§ 22 Emergency preparedness at onshore facilities
The operator shall establish and at all times maintain effective emergency preparedness with a view towards handling hazard and accident situations. The emergency preparedness shall be coordinated and designed for coordination with public emergency preparedness resources.
Operators with neighbouring activities and facilities within a geographically delimited area that also handle hazardous substances, shall actively contribute to exchange information so as to ensure that those affected have a full overview at all times of the amounts of hazardous substances being handled. Operators shall actively contribute to coordinate measures so that safety, including emergency preparedness, is ensured in a prudent manner.
In the event of hazard and accident situations as mentioned in the first subsection, the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs can stipulate that others within its area of authority or private entities shall make the necessary emergency preparedness resources available at the expense of the licensee or owner of the onshore facility, and the Ministry can also, at the expense of the licensee or owner of the onshore facility, implement measures to acquire the necessary additional resources in some other manner.
Section last changed: 17 June 2016
The requirements in this section are intended to function as overarching requirements for the preparedness requirements in and in pursuance of the Technical and Operational Regulations, and to provide a comprehensive overview of requirements for emergency preparedness during operation of onshore facilities.
For those areas of emergency preparedness also covered by the Regulations of 20 December 2011 No. 1434 relating to industrial safety (in Norwegian only), the requirements in this provision will be fulfilled by use of the provisions in the regulations mentioned above.
For those areas of emergency preparedness covered by the Norwegian Coastal Administration's Regulations relating to safety and terrorism emergency preparedness in Norwegian harbours (in Norwegian only), the requirements in this provision will be fulfilled by use of those regulations.
The Norwegian Environment Agency sets specific requirements for emergency preparedness against acute pollution in its permits.
Emergency response resources as mentioned in the final subsection, mean resources within the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs' area of authority and any private resources.