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§ 70 Entry into force

The Regulations will enter into force on 1 January 2011.
In areas covered by Chapters II through V regarding requirements for design, regulations in force until these regulations enter into force, can be used as a basis for the areas of health, safety and working environment for existing onshore facilities. However, in the event of major rebuilding and modifications of existing facilities, these regulations will apply for that which is covered by the rebuilding or modification.
Section last changed: 01 January 2011

This section entails that, in the area of health, safety and working environment, the technical requirements in regulations that were in force until these regulations entered into force, can still be used as a basis. All the same, the responsible party must, also when using technical requirements in earlier regulations, take the regulations’ general requirements to prudent activities into account too. See, in particular, the Framework Regulations Sections 10, 11 and 23.
Major rebuilding and modifications as mentioned in the second subsection, can be installation of a new module, major intervention in hydrocarbon-bearing systems or larger changes to physical barriers.
Existing onshore facilities as mentioned in the second subsection, mean onshore facilities where one of the following approvals or permits has been granted before these regulations entered into force: Plan for Development and Operations (PDO) of petroleum deposits approved in accordance with Section 4-2 of the Petroleum Act, or special permit granted based on a Plan for Installation and Operation (PIO) of facilities for transport, and for utilisation of petroleum in accordance with Section 4-3 of the Petroleum Act, or permit granted in accordance with the Temporary Regulations of 19 December 2003 No. 1595 relating to safety and working environment for certain petroleum facilities on land and associated pipeline systems, Section 16 (in Norwegian only) regarding application for permit for development of new activities (main application), or corresponding permit granted in accordance with regulations that were in force before the Temporary Regulations entered into force.