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Newfoundland Regulation 1996
Under the authority of section 9 of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Act, the Lieutenant‑Govenor in Council makes the following regulations.
1. Ss. 37.1 and 37.2 Added
1. The Newfoundland and Labrador Petroleum Drilling Regulations, 1982 are amended by adding the following immediately after section 37:
Equivalent standards and exemptions
37.1 (1) The director may
(a) authorize the use of equipment, methods, measures or standards instead of any required by these regulations, where the director is satisfied that the use of that other equipment and those other methods, measures or standards would provide a level of safety, protection of the environment and conservation of petroleum resources equivalent to that provided by compliance with the regulations; or
(b) grant an exemption from any requirement in these regulations in respect of equipment, methods, measures or standards, where the director is satisfied with the level of safety, protection of the environment and conservation of petroleum resources that will be achieved without compliance with that requirement.
(2) No person contravenes the regulations if that person acts in compliance with an authorization or exemption under subsection (1).
Guidelines and interpretation notes
37.2 (1) The director may issue and publish, in the manner the director considers appropriate, guidelines and interpretation notes with respect to the application and administration of the regulations.
(2) Guidelines and interpretation notes issued under subsection (1) shall not be subordinate legislation for the purposes of the Statutes and Subordinate Legislation Act.
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