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Newfoundland Regulation 1997


NEWFOUNDLAND REGULATION 19/97

NEWFOUNDLAND REGULATION 19/97

Offshore Petroleum Drilling Newfoundland
Regulations (Amendment)

under the
Canada‑Newfoundland Atlantic Accord
Implementation
Newfoundland Act
(O.C. 96‑440)

(Filed February 12, 1997)

Under the authority of section 145 of the Canada‑Newfoundland Atlantic Accord Implementation Newfoundland Act, the Lieutenant‑Governor in Council makes the following regulations.

Dated at St. John's, April 26, 1996.

A. Faour
Deputy Clerk of the Executive Council

REGULATIONS

Analysis


        1.   S.2 Amdt.
Definitions

        2.   S.6 Amdt.
Conditions of authorization

        3.   Ss.17 to 20 & 24 Rep., S.27 Amdt., S.29 Rep., S.31 Amdt., Ss.32 to 44 Rep. & S.87 Amdt.
17.   Protection of drilling            installations
18.   Other requirements               to be met
19.   Emergency equipment          requirements
20.   Helicopter deck                    or facility
24.   Safety exits
27.   Devices required
29.   Electrical equipment 31.       Lighting
32.   Emergency electrical
        power
33.   Safeguards against
        combustible gas
        accumulation
34.   Partially enclosed areas 35.   Pressure loss alarm
36.   Positive air pressure 37.        Fire‑resistant
        construction
        requirements
38.   Firefighting equipment 39.    Fire detectors and
        alarm systems
40.   Total flooding system
41.   Internal combustion
        engines on
        drilling units
42.   Ventilation of
        machinery rooms
43.   Communication
        systems
44.   Alarm systems
87.   Flare line


CNR 748/96

        1. Section 2 of the Offshore Petroleum Drilling Newfoundland Regulations is amended by inserting immediately after paragraph (g) the following:

          (g.1)  "certificate of fitness" means a certificate, in the form satisfactory to the board or to a person designated by the board, issued by a certifying authority according to section 4 of the Offshore Certificate of Fitness Newfoundland Regulations;

          (g.2)  "certifying authority" has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Offshore Certificate of Fitness Newfoundland Regulations;

        2. Section 6 of the regulations is amended by adding immediately after paragraph (a) the following:

          (a.1)  the operator shall conduct the drilling operations in accordance with the contingency plans referred to in section 64;

          (a.2)  the operator shall conduct the drilling operations according to any conditions imposed relating to an approval referred to in paragraph (b);

          (a.3)  a certificate of fitness shall be obtained for each drilling installation and accommodation installation and shall continue to be valid and in force;

        3. Sections 17 to 20 and 24, paragraphs 27(1)(b) and (c), section 29, subsection 31(2), sections 32 to 44 and subsection 87(1) are repealed.