§ 73 Establishment of emergency preparedness
The operator or the party responsible for operating a facility shall prepare a strategy for emergency preparedness against hazard and accident situations, cf. also the Management Regulations Section 9 litera c. The emergency preparedness shall be established, inter alia, on the basis of results from risk and emergency preparedness analyses as mentioned in Section 17 of the Management Regulations and the defined hazard and accident situations and barrier performance requirements, cf. Section 5 of the Management Regulations. For the establishment of emergency preparedness with dispersants and beach-cleaning agents, refer to Chapter 19 of the Pollution Control Regulations (in Norwegian only).
The emergency preparedness against acute pollution shall cover the ocean, coast and shoreline. The operator shall have three independent barriers, cf. Section 5 of the Management Regulations, one near the source, one in fjord and coastal waters and one at shoreline. The barrier near the source and in the open sea shall be able to handle the quantity of pollution that can fall to the barrier. Barriers in fjord and coastal waters and at shoreline shall be able to handle the quantity of pollution that can fall to the barrier after the effect of the previous barrier has been taken into account.
Where the emergency preparedness is related to activities as mentioned in Section 25 of the Management Regulations, Section 26 of the Management Regulations applies.
The Norwegian Environmental Agency can make further demands on the extent of emergency preparedness against acute pollution.
Section last changed: 01 February 2019
To fulfil the requirement relating to the strategy as mentioned in the first subsection, the standard ISO 15544 should be used for health and safety-related emergency preparedness.
The defined hazard and accident situations as mentioned in the first subsection, mean a representative selection of hazard and accident situations used in the dimensioning of the emergency preparedness.
In order to fulfil the requirement relating to establishing emergency preparedness as mentioned in the first subsection, the NORSOK U-100N standard, Chapters 5.1.5 and 9, should be used for manned underwater operations.
The emergency preparedness shall be coordinated, cf. Section 20 of the Framework Regulations, and the operator shall cooperate with other operators, cf. Section 21 of the Framework Regulations.
The results of the environmental risk and emergency preparedness analysis and the description of planned emergency preparedness, as mentioned in the first subsection, should be submitted as part of the application for permit pursuant to the Pollution Control Act (in Norwegian only).