Petroleum (Exploration and Extraction) Safety Act 2015

Petroleum safety framework

6. Section 13I (inserted by the Act of 2010) of the Act of 1999 is amended—

(a) by substituting for subsection (1) the following:

“(1) In exercising its functions under section 13H, the Commission shall, subject to subsection (5) and after consultation with such of the persons specified in subsection (2) as the Commission considers appropriate, establish and implement a risk-based petroleum safety framework (in this Part referred to as a ‘safety framework’).”,


(b) in subsection (3)(b), by substituting for subparagraphs (ii) and (iii) the following:

“(ii) procedures for the assessment by the Commission of safety cases and notifications;

(iii) the processes used by the Commission to assure compliance by petroleum undertakings operators and owners with the safety framework and this Part. These processes shall include, but are not limited to, audit and inspection by the Commission of petroleum undertakings, operators and owners and the establishment of a scheme of independent verification by owners and operators in accordance with requirements and procedures stated by the Commission;”.