Petroleum (Exploration and Extraction) Safety Act 2010


Number 4 of 2010


PETROLEUM (EXPLORATION AND EXTRACTION) SAFETY ACT 2010

REVISED

Updated to 16 May 2017


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Petroleum (Exploration and Extraction) Safety Act 2010. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under the Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

All Acts up to and including Misuse of Drugs (Supervised Injecting Facilities) Act 2017 (7/2017), enacted 16 May 2017, and all statutory instruments up to and including Patent (Amendment) Rules 2017 (S.I. No. 206 of 2017), made 19 May 2017, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act.

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Number 4 of 2010


PETROLEUM (EXPLORATION AND EXTRACTION) SAFETY ACT 2010

REVISED

Updated to 16 May 2017


Introduction

This Revised Act presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was passed.

Related legislation

This Act is not collectively cited with any other Act.

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions.

An explanation of how to read annotations is available at

www.lawreform.ie/annotations.

Material not updated in this revision

Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked. This information is not represented in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the amended legislation if one is available.

Where legislation or a fragment of legislation is referred to in annotations, changes to this legislation or fragment may not be reflected in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the legislation referred to if one is available.

A list of legislative changes to any Act, and to statutory instruments from 1996, may be found linked from the page of the Act or statutory instrument at

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Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Energy (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2012 (3/2012)

All Acts up to and including Misuse of Drugs (Supervised Injecting Facilities) Act 2017 (7/2017), enacted 16 May 2017, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Petroleum (Exploration and Extraction) Safety Act 2010 (Remaining Provisions)(Commencement) Order 2013 (S.I. No. 500 of 2013)

Petroleum (Exploration and Extraction) Safety Act 2010 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 471 of 2012)

European Communities (Birds and Natural Habitats) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 477 of 2011)

Petroleum (Exploration and Extraction) Safety Act 2010 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2010 (S.I. No. 367 of 2010)

Petroleum (Exploration and Extraction) Safety Act 2010 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2010 (S.I. No. 227 of 2010)

All statutory instruments up to and including Patent (Amendment) Rules 2017 (S.I. No. 206 of 2017), made 19 May 2017, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 4 of 2010


PETROLEUM (EXPLORATION AND EXTRACTION) SAFETY ACT 2010

REVISED

Updated to 16 May 2017




Number 4 of 2010


PETROLEUM (EXPLORATION AND EXTRACTION) SAFETY ACT 2010

REVISED

Updated to 16 May 2017


AN ACT TO AMEND THE ELECTRICITY REGULATION ACT 1999; TO CONFER FUNCTIONS ON THE COMMISSION FOR ENERGY REGULATION IN RESPECT OF THE REGULATION OF CERTAIN PETROLEUM ACTIVITIES OF PETROLEUM UNDERTAKINGS WITH REGARD TO SAFETY; TO MAKE CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS TO CERTAIN OTHER ACTS AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS.

[3 rd April, 2010]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:

Annotations:

Modifications (not altering text):

C1

Application of Act affected (21.09.2011) by European Communities (Birds and Natural Habitats) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 477 of 2011), regs. 42(22), 46(3), 63(2) and sch. 2, in effect as per reg. 1(3).

Screening for Appropriate Assessment and Appropriate Assessment of implications for European Sites

42. ...

(22) Notwithstanding any provision of any statute listed in the Second Schedule that provides for the consent for a plan or project to which this Regulation applies to be obtained by default on the failure of the public authority to provide a response within a specified timescale or otherwise, that provision shall not have effect in respect of any plan or project to which this Regulation applies.

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Review of existing plans

46. ...

(3) For the purposes of this Regulation, a decision, including a decision to adopt or undertake, or give approval for a plan, may include those adopted, undertaken or approved pursuant to any of the enactments set out in the Second Schedule to these Regulations.

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General provisions regarding licences etc

63. ...

(2) A licence, consent, permission, permit, derogation or other authorisation given under these Regulations or under any of the enactments referred to in the Second Schedule may include conditions requiring compliance with any guideline or code of practice issued under Regulation 71 or such provisions thereof as may be specified in the conditions.

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SECOND SCHEDULE

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Year

Short Title/Citation

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4

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2010

Petroleum (Exploration & Extraction) Safety Act 2010