|Exclusion of small installations and hospitals from EU ETS – time for conclusive decisions - Page 3|
|Tuesday, 21 June 2011 20:56|
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In order to give the possibility to exclude small installations that only started up their Annex I activity in one of the years 2008 to 2010 (and were regarded as new entrants by the competent authority in the 2nd trading period), the words used in Article 27 "in each of the years 2008 to 2010" must be interpreted as "in each of the years 2008 to 2010 in which the installation was performing an Annex I-activity".
Hospitals can be excluded from the EU ETS under Article 27, irrespective of their emissions or thermal capacities. As the Guidance underline, a definition of hospitals should be applied consistently by all Member States in order to prevent abuse of this exception. For this purpose, the operator of a hospital shall provide evidence to the competent authority, that providing hospital activities is the main purpose of the installation in question. This can be a proof from the statistical office that the installation is classified as NACE 85.11 (NACE rev 1.1) or 86.10 (NACE rev. 2).