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The Storage of Carbon Dioxide (Licensing etc.) (Scotland) Regulations 2011

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Applications for a storage permit

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6.—(1) The licence holder may, under the conditions laid down by the licence, apply to the authority for a storage permit in respect of a place within the licensed area.

(2) Where the licence includes an appraisal term, the application may not be made unless any necessary exploration has been completed, and the terms and conditions of the licence have been complied with.

(3) An application must contain—

(a)the name and address of the proposed operator;

(b)evidence of the matters referred to in regulation 7(1);

(c)in relation to the CO2 that is to be contained within the storage site—

(i)the total quantity that is to be injected and stored;

(ii)a proposed date on which injection is to commence;

(iii)the prospective sources and transport methods;

(iv)the composition of the CO2 streams that are to be injected;

(v)the proposed injection rates and pressures; and

(vi)the proposed location of the injection facilities;

(d)a description of measures to be taken to prevent any significant irregularities;

(e)a proposed monitoring plan drawn up in accordance with Annex II to the Directive and that takes into account the obligations imposed on the operator under legislation implementing Article 14 of the ETS Directive;

(f)a proposed corrective measures plan;

(g)the proposed provisional post-closure plan drawn up in accordance with regulation 12(1);

(h)the information required to be provided in relation to the storage site under legislation implementing Article 5 of Council Directive 85/337/EEC(1); and

(i)details of a financial security that will satisfy the requirements in paragraph 7(1) of Schedule 2, including proof that (if the storage permit is granted) such a security will be in force before the proposed date on which injection is to commence.

(4) The authority must forward to the European Commission—

(a)the permit application (within one month of receipt); and

(b)any other related material that the authority proposes to take into account when it seeks to make a decision on the award of a storage permit.

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Council Directive 85/337/EEC of 27 June 1985 on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment (O.J. No. L 175, 5.7.1985, p.40); amended by Council Directive 97/11/EC (O.J. No. L 73, 14.03.1997, p.5) and by European Parliament and Council Directives 2003/35/EC (O.J. No. L 156, 25.6.2003, p.17) and 2009/31/EC.

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