A New Framework for Managing Oil Discharges in the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry
Article from: OGEL 2 (2005), in Oil Spills
The current system of exemptions for offshore oil discharges under the Prevention of Oil Pollution Act 1971 (the "Act") is set to change later this year. The revised framework is to be embodied in the Offshore Petroleum Activities (Oil Pollution Prevention and Control) Regulations 2005, a draft of which was laid before Parliament on 10 February 2005, and is expected to be enacted in its present form in early summer 2005 (the "Regulation"). The Regulation will bring the United Kingdom in line with the recommended standards agreed under the Oslo/Paris Convention for the Protection ...