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What is the maximum statutory penalty for summary prosecutions under the Offshore Petroleum Activities (Oil Pollution Prevention and Control) Regulations 2005?

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Published on LexisPSL on 11/03/2020

The following Energy Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • What is the maximum statutory penalty for summary prosecutions under the Offshore Petroleum Activities (Oil Pollution Prevention and Control) Regulations 2005?
  • Offences under the Offshore Petroleum Activities (Oil Pollution Prevention and Control) Regulations 2005, SI 2005/2055
  • Maximum fine for committing a summary offence under the Offshore Petroleum Activities (Oil Pollution Prevention and Control) Regulations 2005, SI 2005/2055

The Offshore Petroleum Activities (Oil Pollution Prevention and Control) Regulations 2005, SI 2005/2055

The Offshore Petroleum Activities (Oil Pollution Prevention and Control) Regulations 2005, SI 2005/2055, prohibit the discharge of oil to sea from offshore oil and gas installations other than in accordance with the terms and conditions of a permit, and require offshore operators to apply for permits for all planned discharges of oil in the course of all relevant offshore energy activities, including well operations, production operations, pipeline operations, and decommissioning operations. For more information on oil and gas regulation generally, see: Oil and gas licensing and regulation—overview.

Offences under the Offshore Petroleum Activities (Oil Pollution Prevention and Control) Regulations 2005, SI 2005/2055

The Offshore Petroleum Activities (Oil Pollution Prevention and Control) Regulations 2005, SI 2005/2055, reg 16 lists the offences under the regulations and any defences. The result of a person being found guilty of an offence under the regulations is:

  1. a fine not e

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