The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and HSE are planning an extensive consultation programme on the proposals to transpose the offshore Directive into UK law and on other relevant matters, including establishing an offshore competent authority. Informal consultation with industry and the workforce will take place up until June 2014, and will include emerging proposals being discussed at a special meeting of the Offshore Industry Advisory Committee in February 2014. DECC also plans to provide environmental NGOs with an update on the UK’s transposition programme – for which a meeting is expected to be scheduled early in 2014. Formal consultation with industry, the workforce and other relevant stakeholders will take place in the summer 2014, with the publication of a consultation document and a draft impact assessment.
The following events will take place during 2014 where the approach to transposition will be discussed and further developed. These events will be your opportunity to be actively engaged in the development of the new Regulations that will implement the Directive on the safety of offshore oil and gas operations.
- HSE/DECC Workshop in Aberdeen – 26 February 2014 – To register contact firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating which event you would like to attend.
- HSE/DECC Workshop in London – 17 March 2014 – To register contact email@example.com, indicating which event you would like to attend.
Article source: http://www.hse.gov.uk/offshore/directive-consultation.htm