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Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/1433 of 26 August 2016 on recognition of the ‘Biomass Biofuels Sustainability voluntary scheme’ for demonstrating compliance with the sustainability criteria under Directives 98/70/EC and 2009/28/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council

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27.8.2016   

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 232/13


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) 2016/1433

of 26 August 2016

on recognition of the ‘Biomass Biofuels Sustainability voluntary scheme’ for demonstrating compliance with the sustainability criteria under Directives 98/70/EC and 2009/28/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Directive 98/70/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 October 1998 relating to the quality of petrol and diesel fuels and amending Council Directive 93/12/EEC (1), and in particular the second subparagraph of Article 7c(4) thereof,

Having regard to Directive 2009/28/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources and amending and subsequently repealing Directives 2001/77/EC and 2003/30/EC (2), and in particular the second subparagraph of Article 18(4) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Articles 7b and 7c of and Annex IV to Directive 98/70/EC and Articles 17 and 18 of and Annex V to Directive 2009/28/EC lay down similar sustainability criteria for biofuels and bioliquids, and similar procedures of the verification of compliance with those criteria.

(2)

Where biofuels and bioliquids are to be taken into account for the purposes referred to in Article 17(1)(a), (b) and (c) of Directive 2009/28/EC, Member States must require economic operators to show the compliance of biofuels and bioliquids with the sustainability criteria set out in Article 17(2) to (5) of Directive 2009/28/EC.

(3)

The Commission may decide that voluntary national or international schemes setting standards for the production of biomass products contain accurate data for the purposes of Article 17(2) of Directive 2009/28/EC, and/or demonstrate that consignments of biofuel or bioliquid comply with the sustainability criteria set out in Article 17(3), (4) and (5), and/or that no materials have been intentionally modified or discarded so that the consignment or part thereof would fall under Annex IX. When an economic operator provides proof or data obtained in accordance with a voluntary scheme that has been recognised by the Commission, to the extent covered by the recognition decision, a Member State is barred from requiring the supplier to provide further evidence of compliance with the sustainability criteria.

(4)

The request to recognise that the ‘Biomass Biofuels Sustainability voluntary scheme’, based at 11, rue de Monceau, 75008 Paris, France, demonstrates that consignments of biofuel comply with the sustainability criteria set out in Directive 98/70/EC and Directive 2009/28/EC was submitted to the Commission on 25 July 2016. The scheme covers a wide range of feedstocks including wastes and residues and the entire chain of custody. The recognised scheme documents should be made available at the transparency platform established under Directive 2009/28/EC.

(5)

Assessment of the ‘Biomass Biofuels Sustainability voluntary scheme’ found it to cover adequately the sustainability criteria of Directive 98/70/EC and of Directive 2009/28/EC, as well as applying a mass balance methodology in line with the requirements of Article 7c(1) of Directive 98/70/EC and Article 18(1) of Directive 2009/28/EC.

(6)

The evaluation of the ‘Biomass Biofuels Sustainability voluntary scheme’ found that it meets adequate standards of reliability, transparency and independent auditing and also complies with the methodological requirements in Annex IV to Directive 98/70/EC and Annex V to Directive 2009/28/EC.

(7)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee on the Sustainability of Biofuels and Bioliquids,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The ‘Biomass Biofuels Sustainability voluntary scheme’ (hereinafter ‘the scheme’), submitted for recognition to the Commission on 25 July 2016, demonstrates that consignments of biofuels and bioliquids produced in accordance with the standards for the production of biofuels and bioliquids set in the scheme comply with the sustainability criteria as laid down in Article 7b(3), (4) and (5) of Directive 98/70/EC and Article 17(3), (4) and (5) of Directive 2009/28/EC.

The scheme also contains accurate data for the purposes of Article 17(2) of Directive 2009/28/EC and Article 7b(2) of Directive 98/70/EC.

Article 2

The Decision is valid for a period of 5 years after it enters into force. If the contents of the scheme, as submitted for recognition to the Commission on 25 July 2016, change in a way that might affect the basis of this Decision, such changes shall be notified to the Commission without delay. The Commission shall assess the notified changes with a view to establish whether the scheme is still adequately covering the sustainability criteria for which it is recognised.

Article 3

The Commission may decide to repeal this Decision, inter alia, under the following circumstances:

(a)

if it has been clearly demonstrated that the scheme has not implemented elements considered to be decisive for this Decision or if severe and structural breach of those elements has taken place;

(b)

if the scheme fails to submit annual reports to the Commission as provided for in Article 7c(6) of Directive 98/70/EC and Article 18(6) of Directive 2009/28/EC;

(c)

if the scheme fails to implement standards of independent auditing specified in implementing acts referred to in the third subparagraph of Article 7c(5) of Directive 98/70/EC and the third subparagraph of Article 18(5) of Directive 2009/28/EC or improvements to other elements of the scheme considered to be decisive for a continued recognition.

Article 4

This Decision shall enter into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Done at Brussels, 26 August 2016.

For the Commission

The President

Jean-Claude JUNCKER


(1)  OJ L 350, 28.12.1998, p. 58.

(2)  OJ L 140, 5.6.2009, p. 16.


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