The accounts in the registry
There are different account types in the national registry:
- party holding accounts::
This type of account contains all the allowances and Kyoto units of the competant authorities (the federal government and the regions).
- operator and aircraft operator holding accounts::
This type of account is opened automatically for all installations and aircraft operators falling under the emision trading directive (2003/87/EC). One operator holding account is opened per installation, one aircraft operator holding account is opened for per aircraft operator.
- person holding and trading accounts::
Any natural or legal person who wishes to open an account in the regystry can request the opening of a person holding or trading account.
Similar to the party holding accounts, the other types of accounts can hold any type of allowances or Kyoto units. The account holder of the account is the owner of these emission rights.
All requests on the account management (procuration, nomination of a representative, etc.) must be send in writing (and in certain cases via registered mail with receipt confirmation) to the registry administrator via the authorised representatives of the account.
According to the Article 6 of the Royal Decree of July 9, 2010 concerning the administration of the Belgian greenhouse gas registry and the conditions applicable on its users, every account holder is obliged to pay, each calendar year, an annual fee for every account that he holds, in order to contribute to the administrative expenses of the registry.
The fee for the year 2013 amounts to 535,03 euro.