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Gas Emission Allowance Act 2012.

Type of law
Date of original text

The present Act is made under the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme, which was the first large greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme in the world. In particular, the Act controls emissions of carbon dioxide from any of the activities listed in Annex 1 to the present Act. In particular, the Act lays down provisions relating to competent bodies, trading licences systems, national licences plan, monitoring and information communication, controlling procedures, and penalties. The text consists of 23 articles divided into 6 Parts as follows: General provisions (1); Planning of emission allowances (2); Provisions on distribution (3); Issue and distribution of authorization (4); Sale of authorizations (5); Common provisions (6). Five Annexes are enclosed.
Long title of text
Act on the national contribution plan for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading in the period 2008-2012.
Date of consolidation/reprint
Entry into force notes
The present Act enters into force on 11 August 2007.
The present Act is consolidated as of 18 July 2016.
Serial Imprint
Bundesgesetzblatt, Part I, No. 38, 10 August 2007, pp. 1788-1808.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Gesetz ber den nationalen Zuteilungsplan f r Treibhausgas-Emissionsberechtigungen in der Zuteilungsperiode 2008 bis 2012 (Zuteilungsgesetz 2012 ZuG2012).