Consultation: Amendments to the Environmental Impact Assessment Regime for Offshore Oil and Gas Projects

Consultation closes 23:45 on 2 October 2020

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy  is seeking views on proposed Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration, Production, Unloading and Storage (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2020 which would replace the Offshore Petroleum Production and Pipe-lines (Assessment of Environmental Effects) Regulations 1999. The proposed regulations amend the offshore oil and gas Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) regime to make the processes for challenging decisions clearer and enhance other aspects.

The proposed regulations would:

  • consolidate, clarify and simplify the provisions of the 1999 Regulations
  • provide a clear process for the publication and challenge of decisions
  • incorporate other changes such as the inclusion of civil sanctions

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