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

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Reporting and notification of leakages and significant irregularities

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3.—(1) The operator shall send to the authority a report in respect of each reporting period containing the information specified in sub-paragraph (5).

(2) The report shall be sent to the authority no later than four weeks after the end of the relevant reporting period.

(3) Unless the authority determines otherwise under sub-paragraph (4), the reporting periods are the period of one year beginning with the commencement of injection, and each subsequent yearly period.

(4) At any time before the commencement of injection, or during a current reporting period, the authority may notify the operator that (beginning with the next reporting period) reporting periods are to be a period of less than one year as is specified in the notice.

(5) The information is—

(a)the results of the monitoring carried out in accordance with the provisions of the storage permit (including details of the monitoring technology employed);

(b)the quantities, properties and composition of the CO2 streams delivered to and injected into the storage site in the reporting period, and registered by the operator under paragraph 1(5);

(c)proof that the financial security required by paragraph 7 has come into effect and remains in force;

(d)any other information requested by the authority that the authority considers relevant for the purposes of assessing compliance with the conditions of the storage permit or for increasing knowledge of the behaviour of the CO2 stored at the storage site.

(6) If the operator becomes aware of any leakages or significant irregularities, the operator shall immediately notify the authority.

(7) If the operator becomes aware of any leakages or significant irregularities which imply the risk of leakage, the operator shall immediately notify the person who is the regulator in relation to the storage site for the purposes of the legislation implementing the ETS Directive.

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