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The Storage of Carbon Dioxide (Licensing etc.) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

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Closure of storage site and post-closure period

Post-closure plan

13.—(1) Before applying for a storage permit, a licence holder shall draw up a proposed provisional post-closure plan that is—

(a)based on best practice; and

(b)in accordance with Annex II to the Directive.

(2) Before granting a storage permit, the authority shall—

(a)approve that proposed plan; or

(b)require the licence holder to make such modifications to it as the authority (after consulting the licence holder) considers necessary,

and the provisional post-closure plan is the plan so approved or modified.

(3) The authority may—

(a)approve a proposed post-closure plan submitted to it for approval in accordance with the provisions in the licence included by virtue of regulation 6 and paragraph 2(1) of Schedule 1; or

(b)require the operator to make such modifications to it as the authority (after consulting the operator) considers necessary,

and the post-closure plan is the plan so approved or modified.

(4) Where the authority is deemed to be the operator pursuant to regulation 12(5), the post-closure plan is the provisional post-closure plan with such modifications as the authority considers necessary.

Post-closure obligations

14.  The closure of a storage site is without prejudice to the obligations of the operator—

(a)under legislation implementing Articles 5 to 8 of the Environmental Liability Directive; or

(b)relating to the surrender of allowances under legislation implementing the ETS Directive.

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