Offshore renewable energy - draft decommissioning guidance: consultation

Consultation to gather views from industry, regulators and other stakeholders on Scotland’s first industry guidance for the eventual decommissioning of offshore renewable energy infrastructure.

Impact Assessments  

Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment

A Partial Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (“BRIA”) is attached at Annex A. We would welcome your views on the partial BRIA.  A Final BRIA will be published prior to publication of the final version of the guidance.

Strategic Environmental Assessment

The SEA completed for previous leasing rounds and the emerging Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind Energy have considered potential environmental impacts arising during the decommissioning phase of such development, based on the guiding principles included in this draft Decommissioning Guidance. At present, there is not sufficient certainty regarding the scale, nature, extent and timescales of any future development to undertake a detailed assessment of the potential impacts of decommissioning activity beyond that undertaken in the SEA.



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