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ACCC/C/2012/70 Czech Republic

Case status: Findings adopted on 20.12.2013 – Non-compliance found.
Follow-up: On-going; see Decision VII/8e, Decision VI/8e, Decision V/9f
Topics: Public participation.
Articles alleged: 6 (3), 6 (4), 6 (8); 7.
Articles considered by the Committee: 6 (3), 6 (4), 6 (8), 6 (9); 7.
Articles, if any, found in non-compliance: 6 (3), 6 (4), 6 (8); 7.
Summary: On 9 May 2012, the Czech non-governmental organization Environmental Law Service, submitted a communication to the Compliance Committee alleging the failure of the Czech Republic to comply with its obligations under the Convention. The communication alleged that the Party concerned prepared its application to the European Commission for free allocation of allowances, including its national investment plan, under the revised rules for the European Union Emissions Trading System, without proper public participation, as required under article 7, in conjunction with article 6 (3), (4) and (8), of the Convention.

Document Status Date received or posted by the secretariat
Datasheet ACCC/C/2012/70 Latest datasheet on the status of the communication 11. 10.2013
Determination on admissibility At CC-36 29.06.2012
Communication From the communicant 09.05.2012

Annex 1 A Application for allocation of free allowances

Annex 2 NIP

Annex 3 Government resolution

From the communicant 09.05.2012
Letter to the Party concerned forwarding the communication From the secretariat 16.08.2012
Letter to the communicant From the secretariat 16.08.2012

Reply to the Committee's questions

Annex 1
Annex 2
Annex 3

From the communicant 29.10.2012
Response and cover letter From the Party concerned 14.01.2013

Letter to the Party concerned and to the communicants for the discussion at CC-40

From the secretariat

Additional Information From the communicant 08.03.2013
Letter to the parties after CC-40 From the secretariat 11.04.2013
Chronology (agreed by and jointly submitted) From parties 02.05.2013
Replies and additional comments after the public session at CC-40 From the communicant 02.05.2013
Replies From the Party concerned 06.05.2013
Notice of communicant's change of name From the communicant


Draft findings and letters to the Party concerned and the communicant  From the secretariat 11.11.2013
Comments on draft findings From the Party concerned 04.12.2013
Comments on draft findings From the communicant 06.12.2013
ENG FRE RUS and letter to the parties   From the secretariat 01.04.2014