- Consent Needed and How to Obtain It
- Performance Standards
- Sampling/Monitoring Requirements
- Reporting Requirements
- Non Compliance
- Renewal and Variation
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No consents are required, however:
|How to Apply:
|Who to Apply to:
|When to Apply:
|DECC requests that operators assess installations for any structures which may become detached during adverse weather.Appropriate action must be taken to prevent articles from being lost or dropped.Operators should review their adverse weather policies during periods of high winds to ensure the risk of lost or dropped articles to sea is minimised.Operators should ensure all loose articles are securely stored during periods of adverse weather.For more information see the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (then DECC) Environmental Alert 02/2011 (PDF document).
|Recovery of Dropped Objects:
|Every reasonable measure should be taken to retrieve dropped objects.
|Dropped Objects within Safety Zones:
|A PON2 notification should be submitted whether in a safety zone or not, but the presence of a safety zone will be a consideration in what might be considered reasonable measures in deciding to attempt removal or address the problem at end of field life.
|What to Report:
|Materials lost or discarded at sea, including any materials deposited under conditions of force majeure, but excluding any materials legally deposited in accordance with the requirements of relevant legislation, must be reported to BEIS, and every reasonable attempt must be made to recover them. A report is made using a PON2 Notification Form (Word document). See the PON2 Guidance for further information on how to complete the PON2 notification form, what to report, when to report and who to report to.
|Who to Report to:
|The PON2 form must be notified to BEIS/MCA/SFF and NFFO as quickly as possible and no later than 6 hours after the loss or the dumping. It is recognised that full information (particularly in relation to any recovery plans should these be applicable) may not be available within 6 hours but it is important that notifications are received as quickly as possible to allow any applicable response actions/instructions to be taken. Where all information is not available within 6 hours, the PON2 can be amended at a later time.The preference is that the PON2 is sent electronically by email but fax copies can be sent in the event that electronic communications are not functioning. Contact details are available on the PON2 form (Word document).
|When to Report:
|If a vessel is making immediate attempts to retrieve the object then a report can be delayed, and if recovery is successful then no report is required. However, if it is going to take time to retrieve the object, or successful retrieval is doubtful, a PON2 notification should be submitted to BEIS immediately.
|Inspection and Non-Compliance:
|Renewal and Variation:
|Some common sense should be applied as to the lower level of item that is reportable, e.g. a spanner is not reportable, but a scaffold pole could be pulled up by nets, plastic sheeting can harm wildlife and block water intakes and small items, e.g. radioactive sources, can be hazardous.