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Energy Act 2016

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Power to require information and samples

34Power of the OGA to require information and samples

(1)The OGA may by notice in writing, for the purpose of carrying out any functions of the OGA which are relevant to the fulfilment of the principal objective or which relate to activities carried out under a carbon dioxide storage licence, require—

(a)a relevant person to provide it with any petroleum-related information, or a portion of any petroleum-related sample, held by or on behalf of the person;

(b)a person who holds information or samples in accordance with an information and samples plan (see sections 30 to 33) to provide it with any such information or a portion of any such sample,

subject to subsection (3).

(2)The notice must specify—

(a)the form or manner in which the information or the portion of a sample must be provided;

(b)the time at which, or period within which, the information or the portion of a sample must be provided.

(3)Information requested under subsection (1) may not include items subject to legal privilege.

(4)Requirements imposed by a notice under this section are sanctionable in accordance with Chapter 5.

(5)Where a person provides information or a portion of a sample to the OGA in accordance with a notice under this section, any requirements imposed on the person in respect of that information or sample by regulations under section 28 are unaffected.

(6)In subsection (1) “carbon dioxide storage licence” means a licence granted under section 18 of the Energy Act 2008.

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