Vietnam: Anchoring of vehicles and equipment not in accordance with regulations shall be fined up to VND 50 million

This is a notable content of the Decree No. 99/2020/NĐ-CP of Vietnam’s Government on penalties for administrative violations against regulations on petroleum, and petrol, oil and gas trading, issued on August 26, 2020.

Neo đỗ của các phương tiện, thiết bị không đúng quy định – Phạt đến 50 triệu , Nghị định 99/2020/NĐ-CP

Specifically, according to Article 11 of the Decree No. 99/2020/NĐ-CP of Vietnam’s Government, penalties for violations against regulations on safety of onshore oil and gas facilities are as follows:

1. A fine ranging from VND 30,000,000 to VND 50,000,000 shall be imposed for carrying out any activity that poses the risk of directly or indirectly harming the safety of oil and gas facilities, including:

- The activities that potentially cause fire, explosion or subsidence within the affected area from the boundary of the safety perimeter to that of the affected area;

- Planting perennial plants within the safety perimeter of onshore oil and gas facilities;

- Discharge of corrosive substances;

- Anchoring of vehicles and equipment that may affect safety of oil and gas facilities.

2. A fine ranging from VND 150,000,000 to VND 200,000,000 shall be imposed for any of the following violations:

- Failure to formulate or maintain adherence to the operation and maintenance process, safety regulations and incident handling process;

- Failure to formulate a maintenance plan organize inspection and repair of damage;

- Putting an oil and gas facility or pipeline system into operation without permission of the competent authority;

- Failure to maintain signboards or prohibition signs as prescribed to ensure safety of facilities and pipeline corridors.

Moreover, the violator is compelled to restore the original condition if any of the violations specified in Point a, b or c Clause 1 of this Article is committed.

View more details at the Decree No. 99/2020/NĐ-CP of Vietnam’s Government, effective from October 11, 2020.

Le Vy

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