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EU legislation

EU directives

Offshore oil and gas activities, etc. are regulated by EU directives. These directives relate to safety and health, they have been implemented into Danish legislation the Offshore Safety Act and the executive orders pursuant to it (see above).

Council Directive 89/391 / EEC of 12 June 1989 on the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health of workers at work

Council Directive 92/91 / EEC of 3 November 1992 concerning the minimum requirements for improving the safety and health protection of workers in the mineral-extracting industries through drilling (Eleventh Special Directive pursuant to Article 16 (1) of Directive 89/391 / EEC)

Directive 2003/88 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 November 2003 concerning certain aspects of the organisation of working time

Directive 2013/30 / EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 June 2013 on the safety of offshore oil and gas operations and amending Directive 2004/35 / EC

This list is not exhaustive.

EU Regulations

In addition to  Danish laws and regulations, the EU has issued regulations that are generally applicable to businesses and citizens throughout the EU and  that are binding in their entirety and directly applicable in all Member States . Thus, national rules for their implementation are not required, as is the case with EU directives. There are several EU regulations that are relevant to the offshore oil and gas sector. These are binding and create rights and obligations on equal terms  as national regulation.