Consultations

The NSTA’s general approach to consulting from 1 January 2018

The following is the general approach the NSTA will normally take on consulting (including on guidance):
• Where there is a statutory duty or other legal expectation on the NSTA to consult, the NSTA will hold a formal consultation*.
• Where the NSTA is to issue a formal consultation, the NSTA may hold an informal consultation/road-testing** before doing so.
• Otherwise, where the NSTA intends to either change or clarify its processes through guidance or other means; or input into legislative proposals, the NSTA may hold an informal consultation/road-testing** before doing so, depending on the impact of the change or input.

* Formal consultation: with a document published on the NSTA’s website. The NSTA will aim for a minimum of 4 weeks wherever possible, and longer if appropriate
**Informal consultation/road-testing: to check for unintended consequences, factual accuracies and/or clarity of the guidance or proposal, normally via the North Sea Transiton Steering Group or a North Sea Transition Taskforce.

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This consultation, which is now closed, sought comments on the Oil & Gas Authority’s intended proposal to the Secretary of State Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to change the Model Clauses for Seaward Production Licences

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The North Sea Transition Authority logo, PNG

This consultation, which is now closed, sought the oil and gas industry’s views on proposals to establish new fees that the OGA can charge for its services; and a new methodology to calculate the industry levy

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COMPLETED CONSULTATION

The OGA’s Guidance as to the matters to which it will have regard when determining the amount of the financial penalty to be imposed by a financial penalty notice under the Energy Act 2016, section 45

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