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§ 73 Entry into force

The Regulations will enter into force on 1 January 2011.
At the time these regulations enter into force, the Regulations of 31 August 2001 No. 1016 relating to health, environment and safety in the petroleum activities (the Framework Regulations) and Temporary regulations of 19 December 2003 No. 1595 relating to safety and working environment for certain petroleum facilities on land and associated pipeline systems are repealed. Administrative decisions made in pursuance of these regulations, will still apply.
Section last changed: 01 January 2011

These regulations are also applied to existing facilities and onshore facilities. Existing facilities and onshore facilities means facilities whose Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) of petroleum deposits is approved in accordance with Section 4-2 of the Petroleum Act or special permission is granted based on the 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 facilities and onshore facilities that have been granted permission to operate before these regulations entered into force, or facilities where an Acknowledgement of Compliance has been issued.
The supplementary regulations also apply for existing facilities and onshore facilities, with the following exception: In the supplementary Technical and Operational Regulations and the Facilities Regulations, it is possible, in the health, safety and working environment area, for existing facilities and onshore facilities to use the regulations that were in force as a basis until the entry into force of the new regulations, cf. Section 70, second subsection, of the Technical and Operational Regulations and Section 82, No. 2, with Guidelines. The technical requirements in regulations that were in force until the Technical and Operational Regulations and Facilities Regulations entered into force, can still be used as a basis. However, in the event of major rebuilding and modifications to existing facilities, the Technical and Operational Regulations and the Facilities Regulations will apply for what is comprised by the modification.