Energy Bill (HL Bill 56)

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Department of Energy and Climate
Change, are published separately as HL Bill 56—EN.

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a)
of the Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Energy Bill [HL] are compatible with the Convention
rights.

Contents

  1. Part 1

    The OGA

    1. The OGA and its core functions

      1. 1. The OGA

      2. 2. Transfer of functions to the OGA

      3. 3. Contracting out of functions to the OGA

    2. Exercise of functions

      1. 4. Matters to which the OGA must have regard

      2. 5. Directions: national security and public interest

      3. 6. Directions: requirements to notify Secretary of State

    3. Information and samples

      1. 7. Power of Secretary of State to require information and samples

  2. Part 2

    Further functions of the OGA relating to offshore petroleum

    1. Chapter 1

      Introduction

      1. 8. Overview of Part 2

      2. 9. Interpretation of Part 2

    2. Chapter 2

      Disputes

      1. 10. Qualifying disputes and relevant parties

      2. 11. Reference of disputes to the OGA

      3. 12. Action by the OGA on a dispute reference

      4. 13. Power of the OGA to consider disputes on its own initiative

      5. 14. Procedure for consideration of disputes

      6. 15. Power of the OGA to acquire information

      7. 16. Power of the OGA to require attendance at meetings

      8. 17. Disputes: disclosure

      9. 18. Appeals against decisions of the OGA: disputes

    3. Chapter 3

      Information and samples

      1. Interpretation

        1. 19. Petroleum-related information and samples

      2. Retention

        1. 20. Retention of information and samples

        2. 21. Retention: supplementary

      3. Information and samples plans

        1. 22. Information and samples plans: termination of rights under offshore licences

        2. 23. Preparation and agreement of information and samples plans

        3. 24. Changes to information and samples plans

        4. 25. Information and samples plans: supplementary

      4. Power to require information and samples

        1. 26. Power of the OGA to require information and samples

      5. Disclosure

        1. 27. Disclosure of information and provision of samples

        2. 28. Timing of disclosure etc: supplementary

      6. Coordinators

        1. 29. Information and samples coordinators

      7. Appeals

        1. 30. Appeals against decisions of the OGA: information and samples plans

    4. Chapter 4

      Meetings

      1. 31. Meetings: interpretation

      2. 32. Duty to inform the OGA of meetings

      3. 33. Participation by the OGA in meetings

      4. 34. Provision of information to the OGA after meetings

      5. 35. Meetings: disclosure

      6. 36. Notices

    5. Chapter 5

      Sanctions

      1. Power to give sanction notices

        1. 37. Power of OGA to give sanction notices

      2. Sanction notices

        1. 38. Enforcement notices

        2. 39. Financial penalty notices

        3. 40. Amount of financial penalty

        4. 41. Payment of financial penalty

        5. 42. Revocation notices

        6. 43. Operator removal notices

      3. Sanction warning notices

        1. 44. Duty of OGA to give sanction warning notices

      4. Appeals

        1. 45. Appeals in relation to sanction notices

        2. 46. Appeals against finding of failure to comply

        3. 47. Appeals against sanction imposed

      5. Supplementary

        1. 48. Publication of details of sanctions

        2. 49. Subsequent sanction notices

        3. 50. Withdrawal of sanction notices

        4. 51. Alternative means of enforcement

      6. Information

        1. 52. Sanctions: information powers

        2. 53. Appeals against information requests

        3. 54. Sanctions: disclosure

      7. The OGA’s procedures

        1. 55. Procedure for enforcement decisions

      8. Interpretation

        1. 56. Sanctions: interpretation

  3. Part 3

    Fees

    1. 57. Powers to charge fees

    2. 58. Validation of fees charged

  4. Part 4

    Wind power

    1. 59. Onshore wind generating stations in England and Wales

    2. 60. Onshore wind power: closure of renewables obligation on 31 March 2016

  5. Part 5

    Final Provisions

    1. 61. Regulations

    2. 62. Commencement

    3. 63. Short title and extent

    1. Schedule

      Transfer of functions to the OGA

      1. Part 1

        Primary legislation

      2. Part 2

        Secondary legislation