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Petroleum (Exploration and Extraction) Safety Act 2010

Offshore drilling platform.

The Petroleum (Exploration and Extraction) Safety Act 2010 (No. 4 of 2010) was enacted on 3 April 2010. The act makes the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) the safety regulator for upstream (offshore and onshore) petroleum exploration and extraction activities in Ireland. The commencement date of a number of the provisions outlined in the Act are provided for under the following Commencement Orders.

Petroleum (Exploration and Extraction) Safety Act 2010 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2010 (SI No. 227 of 2010)

Petroleum (Exploration and Extraction) Safety Act 2010 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) (No.2) Order 2010 (SI No. 367 of 2010)

Petroleum (Exploration and Extraction) Safety Act 2010 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 471 of 2012)


Draft Heads of Petroleum (Exploration and Extraction) Bill

Draft Heads of Bill


Regulatory Impact Analysis

The Regulatory Impact Analysis that was carried out in relation to the Petroleum Exploration and Extraction (Safety) Bill .

Submissions

Below are copies of the Submissions that were received on foot of the public consultation on the Heads of the Petroleum Exploration and Extraction Bill, 2008 and also a copy of the Department's response to the submissions received.

Submission received from the Commission for Energy Regulation
Submission received from Irish Offshore Operator's Association
Submission received from Kilcolgan Residents Association
Part 2 of Submission received from Kilcolgan Residents Association
Submission Received from Marathon Oil Ireland Limited
Additional Submission Received from Marathon Oil Ireland Limited
Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Response to Submissions Received