Correspondence

Oil and gas: OPRED communications

Published communications issued to stakeholders relating to regulation of environmental and decommissioning activity for UK offshore oil and gas operations.

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The EU and UK are cutting the availability of HFC’s by 79% between 2015 and 2030. OPRED would like to make Operators aware of the following ban which will be imposed from 1 January 2022. - Issued 01/12/2021

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Updating PON1s in legacy ePON1 system – Function to be withdrawn - Issued 29/11/2021

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Cessation of Out of Hours Permitting Function - Issued 29/11/2021

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Annual Chemical Permit Reminder - Issued 11/10/2021

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Cessation of out of hours permitting function - Issued 08/10/2021

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Publication of DEFRA's revised UK plan for shipments of waste

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OPEP Guidance - Revision 6 - Publication

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Energy Portal - Integrated Reporting System (IRS) - Go live date reminder - Issued 21/09/2021

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OPRED response to PON1, OPPC and IRS consultation comments

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IRS - Managing Distribution Lists

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IRS Managing Teams

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IRS - General Guidance

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IRS - Additional/Enhanced Features

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IRS - Managing Teams Guide

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Energy Portal - Integrated Reporting System (IRS) – Action Required, populating IRS Teams - Issued 25/08/2021

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Energy Portal - Inactive OPRED applications note - Issued 19/08/2021

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Offshore Chemicals Regulations 2002 and the Offshore Petroleum Activities (Oil Pollution Prevention and Control) Regulations 2005

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Verifier site visits update post Covid 19

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Defra Consultation on amending the Civil Procedure Rules to establish environmental review - Issued 04/08/2021

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Defra Consultation on Best Practice Guidance for developing compensatory measures in relation to Marine Protected Areas - Issued 27/07/2021

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Offshore EIA Regulations Communication – Consent for Projects - Issued 27/07/2021

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BEIS CONSULTATION ON REFORMING THE FRAMEWORK FOR BETTER REGULATION - Issued 27/07/2021

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Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme Public Consultation

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PETS PPC SAT changes note - Issued 28/06/2021

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Consultation on Guidance Notes for the Offshore Petroleum Activities (Oil Pollution Prevention and Control) Regulations 2005; PON1 reporting of oil and chemical releases; and Integrated Reporting Service (IRS).

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PON1 Guidance for Reporting Oil and Offshore Chemical Releases

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PON1 Guidance for Reporting Oil and Offshore Chemical Releases - Key Changes

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OPPC Guidance Notes

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OPPC Guidance - Key Changes

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Integrated Reporting Service Guidance

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REMINDER for Information of Trained Oil Spill Response Personnel during 2020 - Issued 28/05/2021

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REMINDER for EMS Annual Public Statement - Issued 17/05/2021

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UK ETS Authority publishes the free allocation table for 2021-2025 allocation period

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Scottish Government Consultation on a proposed UK Dolphin and Porpoise Conservation Strategy - Issued 05/05/2021

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Request for information of Trained Oil Spill Response Personnel during 2020

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Template return spreadsheet for information of Trained Oil Spill Response Personnel during 2020 request

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OPEP Variation function in CAP - Issued 20/04/2021

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Request for EMS Annual Public Statement - Issued 15/04/2021

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Wild Birds Offshore Advice Notes March 2021 - Issued 30/03/2021

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Energy Portal - Integrated Reporting System (IRS) – Action Required - Issued 24/03/2021

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Evaluation of Offshore Safety Directive Regulator (OSDR) - Issued 17/03/2021

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Regulating Offshore oil and gas Installations during Coronavirus (Covid-19) Outbreak - Offshore Petroleum Regulator for Environment and Decommissioning's return to offshore inspection activity - Update 01/03/2021

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OPRED UK ETS update February 2021 - Issued 22/02/2021

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Protection of Wild Birds Offshore - Issued 19/02/2021

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Updating of the UK Plan for Shipments of Waste - Issued 20/01/2021

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Mercury Regulations & TFSW Regulations - Notification to Offshore Operators

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Regulating Offshore oil and gas Installations during Coronavirus (Covid-19) Outbreak. UK and Scottish Government 04 January 2021 announcement of change to lockdown measures - update 07 January 2021

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Update on EU ETS transition to a UK ETS - Issued 22/12/2020

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The Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration, Production, Unloading and Storage (EIA) Regulations 2020 - Transitional Provisions & PETS Changes

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RBA Programme Update - Issued 14/12/2020

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Notification to Stakeholders - The Offshore Oil and Gas (EIA) Regulations 2020

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Informal Consultation - OPRED Notification to the Oil and Gas Industry UKETS Civil Penalties Guidance - Issued 25/11/2020

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Informal Consultation - UK ETS Civil Penalties Guidance Document - New - Issued 25/11/2020

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UK Energy Portal Planned Maintenance

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OSPAR Annual Reporting on the Phase-out of Hazardous Substances - Issued 23/11/2020

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Met Office telephone system outage – Saturday 21st November

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PRA 2021 chemical data and Annual WIA permits

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OPRED EU ETS Transition update Operator Requirements October 2020

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Regulating Offshore oil and gas Installations during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Outbreak – Offshore Petroleum Regulator for Environment and Decommissioning’s return to offshore inspection activity

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REMINDER for Information of Trained Oil Spill Response Personnel during 2019

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Offshore EIA Regulations 2020 - Issued 24/07/2020

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Proposed Offshore Chemicals and the Offshore Petroleum Activities (Oil Pollution Prevention and Control) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 Consultation - Issued 23/07/2020

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OPRED position published on offshore site visits by verifiers during the Coronavirus Outbreak 2020

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Request for information of Trained Oil Spill Response Personnel during 2019

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Template return spreadsheet for information of Trained Oil Spill Response Personnel during 2019 request

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Publication of Guidance for assessing the significance of noise disturbance against Conservation Objectives of harbour porpoise SACs

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Future of UK carbon pricing consultation response - 02/06/2020

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REMINDER for Transfrontier Shipment of Waste Return - Issued 19/05/2020

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REMINDER for EMS Annual Public Statement - Issued 19/05/2020

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Covid19 Position - Update - Issued 15/05/2020

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Request for Mercury Regulations Returns - Issued 11/05/2020

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Offshore Industry Guidance on the EU Mercury Legislation (Appendix A)

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EIA Regulations - Coronavirus Amendment - Issued 23/04/2020

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Request for Transfrontier Shipment of Waste Return - Issued 22/04/2020

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TFSW Regulations 2007 - Offshore Operator Form for Notifying Waste Exports to BEIS

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Covid19 position - Update - Issued 17.04.2020

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Request for EMS Annual Public Statement - Issued 09/04/2020

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Covid-19 position - Issued 08/04/2020

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Halogen Additions to EEMS Database - Issued 31/03/2020

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The Impacts of Covid-19 - Compliance - Issued 20/03/2020

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OPRED Out of Hours Phone Number OPEP Updates - Issued 16/03/2020

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Details on upcoming seismic surveys in the Southern North Sea Harbour Porpoise SAC - Issued 11/02/2020

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Noise Guidance Consultation Notification - Issued 06/02/2020

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Details

OPRED communications issued to stakeholders in order to raise awareness of any pertinent information relating to the regulation of environmental and decommissioning activity for offshore oil and gas operations in the UK will be published here going forward

Published 3 February 2020
Last updated 1 December 2021 + show all updates
  1. The EU and UK are cutting the availability of HFC’s by 79% between 2015 and 2030. OPRED would like to make Operators aware of the following ban which will be imposed from 1 January 2022.

  2. Updating PON1s in legacy ePON1 system – Function to be withdrawn

  3. Addition of Cessation of Out of Hours Permitting Function communication

  4. Addition of Annual Chemical Permit Reminder

  5. Cessation of out of hours permitting function

  6. The notification provides details about the recent publication of Defra's revised UK Plan for Shipments of Waste and the Government Response to the consultation on the UK Plan

  7. OPEP Guidance Publication Comms.

  8. Addition of OPRED response to PON1, OPPC, IRS Consultation - OGUK response document and Reminder of IRS go live date

  9. IRS - General Guidance, Enhanced/Additional Features and Managing Distribution Lists Added.

  10. Energy Portal - Integrated Reporting System (IRS) – Action Required, populating IRS Teams - Issued 25/08/2021

  11. OPRED Communications - Energy Portal inactive OPRED applications note.

  12. Addition of 'Offshore Chemicals Regulations 2002 and the Offshore Petroleum Activities (Oil Pollution Prevention and Control) Regulations 2005' communication

  13. Verifier site visits update post Covid 19 published on Communications page.

  14. Defra Consultation on amending the Civil Procedure Rules to establish environmental review

  15. Defra Consultation on Best Practice Guidance for developing compensatory measures in relation to Marine Protected Areas published.

  16. BEIS Consultation on reforming the framework for better regulation published. Offshore EIA Regulations Communication – Consent for Projects published.

  17. Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme Public Consultation. Register your interest to join a stakeholder event by 12 July.

  18. Addition of PETS PPC SAT changes note

  19. PON1, OPPC and Integrated Reporting Service Guidance Consultations published.

  20. Addition of Reminder for Information of Trained Oil Spill Response Personnel during 2020

  21. Reminder for EMS Annual Public Statements uploaded

  22. UK ETS Authority publishes the free allocation table for 2021-2025 allocation period.

  23. BEIS-OPRED NOTIFICATION TO STAKEHOLDERS - Scottish Government Consultation on a proposed UK Dolphin and Porpoise Conservation Strategy.

  24. Addition of 'Request for information of Trained Oil Spill Response Personnel during 2020' and 'Template return spreadsheet for information of Trained Oil Spill Response Personnel during 2020 request'

  25. OPEP Variation function in CAP - Communication to Industry 20 April 2021

  26. Addition of request for EMS Annual Public Statements

  27. OPRED communications page has been updated to include communication on advice notes related to the protection of wild birds in UK offshore waters.

  28. Addition of 'Energy Portal - Integrated Reporting System (IRS) – Action Required' communication

  29. Addition of 'Evaluation of Offshore Safety Directive Regulator (OSDR)' communication

  30. Addition of 'Regulating Offshore oil and gas Installations during Coronavirus (Covid-19) Outbreak – Offshore Petroleum Regulator for Environment and Decommissioning’s return to offshore inspection activity' update

  31. OPRED UK ETS Update

  32. Oil and gas: OPRED communications page has been updated to include communication on the protection of wild birds in UK offshore waters.

  33. Defra consultation on the ‘Updating of the UK Plan for Shipments of Waste'.

  34. Mercury Regulations & TFSW Regulations - Notification to Offshore Operators

  35. Addition of 'Regulating Offshore oil and gas Installations during Coronavirus (Covid-19) Outbreak. UK and Scottish Government 04 January 2021 announcement of change to lockdown measures - update 07 January 2021'

  36. Update on EU ETS transition to a UK ETS.

  37. The Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration, Production, Unloading and Storage (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2020 - Transitional Provisions & PETS Changes

  38. RBA Programme Update added

  39. Notification to Stakeholder regarding The Offshore Oil and Gas (EIA) Regulations (2020)

  40. Informal Consultation of the UK ETS Civil Penalties Guidance Document and OPRED Notification to the Oil and Gas Industry UKETS Civil Penalties Guidance

  41. UK Energy Portal will be unavailable from 6pm on Friday 27th November until 9am on Monday 30th November for extended maintenance.

  42. OSPAR Annual Reporting on the Phase-out of Hazardous Substances - Issued 23/11/2020

  43. Potential Met Office telephone system outage - Saturday 21st November

  44. PRA 2021 chemical data and Annual WIA permits

  45. OPRED EU ETS Transition update Operator Requirements October 2020

  46. Regulating Offshore oil and gas Installations during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Outbreak – Offshore Petroleum Regulator for Environment and Decommissioning’s return to offshore inspection activity

  47. Addition of Reminder for Information of Trained Oil Spill Response Personnel during 2019

  48. Offshore EIA Regulations 2020

  49. Proposed Offshore Chemicals and the Offshore Petroleum Activities (Oil Pollution Prevention and Control) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 Consultation

  50. Addition of EIA Pre-consultation Engagement document

  51. OPRED position published on offshore site visits by verifiers during the Coronavirus Outbreak 2020.

  52. Addition of 'Request for information of Trained Oil Spill Response Personnel during 2019' and template return spreadsheet

  53. Publication of Guidance for assessing the significance of noise disturbance against Conservation Objectives of harbour porpoise SACs

  54. Future of UK carbon pricing consultation response

  55. Addition of reminders for EMS Annual Statement and Transfrontier Shipment of Waste Returns

  56. Covid19 Update

  57. Addition of Request for Mercury Regulations Returns and corresponding reporting form

  58. Addition of 'EIA Regulations - Coronavirus Amendment' notification

  59. Transfrontier Shipment of Waste Return communication updated and return form added

  60. Addition of 'Request for Transfrontier Shipment of Waste Return'

  61. Addition of Covid19 Position Update

  62. Addition of Request for EMS Annual Public Statement

  63. New communication added

  64. New communication added

  65. Addition of new communication

  66. Addition of 'The Impacts of Covid-19' communications

  67. New communication added

  68. Addition of notification

  69. New communication added

  70. New communication added

  71. Addition of Noise Guidance Consultation Notification

  72. First published.