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§ 9 Application of the principles in Chapter II

The licensee, the onshore facility owner, the operator and others participating in the activities are, cf. Section 7, responsible for ensuring compliance with the principles in this chapter.
The principles shall also serve as the basis for the authorities' enforcement of these and supplementary regulations.
Section last changed: 01 January 2011

The section indicates the legal significance of the principles in Chapter II. The principles in this chapter obligate the licensee, the owner of the onshore facility, the operator and other participants in the activities.
The provisions also have legal significance in the event of performance of administrative duties according to the health, safety and environment legislation. Thus, they shall be used as a basis in the management assessment, and it should be evident from the grounds for administrative decisions according to Section 25 of the Public Administration Act (in Norwegian only) how this is done.