carbon emission: refers to the greenhouse gas emission caused by coal, oil, natural gas and other fossil energy combustion activities, industrial production process, land use change and forestry activities, and also includes the greenhouse gas emission caused by the use of purchased electricity and heat, etc. emission of greenhouse gases.

(3) Carbon emission right: refers to the carbon emission quota allocated to key emission units within a specified period.

(4) Carbon emission quota: 1 unit of carbon emission quota is equivalent to emitting 1 ton of carbon dioxide equivalent into the atmosphere.

(5) Third-party service agencies: refer to technical service agencies that provide services such as greenhouse gas emission accounting, carbon asset management, inspection and testing, and can independently assume legal responsibilities.

Article 25 These Measures shall come into force on X, X, 2022.



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