Cycle for Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The Regulation on the Monitoring of Greenhouse Gas Emissions has been published with revising in the official gazette numbered 29003 on May 17, 2014. With this regulation, the three-steps process of monitoring, reporting and verification of greenhouse gas emissions process became even more clear. The dates of this period have been finalized with the publication of this Regulation.

As can be seen in the above figure, this process begins with the creation of the monitoring plan. Of course it should not be forgotten that, the facilities should first determine whether they have performed any of the activities or activities that were specified in Annex-I of the Regulation and whether they have exceeded the threshold value that was specified in the Regulation. After that, the plants within the scope of Regulation Annex-I, should submit their monitoring plans that were for only this year to this Ministry until 1 October 2014 (In the following years, for new installed facilities and facilities that have been revised in their monitoring plans, monitoring plans are submitted to the Ministry in accordance with Article 6 (3) of the Regulation in June). After that, following approval of the monitoring plan by the Ministry’s, if the required requirements are met in the Regulation, the company monitors the greenhouse gas emissions from January 1 to December 31, 2015. As can be seen from the figure and as stated in Article 7 of the Regulation, enterprises prepare monitoring reports until 30 April 2016 in the light of the Ministry’s approved monitoring plan that were prepared between 1 January – 31 December 2015 of the previous year. Then, these prepared reports are checked by the verification organizations between 1 January-30 April 2016 and verified reports, that were confirmed until 30 April 2016, are submitted to the Ministry. However, if the monitoring plan is requested to be improved, the revised monitoring plan is submitted to the Ministry in accordance with Article 6 (2) of the Regulation until 30 June 2016.

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