Act on Monitoring Greenhouse Gases and single national entity

An Act on Monitoring of Greenhouse Gases has become effective in December 2005. This Act determines the establishment of a National System for monitoring of greenhouse gases and empowers the Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM) to appoint an authority responsible for the National System and the National Inventory.

The Act also determines that the National Inventory be based on methodologies and processes as laid down in the monitoring protocols. With a regulation following to that the Minister has appointed SenterNovem as ‘single national entity‘ (NIE = National Inventory Entity) and published a list of the protocols. Adjustments to the protocols will require official publication of the new protocols and announcement of publication in the official Government Gazette (Staatscourant).

References:
• Staatsblad 2005. Besluit inventarisatie broeikasgassen. (nr 664, Act of 12 December 2005)
• Staatscourant 2005. Regeling aanwijzing nationaal loket (21 December 2005, number 248, page
32)
• Staatscourant 2007. Wijzing regeling aanwijzing nationaal loket (16 February 2007, number 34,
page 23)