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The Hydrocarbons Licensing Directive Regulations 1995

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Scope and application of terms and conditions

4.—(1) No licence shall be granted upon terms and conditions other than such terms and conditions as are justified exclusively for the purpose of—

(a)ensuring the proper performance of the activities permitted by the licence;

(b)providing for the payment of consideration for the grant of the licence;

(c)any of the considerations specified in paragraph (2) below.

(2) The considerations referred to in paragraph (1)(c) above are—

(a)national security;

(b)public safety;

(c)public health;

(d)security of transport;

(e)protection of the environment;

(f)protection of biological resources and of national treasures possessing artistic, historic or archaeological value;

(g)safety of installations and of workers;

(h)planned management of hydrocarbon resources, including in particular the rate at which hydrocarbons are depleted and the optimisation of their recovery;

(i)the need to secure tax revenues.

(3) The terms and conditions provided for in paragraphs (1) and (2) above shall be applied in a non-discriminatory manner.

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