DTI proposes weak controls on chemicals for offshore sector

Proposals for a new statutory regime to control the use and discharge of chemicals from offshore oil and gas operations were issued by the Department of Trade and Industry in January. 1 The controls are intended to implement the UK's obligations under the Ospar Convention - but the draft regulations lack explicit provisions to require the substitution of hazardous chemicals and to implement other Ospar requirements, and are also much weaker on transparency and criminal liability than land-based pollution control regimes.

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