These Regulations give legal effect to Directive 2004/67/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of 26 April 2004 concerning measures to safeguard security of natural gas supply. These Regulations amend the Gas (Interim) (Regulation) Act 2002 (No. 10 of 2002) and set out, inter alia, the duties of licence holders in connection with a gas emergency, the information required in the annual Gas Capacity Statement and the functions of the Commission for Energy Regulation with regard to the protection of security of natural gas supply. It also provides for the appointment, by the Commission for Energy Regulation, of a National Gas Emergency Manager and the drawing up of a Natural Gas Emergency Plan.
S.I. No. 697/2007 - European Communities (Security of Natural Gas Supply) Regulations 2007