All enterprises obligated to pay NOx tax may join the Environmental Agreementon on NOx for the period 2011-2017.
Enterprises that would like to join the NOx Fund need to sign the Norwegian version of the Participant Agreement and submit it to the Fund. Foreign owned enterprises must also join the Agreement through a Norwegian representative.
The enterprise will then receive a Participant Certificate as proof that they are entitled to a tax exemption and may obtain support for NOx reducing measures from the NOx Fund.
The tax liability encompasses emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) in energy production from:
Enterprises that joins the Environmental Agreement on NOx are entitled to a tax exemption from the date which the enterprise join the Environmental Agreement. From the same date, the enterprise will have a payment obligation vis a vis the Business Sector's NOx Fund.
Reporting of emission
Participant enterprises shall report NOx emissions each quarter to the NOx Fund. A web solution has been established for electronic reporting. Based on the reported emissions the enterprises will be sent an invoice.
According to the Participant Agreement affiliated enterprises shall develop a measure plan identifying possible NOx reducing measures. The purpose with the measure plan is to identify profitable measures the enterprise can implement on its own accord, and cost effective NOx reducing measures whose implementation are dependent on support from the NOx Fund.
It is only applications regarding concrete measures that shall be submitted to the NOx Fund. The measure plan per se is meant to be an internal document and shall be kept at the enterprise. The NOx Fund is well aware that enterprises may not have any profitable or cost effective measures at present for their enterprise. Nevertheless, the enterprise shall undertake a review to reveal potential NOx reducing measures.
Implementation of measures
The Business Sector’s NOx Fund is a cooperative effort where participant enterprises may apply for financial support for NOx reducing measures. The Fund’s success is dependent on that sufficient NOx reducing measures are being implemented, ensuring that the emission obligations vis-à-vis the Environmental Agreement are being met. Although several measures have been implemented already, all new measures that will be implemented will serve as important contributions to ensure that the reduction obligations vis-à-vis the Environmental Agreement are being met.
Please specify in an annex ships by name and IMO number that will participate in the Agreement (if any). As our aim is to keep the NOx Fund’s list of ships that participate in the Agreement updated at all times, we ask that you please report any changes (if any) on the list by specifying the affiliated ships by name and IMO number per e-mail or letter.
Enterprises that wish to join are required to sign a copy of the Participant Agreement. Authorisation or a statement documenting that the signatory has the authority to legally bind the enterprise must be enclosed. Please specify in an annex ships by name and IMO number that will participate in the Agreement (if any).
Please submit these documents to:
The Business Sector's NOx Fund
P.O. Box 5250 Majorstuen, NO-0303 Oslo, Norway.
The documents may also be submitted as PDF to:
Over 640 enterprises have joined the Environmental Agreement on NOx 2008-2010. Click here to view the participant enterprises.
678 enterprises have joined the Environmental Agreement on NOx 2011-2017 as of August 2012. Click here to view the participant enterprises.