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§ 72 Waste

The operator shall, to the extent possible, avoid that waste is generated.
The waste generated in connection with the activities, shall be handled in a prudent environmental and hygienic manner and in accordance with the Pollution Control Act (in Norwegian only) and decisions made in pursuance of the Pollution Control Act.
The operator shall prepare a waste treatment plan.
The operator shall measure or calculate the amount of waste that is brought to a legal waste facility or goes to recycling.
Waste oil can be added to the production flow.
Section last changed: 01 January 2021

Handling of waste as mentioned in the second subsection, shall be done in accordance with the Pollution Control Act (in Norwegian only). Reference is made to Section 7 on the duty to avoid pollution, Section 28 on prohibition against litter and Section 32 on handling of production waste. Unless otherwise specifically determined, regulations relating to waste from the petroleum activities are applicable to the extent they are suitable. In this connection, reference is made to Chapter 11 on hazardous waste of the Waste Regulations (in Norwegian only) and Chapter 21 of the Pollution Control Regulations (in Norwegian only), Prohibition against incineration at sea, and Chapter 22 on dredging and dumping in sea and watercourses.
The plan for treatment of waste as mentioned in the fourth subsection, should include reduction of waste volume, source separation, reuse, recycling and potential energy recovery.
Waste oil as mentioned in the fifth subsection, means used lubricants and similar oils (used in engines, gear boxes, hydraulic systems, transformers, switches etc.) that can no longer be used as originally intended.
Waste must be reported in accordance with the Management Regulations Section 34 first subsection litera c.