The Offshore Environmental Civil Sanctions Regulations 2018 enable the BEIS Offshore Petroleum Regulator for Environment & Decommissioning (OPRED) to impose civil sanctions in respect of breaches of some existing offshore oil and gas environmental regulations, which presently amount to criminal offences.
This draft guidance will accompany the 2018 Regulations to provide clarity and certainty to industry. It is designed to clearly explain how OPRED will apply the civil sanctions regime under them:
- how it makes decisions
- the processes to be followed to provide clarity and certainty to industry