These regulations make provision to enable fees to be charged to recover costs in relation to activities carried out relating to the environmental regulation of the offshore oil and gas industry.
The regulations extend to the whole of the UK and cover fees in relation to:
– assessments relating to discharge and providing advice under the Offshore Chemicals Regulations 2002;
– assessments relating to discharge and providing advice under the Offshore Petroleum Activities (Oil Pollution Prevention and Control) Regulations
– monitoring compliance and providing advice regarding certain Commission Implementing Regulations for the EU’s Fluorinated Gas regulatory regime;
– functions carried out under the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme Regulations 2014; and
– services provided by BEIS to the Oil & Gas Authority regarding the Offshore Petroleum Licensing (Offshore Safety Directive) Regulations 2015
(these costs will be recovered from the Oil & Gas Authority).
The regulations come into force on 06 April 2017.