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Limitation of Emissions of Certain Atmospheric Pollutants (Amendment) Regulations, 2020


From: Ministry for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning
Environment & Resources Authority​)
​Published: ​26 November 2020
Running till: 2 January 2021
​Last Updated: ​4 January 2021

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Original Con​sultation

1.        Background​

The proposed Limitation of Emissions of Certain Atmospheric Pollutants (Amendment) Regulations cater for certain minor inconsistencies between the text of the National Emissions Ceilings (NEC) Directive (2016/2284/EU) (herein after referred to as the ‘Directive’) and the text of the national regulations that transposed this directive (i.e.
the Limitation of Emissions of Certain Atmospheric Pollutants Regulations, S.L 549.124). Notably, the amendments will not give rise to any implications at the national level and simply serve to ensure legal certainty.

The amendments proposed in the Regulations consist of:

  • Regulation 7(1): Removal of words “where applicable” in order to clarify and remove any potential doubt that Malta shall indeed be designating monitoring sites and monitor the impacts of air pollution on ecosystems;
  • Regulation 13: To clarify that the relevant reports and information, in its entirety, will be published on the Environment and Resources Authority’s website for public access;
  • Schedule III: To clarify that in line with the Directive, the main methodology used to calculate and report emissions from road transport shall be based on fuel sold in Malta;
  • Regulation 4(1): To ensure the full and correct reference to the relevant provisions in the Directive relating to the flexibility clause on the national emission inventory calculations.

2.        Consultation Questions

In line with Article 55 of the Environment Protection Act (Cap. 549) the public is invited to make submissions to ERA with their comments as to why and how these regulations could be amended.

4.        Submission of input
Submissions were sent in by email to the address:

Submissions were received by 2 January 2021.         
We thank you for your input.

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