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Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010

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Notices to minimise pollution risks in transitional cases

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8.—(1) In any case—

(a)to which regulation 7(1) or (2) applies; and

(b)where it appears to the Department that there is significant risk of pollution from the entry of the oil in question into any waterway or water contained in any underground strata if steps are not immediately taken to minimise that risk;

the Department may serve a notice on the person having custody or control of that oil requiring him to carry out such works, take such precautions or such steps as, in the opinion of the Department, are appropriate for minimising that risk having regard to the requirements of regulations 4, 5 and 6.

(2) The notice shall—

(a)specify or describe the works, precautions or other steps which the person is required to carry out or take;

(b)state the period within which any such requirement is to be complied with; and

(c)inform the person of their rights under regulation 9.

(3) The period for compliance shall be such as is reasonable in the circumstances and shall not in any case be less than 28 days.

(4) The Department may at any time—

(a)withdraw the notice;

(b)extend the period for compliance with any requirement of the notice;

(c)with the consent of the person on whom it is served, modify the requirements of the notice.

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