Provisions On The Protection Of The Environment For Hydrocarbons And Mining Works In The Sea

Original Language Title: Noteikumi par vides aizsardzību ogļūdeņražu izpētes un ieguves darbos jūrā

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Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No 595 Riga, 18 July 2006 (pr. No 38 23. §) rules on the protection of the environment of exploring for and producing hydrocarbons in deed Issued under the sea law "depths of the Earth" article 10 of the seventh part i. General questions 1. determines the environmental requirements for hydrocarbons and mining jobs in the Republic of Latvia's exclusive economic zone (hereinafter referred to as the sea). 2. The trader that hydrocarbons, exploration and mining regulatory laws duly licensed (hereinafter the licensee), has an obligation to use best available techniques. 3. exploration of hydrocarbons (associated with drilling jobs) and the environmental impact assessment shall be carried out after the coal exploration and production of hydrogen. 4. the exploration of hydrocarbons associated with drilling works, and the abstraction necessary to authorize polluting activities of category B (referred to as category B permit). Permission received in accordance with the laws and regulations that determine the order in which piesakām of categories A, B and C of the acts and the pollutant in question permits A and B category contaminating activities. 5. The hydrocarbon exploration or mining work drilling tower equipment must conform to the 1973 International Convention for the prevention of pollution from ships and its Protocol of 1978 (MARPOL 73/78), rule 21 annex I requirements. 6. The licensee shall carry out monitoring of the marine environment and marine environmental monitoring reports according to category B permit conditions. Marine environmental monitoring reports and copies of data the licensee shall submit to the national environmental service. 7. The provisions necessary to comply with labora Tory analysis is carried out that accredited national agency "Latvian National Accreditation Bureau" according to standard LVSENIS/IEC17025:2005 "the competence of testing and calibration laboratories-General requirements" requirements, or other countries accredited laboratory, using the standard methodology of international organisations. II. research and collection of Drainage works, 8. it shall be prohibited to discharge waste at sea. The meaning of these provisions is all waste, including contaminated water and residues resulting from the operation of a ship or platform, but not the load surplus and subject to MARPOL 73/78 Annex I, IV and V, as well as the ship's cargo-related waste, laid down in the MARPOL 73/78.9. it shall be prohibited to carry sea chemicals contained in the Helsinki Convention for the Baltic Sea marine environment annex I, 1.2, paragraph in the list of hazardous substances and preparations containing chemical materials. 10. it is prohibited to carry sea drilling milkiness and waste. 11. the requirements laid down in this chapter do not apply to the cases where the person's life or to research or related objects complete destruction and the threat of discharge is the only way to prevent this danger, and drain damage is less than that which would be suffered if the discharge. Discharge is to be carried out so as to minimize the potential harm to human life and the environment. 12. On the discharge, in accordance with paragraph 11 of these regulations, the licensee shall notify the national environmental service within 24 hours from the initiation of the discharge, indicating the content of the substances discharged, the possible range, location, and time. 13. the pollution of subsoils are not considered as gas and water pumping oil layers of abstraction, as well as the promotion of the process of production of hydrocarbons pumped liquid atpakaļsūknēšan oil layers. The licensee provides the coal that activity of hydrogen deposits and coal preparation for producing hydrogen. III. the effects of the winding-up of emergency 14. If the licensee declares that the launch of the hydrogen producing coal, including the pilot, it concluded a contract with an institution or company that performs emergency salvage work. 15. The licensee shall establish a plan for emergency action (hereinafter referred to as the action plan). The action plan includes a possible crash scenarios, action in different emergency situations, and iesaistāmo resources, notification schemes. In developing the action plan, the licensee shall comply with the laws of the Republic of Latvia and the Republic of Latvia the binding international legislation in the field of environmental protection. A copy of the action plan and the provisions of this Treaty referred to in point 14 of the licensee shall provide a copy of the national environmental service simultaneously with the application for the authorization of category B. 16. Taking measures to eliminate pollution with hydrocarbons, limiting the use of substances or products that contribute to pollution by coal for hydrogen distribution (dispersants). Use each time previously coordinated with the national environmental service. Gremdējoš use of hydrocarbons contamination liquidation is prohibited. 17. requirements for equipment are as follows: appropriate equipment quantity 17.1. to eliminate the possible consequences in the case of hydrogen leaking from coal exploration or mining, drilling ship, platform or pipeline, taking into account the borehole geological location, evaporation of hydrocarbons and emulsifikācij;
17.2. a complex system of collection, bon and transport materials designed to be used and they should be effective in the area prevailing current and wave height conditions (wave height up to diviemmetr and stream speeds up to vienammezgl), and the equipment is able to operate in the area of the prevailing temperature conditions;
17.3. check ice is used, the effects of the emergency salvage equipment could eliminate pollution of low temperature, ice and subglacial conditions;
17.4. equipment intended for different hydrogen from coal in a remarkable quantity of harmful substances used in pollution of, comply with the following conditions: 17.4.1. quantity and type of equipment is such that the user can determine the extent of contamination and placement and to report on it, to prevent or reduce substances and eliminate pollution;
17.4.2. if contamination is floating and water soluble, it may not restrict, collect and transport this rule 17.2. in the circumstances referred to in the paragraph below. 18. obligations of the Licensee, if found unexpected environmental pollution: 18.1. immediately to identify the source of contamination;
18.2. in accordance with the action plan to take the necessary steps to eliminate the pollution;
18.3. to immediately provide the State Environmental Department and State fire and rescue service to: 18.3.1. information on the nature and extent of contamination;
18.3.2. pollution detection time and place;
18.3.3. sources of pollution;
18.3.4. activities undertaken in pollution and the Elimination of its causes;
18.3.5. wind and sea conditions instead of pollution. IV. Control 19 State environmental officers are controlled by environmental regulations, permit conditions referred to in Bkategorij, salvage and pollution action plan requirements for hydrocarbons and mining works as follows: 19.1. National Environment services each year to 20 October the Ministry of Economic Affairs submitted to the control schedules for the next calendar year, intending to take the examination at least every six months;
19.2. The national environmental Guard officials shall have the right (in agreement with the licensee above) according to schedule and control when you have reason to believe that the hydrocarbon exploration or mining jobs involved object caused environmental pollution (after informing the licensee), control of environmental legislation requirements, free stay for hydrocarbons or mining works, participating in, receive functions, the necessary information and copies of documents. 20. The national environmental service within two weeks in writing inform the Ministry of economy and the licensee of control results. 21. The licensee shall ensure that: 21.1. State environmental officers into the hydrocarbon exploration or mining works, participating in, as well as the appropriate working conditions control;
21.2. the environmental legislation for the control of compliance with the necessary information for the national environmental service;
21.3. the emissions of the automated control and periodic registration, as well as regular reporting of national environment service of environment novadītaj substances under the category B referred to in the permit conditions;
21.4. the environment and action plan permanent. Half-yearly results inform the national environmental service. Prime Minister a. Halloween Environment Minister r. vējonis