The Department for the Economy has, on 22 November 2016, made a Statutory Rule entitled “Offshore Installations (Offshore Safety Directive) (Safety Case etc.) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016” (S.R. 2016 No. 406).
The Regulations, will come into operation on 19 December 2016, and will achieve full implementation of the Offshore Safety Directive (2013/30/EU) which aims to reduce as far as possible the occurrence of major accidents related to offshore oil and gas operations.
The Regulations will be included in the list of subordinate legislation on the HSENI website and in due course there will also be a copy of the Regulations on the website http://www.legislation.gov.uk/nisr