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

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Reporting and notification of leakages and significant irregularities

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

(2) The report must be sent to the authority no later than 4 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 that is specified in the notice.

(5) The information referred to in sub-paragraph (1) is—

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

(b)the quantities, properties and composition of the CO2 streams delivered to, injected by, and registered by the operator in accordance with the provisions of this storage permit;

(c)proof that the financial security to be maintained in accordance with the provisions of this storage permit has come into effect and remains in force; and

(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 must immediately notify the authority.

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

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