Proposed policy for regulating decommissioning of offshore oil and gas installations in the exclusive economic zone
In 2017, the Government strengthened the regulatory framework for the decommissioning of offshore oil and gas structures and pipelines in New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). This includes a new requirement for operators to provide a decommissioning plan before applying for a decommissioning-related marine consent.
We are now seeking feedback on the proposed requirements of the decommissioning regulations. The regulations will set out the requirements for the decommissioning plan and the approval process and criteria.
You can find out more information by reading the [url=http://www.mfe.govt.nz/have-your-say-decommissioning-offshore-oil-and-gas]consultation document[/url].
The questions below are a guide only and all comments are welcome. You do not have to answer all the questions. To ensure your point of view is clearly understood, please explain your rationale and provide supporting evidence where appropriate.
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