Consultation on the Offshore Environmental Civil Sanctions Regulations 2018

Closed 15 Feb 2018

Opened 18 Jan 2018


This consultation seeks stakeholders’ views on proposals to introduce powers, via The Offshore Environmental Civil Sanctions Regulations 2018, to enable BEIS’s Offshore Petroleum Regulator for Environment & Decommissioning (OPRED) to impose civil sanctions in respect of breaches of some existing offshore oil and gas environmental regulations.

What happens next

Following the close of the consultation, the Government will publish a summary of all the responses received (subject to confidentiality restrictions) and the Government’s consultation responses, within 4 weeks of the close of the consultation. This response will take the form of decisions made in light of the consultation and reasons given for decisions finally taken. This document will be published on the website with paper copies available on request.


  • Oil and Gas


  • Oil and Gas