Characterisation as mentioned in the first subsection, means collection of chemical and physical survey and analysis data as a basis for dimensioning the emergency preparedness for acute pollution. Such a basis can, in addition to weathering properties and fate in a marine environment, be oil budgets, colour density properties, transport and spread or efficiency of relevant emergency response material, cf. Section 42 of the Facilities Regulations.
Source: Guidelines Regarding the Activities Regulations, Norway, updated December 2012. Regulatory Guidance