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OFFSHORE PETROLEUM AND GREENHOUSE GAS STORAGE ACT 2010 - SECT 420

Issue of site closing certificate—pre‑certificate notice

    (1)     If—

        (a)     an application for a site closing certificate has been made under section 414, 415, 416 or 418; and

        (b)     either—

              (i)     the Minister is satisfied that operations for the injection of a greenhouse gas substance into the identified greenhouse gas storage formation concerned have ceased; or

              (ii)     the Minister is satisfied that there have not been any operations for the injection of a greenhouse gas substance into the identified greenhouse gas storage formation concerned—

the Minister may give the applicant a written notice (called a pre‑certificate notice ) telling the applicant that the Minister is prepared to issue to the applicant a site closing certificate in relation to the identified greenhouse gas storage formation.

Note

See also section 426.

    (2)     If an application for a site closing certificate has been made under section 414, 415, 416 or 418, the Minister must make a decision on the application within 5 years after the application was made.



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