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The Offshore Installations (Offshore Safety Directive) (Safety Case etc.) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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Offshore Installations (Prevention of Fire and Explosion, and Emergency Response) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995

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23.  After regulation 22 insert—

Inventory of equipment etc.

22A.(1) This regulation applies only in relation to external waters.

(2) The duty holder shall prepare an inventory of available equipment, its ownership, location, transport to and mode of deployment at the installation and any person relevant to the performance of the duties in these Regulations (except the duties in regulations 5, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19 and 20).

(3) The inventory prepared under paragraph (2) shall identify measures in place to ensure equipment and procedures are maintained in operable condition.

(4) The duty holder shall ensure all equipment on the installation provided in compliance with paragraph (1) is made available at all times and made available as necessary to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency(1).

Initiation and direction of emergency response and liaison with external response authority

22B.(1) This regulation applies only in relation to external waters.

(2) The duty holder shall authorise one or more persons—

(a)to initiate an emergency response;

(b)to direct an emergency response; and

(c)to liaise with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

Arrangements for early warning of major accidents

22C.(1) This regulation applies only in relation to external waters.

(2) The duty holder shall make arrangements—

(a)for providing early warning of a major accident to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency; and

(b)for providing of more detailed information about such an accident as soon as it becomes available,

but nothing in this paragraph is to be taken as imposing a requirement which is imposed by regulation 4(3)(c) and paragraph 2(k) of Schedule 2 to the Merchant Shipping (Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation Convention) Regulations 1998 (Arrangements for early warning of major environmental incidents).

(1)

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is an executive agency of the Department for Transport

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