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5th EUOAG Meeting, 21st November 2013

Date(s): 
Thursday, 21 November, 2013
Place: 
Conference Centre Albert Borschette, Brussels

The 5th meeting of the EUOAG took place in Brussels, Conference Centre Albert Borschette on November 21st, 2013. The agenda of the meeting was the following:

TimeItemLead
9:00Registration 
                                Part 1: Ordinary Session – Regulatory Authorities
9:30Welcome and IntroductionChair / Co-Chair D.Borchardt;J.Panek; J. Koehli / S. Walker
9:40-9:45Summary Record of 4th EUOAG meeting COM
9:45-10:45

Common Data Reporting Format

- Report from ad hoc meeting in The Hague;

- Discussion and formulation of an EUOAG proposal;

- Legal status and procedures for setting up the Implementing Act;

- Cost-benefit considerations - input request from Member States.

JdJ
10:45-11:00Coffee/Tea Break 
                                  Part 2: Plenary Session – Authorities and Stakeholders
11:00-13:00Common Data Reporting Format
  1. Presentation of the EU CRF proposal - JdJ, VC;
  2. Cost - benefit considerations;
  3. Comments from industrial associations (OGP, IADC);

    PDF icon IADC Presentation on IADC's work on Directive 2013/30EU

  4. Comments from other stakeholders.

Recent accidents and incidents: lessons learnt.

Other business.

JdJ
13:00-14:00Lunch Break
(Restaurant facility on Level 5 of Conference Centre)
 
                                Part 3: Ordinary Session – Regulatory Authorities
  
14:00-15:15Setting up a Competent Authority: tasks and challenges
  1. Reports from Cyprus, Poland and Italy;
  2. Update and feedback from Member States on undertaken/planned activities for the transposition ("tour de table");
  3. Roundtable discussion:
  • Lessons learnt: How to ensure that staff has the necessary skills and experience for carrying out the Competent Authority's key functions?
  • Which are the best practices to set up adequate administrative structures (e.g. legal status, organisational structure, adequate financing)?
  • How can EUOAG contribute to a close co-operation between Member States (e.g. thematic sessions, information exchange via its website).

COM
All

15:15-15:30Reports from MS on accidents and incidents (tbd)

All

15:30-15:50

Look ahead to 2014 Work plan

  1. EUOAG Work programme;
  2. EUOAG meetings 2014;
  3. JRC Workshop on offshore safety 2014;
  4. Other important events.

Chair/Co-chair

All

15:50-16:00Coffee/Tea Break 
16:00-16:40

Work of the Standing Working Party for the Mining and Other Extractive Industries (Directive 92/91/EC)

  1. Plans for the revision of the Occupational Safety and Health legislation (DG EMPL);
  2. Conclusions of COM study on the implementation of Directive 92/91/EC (DG EMPL);
  3. Work and highlights from the ACSH (ACSH);
  4. Discussion - Opportunities for common work (All).
Chair (DG ENER)/DG EMPL/ACSH
16:40-17:20

Feedback from international events

  1. IRF annual meeting and conference (Australia) - KN?
  2. Standardisation ISO TC/67: Work, priorities, plenary meeting 2013, potential EUOAG role;

Invitation to Mr. A. Otters, Chair of ISO TC/67

Chair/Co-chair
17:20

Summary of the afternoon

Closing remarks
Chair / Co-chair
17:30End of the Meeting