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Falklands Offshore Minerals Environmental Legislation Consultation

Thursday, September 14th 2017 - 07:20 UTC
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The Falkland Islands Department of Mineral Resources is carrying out a public consultation on a range of proposed legislative measures applying to the offshore oil and gas industry.

 The proposed legislation aims to bolster existing environmental regulation provisions in the Offshore Minerals Ordinance and focuses on: Environmental management, audit, and reporting requirements; Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (OPEP) requirements; Inspection, enforcement, and intervention powers and Environmental damage liability provisions.

A copy of the consultation paper and response form can be downloaded at or can be obtained in electronic or hard copy from the Department of Mineral Resources, contact details below.

Responses to the consultation must be submitted to the Department by Friday 20th October 2017.

A public presentation on the proposals will be held at the Chamber of Commerce, Stanley on Thursday 21st September at 5pm. For further information on the proposed legislation or a copy of the consultation documentation, please contact the Department of Mineral Resources.

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  • Brit Bob

    Falklands Oil and Gas

    By a ruling of the UN, Argentina will extend its maritime platform (Politica Argentina) ; New map of the maritime platform reaffirms the sovereignty of Malvinas with UN endorsement (ElCronista); Argentina enlarges its territory 35%, with a UN endorsement ...(La Capital).To add to this euphoric atmosphere the Argentine Foreign Minister stated, ''This is a historic opportunity for Argentina. We have taken a great step in the demarcation of the outer limit of our continental shelf; the most extensive boundary of Argentina and our border with humanity,'' Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra told La Nacion, which tomorrow will publicly announce the details of this resolution. (Susana Malcorra, quoted by Dinatale M, La Nacion, Argentina, 27 March 2016).

    But what is the truth...
    Argentina's Continental Shelf Claims and The UN CLCA Commission (1 page):-

    Sep 14th, 2017 - 09:38 am 0
  • SkippyVonBraun

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Sep 17th, 2017 - 04:50 am 0
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