Deposits of marine chemicals or marine oil treatments

What is it: 

The Marine Licensing (Exempted Activities) (Scottish Offshore Region) Order 2011 requires that no deposit of marine chemical and marine oil treatment substances is made in an area of the sea of a depth of less than 20 metres, or within one nautical mile of any such area, except with the approval of the Scottish Ministers.

There are two areas where Standing Approvals permit the application of a limited quantity of chemical dispersants, without the permission of Marine Scotland, to respond to an oil spill. These areas exist at the Sullom Voe Oil Terminal (Shetland) and Hound Point (Firth of Forth).

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