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Offshore Physical Environmental Guidelines
2.0 Applicable Regulations/Legislation

2.0 Applicable Regulations/Legislation
2.1 Meteorology
2.2 Oceanography
2.3 Ice Management

2.0 Applicable Regulations/Legislation

These PEGs are governed by set regulations and legislation, which serve to form the basis of an offshore environmental program.

The latest version of all regulations, legislation, standards or codes referred to in these PEGs should be used in design and execution of physical environment programs. Operators of existing programs should consult with the Regulator if a transition period regarding a specific amendment appears to be required.

2.1 Meteorology

The following documents provide a basis for aviation weather, marine weather and sea state observing programs at an Installation:

  • CAR 804.1(c) MANOBS - Manual of Surface Weather Observations [1];
  • MANMAR- Manual of Marine Observations [5];
  • Annex 3 to The Convention on International Civil Aviation [8];
  • Guide to the Provision of Meteorological Service for International Helicopter Operations [20].

2.2 Oceanography

The results of the measurement programs are of most use when the data that are collected are consistent and complementary with those collected by other Operators and by government agencies operating in the same areas. Therefore, the standards of measurement and the documentation set out in these PEGs should be incorporated in the design of the Operator's program.

2.3 Ice Management

In regions where sea ice or icebergs are expected to occur, the Operator should prepare an Ice Management Plan for submission to the Regulator as part of the application for Drilling Program Authorization in the case of drilling, and the application for Production Operations Authorization in the case of production. Refer to Appendix B.

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