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Law no. 106 of 2022 providing for specifications, sustainability criteria and reduction of fuel emissions.

Type of law

This Law, consisting of 52 articles, divided into ten Part, provides for harmonising Cyprus Legislation with the following European Law: articles 25, 26, 28, 29 and 30 of the European Union Directive (EU) 2018/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council, to promote the use of energy from renewable sources; article 1 of the Directive (EU) 2015/1513 of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 98/70/EC on the quality of petrol and diesel fuels and amending Directive 2009/28/EC on promoting the use of energy from renewable sources; article 1 and the Annex of the Directive 2009/30/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 98/70/EC as regards concerning specifications for petrol, diesel and gas oil and establishing a mechanism for monitoring and reducing greenhouse gas emissions; articles 6 and 7 of the Directive 98/70/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the quality of petrol and diesel fuels and the amendment of Council Directive 93/12/EEC; articles 28, 47 and 56 of the Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action.
This Law concerns: forest regeneration; waste fuel; waste; Exclusive Economic Zone; Cyprus Ports Authority; biogas; biofuel; biological waste; food and feed crops; greenhouse gas emissions; territorial sea. The purpose of this Law is to define fuel specifications, establish a fuel quality monitoring and control system and sustainability and emission reduction criteria for biofuels, bioliquids and biomass fuels, for health and environmental reasons and therefore it applies to fuels traded and used in the territory of the Republic, in the territorial sea of the Republic, in the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Republic, as well as on Cypriot ships, in order to reduce the harmful consequences of these emissions on humans and the environment. Matters covered by this Law include: powers and duties of the Minister, including issuance of decrees and regulations, submission of requests with the aim of protecting the health of the population and the environment in a specific ecologically sensitive area and preventing air pollution; powers and competences of authority, chief inspectors, ship inspectors; control at fuel stations; ship fuel controls, including: procedures for non-compliant ships; detection of fuel out of specification of the Annex VI of the MARPOL Convention; authorisation concerning use of emission reduction methods and testing new methods; obligations of fuel suppliers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to use renewable sources in the transport sector; special rules for biofuels and biomass fuels produced from food and feed crops.
Other matters covered by this Law concern: sustainability and greenhouse gas emission reduction criteria for biofuels and biomass fuels, including: specific measures for biofuels produced from waste and residues other than aquaculture and fishery and agricultural and forestry residues; measures for electricity, heating, and cooling generated from municipal solid waste; impacts on soil quality; production of energy and nature conservation purposes; primary forests and other wooded areas conservation and protection; protection of rare, threatened or endangered ecosystems or species; protection of wetlands; sustainable use of forests and minimisation of the risks related to; regeneration of forests in harvesting areas; requirements to economic operator to comply with sustainability criteria and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions; measures to protect soil, water and air, rehabilitate degraded soils, avoid excessive water consumption in areas where water is scarce; the observance of land use rights; administrative fines, offences and penalties.
Date of text
Serial Imprint
Official Gazette of Cyprus Republic no. 4902 of 2022, Appendix I, Part I.
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Legislation Amendment
Original title
, 106 2022.