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OFFSHORE PETROLEUM AND GREENHOUSE GAS STORAGE ACT 2010 - SECT 488

Disposing of waste or other matter

    (1)     A person who adds waste or other matter to a greenhouse gas substance with the intention of disposing of the waste or other matter and the resulting mixture is injected into the seabed or subsoil of the offshore area is guilty of an offence and liable to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 5 years.

    (2)     Subsection (1) does not apply if—

        (a)     the waste or other matter resulted from petroleum recovery operations carried on under a petroleum production licence; and

        (b)     the injection takes place at a well situated in the licence area of the petroleum production licence; and

        (c)     the injection is carried out—

              (i)     with the written consent of the Minister or the Designated Authority; and

              (ii)     in accordance with the conditions (if any) specified in that consent.

    (3)     The Minister may—

        (a)     refuse to give a consent under subsection (2)(c); or

        (b)     make a consent under subsection (2)(c) subject to such conditions as are specified in the consent.



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