The Pollution Prevention and Control (Fees) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 2016

Publication Date:January 01, 2016
 
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2016No. 1042

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

The Pollution Prevention and Control (Fees) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 2016

Made31stOctober2016

Laid before Parliament3rdNovember2016

Coming into force1stDecember2016

The Secretary of State makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 82OA(1), 82OA(2) and 104(2) of the Energy Act 2008( 1), sections 110A(1), 110A(2) and 316(1) of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009( 2) and section 56(1) and (2) of the Finance Act 1973( 3), and with the consent of the Treasury( 4):

Citation and commencement

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Pollution Prevention and Control (Fees) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 2016 and come into force on 1st December 2016.

Amendment of the Pollution Prevention and Control (Fees) (Miscellaneous Amendments and Other Provisions) Regulations 2015

2. The Pollution Prevention and Control (Fees) (Miscellaneous Amendments and other Provisions) Regulations 2015( 5) are amended as follows.

(1) After regulation 5, insert—

Fees relating to consents to locate

5A.—(1) The Secretary of State may charge fees, calculated in accordance with regulation 7, in connection with—

(a) giving, refusing, varying, renewing, transferring, surrendering or revoking a consent to locate;

(b) monitoring compliance with—

(i) the requirements of Part 4A of the EA; and

(ii) a consent to locate;

(c) serving an emergency safety notice under section 82F of the EA;

(d) revoking the requirements of an emergency safety notice under section 82G(8) of the EA; and

(e) providing advice with respect to—

(i) an application or potential application for a consent to locate;

(ii) the variation, renewal, transfer, surrender or revocation of a consent to locate;

(iii) the service of an emergency safety notice under section 82F of the EA; and

(iv) the revocation of the requirements of an emergency safety notice under section 82G(8) of the EA.

(2) In this regulation—

(a) ‘the EA’ means the Energy Act 2008; and

(b) ‘a consent to locate’ means a consent under section 82A of the EA.’.

(2) For regulation 6, substitute—

Fees relating to certain marine licences

6.—(1) This regulation applies where the Secretary of State's functions referred to in paragraph (2) relate to oil and gas activities( 6) for which a marine licence is needed under Part 4 of the MCAA.

(2) The Secretary of State may charge fees, calculated in accordance with regulation 7, in connection with—

(a) granting, refusing, varying, transferring, surrendering, suspending or revoking a marine licence;

(b) monitoring compliance with—

(i) the requirements of Part 4 of the MCAA; and

(ii) a marine licence;

(c) issuing or renewing a stop notice under section 102 of the MCAA, and varying or revoking a stop notice under section 103 of the MCAA;

(d) issuing an emergency safety notice under section 104 of the MCAA, and varying or revoking an emergency safety notice under section 105 of the MCAA; and

(e) providing advice with respect to—

(i) an application or potential application for a marine licence;

(ii) the variation, transfer, surrender, suspension or revocation of a marine licence;

(iii) the issue or renewal of a stop notice under section 102 of the MCAA, and the variation or revocation of a stop notice under section 103 of the MCAA; and

(iv) the issue of an emergency safety notice under section 104 of the MCAA, and the variation or revocation of an emergency safety notice under section 105 of the MCAA.

(3) In this regulation ‘the MCAA’ means the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009.’.

Amendment of the Offshore Petroleum Activities (Conservation of Habitats) Regulations 2001

3. In regulation 20A(1)(b) of the Offshore Petroleum Activities (Conservation of Habitats) Regulations 2001( 7), after ‘for a’, insert ‘Petroleum Act licence,’.

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