Guidance

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 Transition Forum Steering group or a North Sea Transition taskforce.

Regulatory Framework

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Exploration and production

Onshore

Decommissioning

Supply Chain

Technology and data

Relevant external guidance

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