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Gas Safety Regulations 2018 – Discussion papers

Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) is calling for submissions to the following two discussion papers.

  1. The proposed Gas Safety (Safety Case) Regulations 2018 which will replace the existing Gas Safety (Safety Case) Regulations 2008.
  2. The proposed Gas Safety (Gas Installation) Regulations 2018 which will replace the existing Gas Safety (Gas Installation) Regulations 2008.

Gas Safety (Safety Case) Regulations 2018

The proposed Regulations are to be made under the Gas Safety Act 1997 (the Act), which requires gas companies – including natural gas transmission and distribution companies, gas retailers and LPG businesses – to submit a safety case to ESV and to comply with an accepted safety case. The Act also allows submission of safety cases for complex gas installations on a voluntary basis and permits complex gas installation operators and Type B gas appliance manufacturers to seek exemption from prescriptive compliance requirements.

The primary objectives of the proposed Regulations are to prescribe content requirements for safety cases and safety management systems; standards of gas quality and requirements for testing of gas conveyed through pipelines; and requirements for reporting of gas incidents to ESV.

To view the discussion paper and an exposure draft of the proposed Regulations, click here.

To view the Statement of reasons, click here.

Gas Safety (Gas Installation) Regulations 2018

The proposed Regulations are to be made under the Gas Safety Act 1997. The primary objectives of the proposed Regulations are to reduce the risks associated with the use of gas appliances and gasfitting work and to ensure that controls on gas appliances and complex gas installations operate efficiently.

To view the discussion paper and an exposure draft of the proposed Regulations, click here.

To view the Statement of reasons, click here.

Submissions

The submission of feedback on the discussion paper and proposed Regulations closed on 27 March 2018.

The following organisations submitted comments and feedback on the proposals, which are available to download:

Personal details have been removed (redacted) to protect privacy. Confidential submissions have also been received.