Petroleum (Exploration and Extraction) Safety Act 2015

Emergency preparedness

5. The following is inserted after section 13H (inserted by the Act of 2010) of the Act of 1999:

“13HA. The Commission may—

(a) at its own behest or following consultation with other agencies, direct operators and owners to conduct tests or exercises on their preparedness to respond effectively to major accidents, and

(b) where a petroleum undertaking assumes the responsibility for the discharge of operator responsibility under section 9B(2) or (4) of the Act of 1960, take, or direct the petroleum undertaking to take, adequate measures to ensure the continuing safety of designated petroleum activities up to and including prohibiting designated petroleum activities taking place.”.