Exclusion of installations from emissions trading for operators of installations emitting less than 25,000 t CO2eq

First option: FREEDOM TO PROVIDE CROSS-BORDER SERVICES

If you are established in EU/EEA country, you have freedom to provide services on temporary and occasional basis, without obligation of establishment in Croatia, mandatory membership in professional body and without a prior check.

An online declaration is sent in the mentioned case to the Point of Single Contact or directly to the competent authority at pisarnica@mingor.hr or ets-postrojenja@mingor.hr, along with a photo or a scan of the following documents (signed, without a stamp):

  • Request for exclusion from the Emissions Trading Scheme (form) accompanied by the documents below
  • Evidence of greenhouse gas emissions below 25,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2016, 2017 and 2018, according to a verified emissions report
  • for a combustion plant to have a rated thermal input below 35MW
  • proof of implementation of measures to achieve an equivalent contribution to the reduction of emissions prescribed by the Decree on the method of trading in greenhouse gas emission allowances (OG 89/20) and a special regulation governing the payment of carbon dioxide emission allowances

If EU/EEA nationals do not provide the required documents, a competent authority will check their data via the Internal Market Information System (IMI).

Second option: FREEDOM TO ESTABLISH

If you are established in EU/EEA country, you as a physical or legal person have freedom to provide services on a permanent basis in Croatia, if you register an establishment in Croatia and submit the following documents, i.e. fulfil the following conditions:

  • The request is accompanied by the required attachments:

– report on annual greenhouse gas emissions for 2016, 2017 and 2018

– a verification report demonstrating that the greenhouse gas emissions from the installation are less than 25,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent in each of the 3 years mentioned, excluding biomass emissions

– for the combustion plant to have a rated thermal input below 35MW

– proof of implementation of measures to achieve an equivalent contribution to the reduction of emissions prescribed by the Decree on the method of trading in greenhouse gas emission allowances (OG 89/20) and a special regulation governing the payment of carbon dioxide emission allowances

If EU/EEA nationals do not provide the required documents, a competent authority will check their data via the Internal Market Information System (IMI).


Fees  

None


Application

pisarnica@mingor.hr (for sending photographed or scanned documents; signed, without a stamp)

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Competent authority and regulations

Ministry of the Economy and Sustainable Development

Radnička 80, 10 000 Zagreb

+385 1 6106 111

pisarnica@mingor.hr

ets-postrojenja@mingor.hr

Climate Change and Ozone Layer Protection Act (OG 127/19)

Decree on the method of trading in greenhouse gas emission allowances (OG 89/20)

Ordinance on the method of free allocation of emission allowances to installations and on the monitoring, reporting and verification of reports on greenhouse gas emissions from installations and aircraft (OG 89/20)


Authorisation

Decision on exclusion of an installation from trading in emission units with greenhouse gas emissions of less than 25,000 t CO2eq

Deadline: 30 days


Legal remedies

An appeal may not be lodged against the decision; however, you may submit a complaint within 30 days to the competent administrative court:

  • Administrative Court in Zagreb, Avenija Dubrovnik 6 i 8, 10000 Zagreb kontakt@uszg.pravosudje.hr
  • Administrative Court in Rijeka, Barčićeva 3, 51000 Rijeka info@usri.pravosudje.hr
  • Administrative Court in Osijek, Trg Ante Starčevića 7/II, 31000 Osijek

USOS-Pisarnica@usos.pravosudje.hr

The legal remedy is an integral part of every decision.

Last updated on 17 February 2022.

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