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HEALTH SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT MANUAL OF CODES OF PRACTICE VOLUME 1 : HSE ADMINISTRATION

CODE OF PRACTICE ON HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (HSEIA) REQUIREMENTS
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HSE MANAGEMENT MANUAL OF CODES OF PRACTICE Volume 1: HSE ADMINISTRATION COP ON HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS Document No: ADNOC-COPV1-02

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RECORD OF REVISION Revision No. Version 2 Date August 2005 Section/Page Various places Reason To include OHRA requirements

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HSE MANAGEMENT MANUAL OF CODES OF PRACTICE Volume 1: HSE ADMINISTRATION COP ON HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS Document No: ADNOC-COPV1-02

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I. PURPOSE ............................................................................................................... 4 II. DEFINITIONS.......................................................................................................... 4 III. EXISTING LAWS .................................................................................................... 9 1. INTRODUCTION................................................................................................... 10 2. ACTIVITIES FOR WHICH AN HSEIA REPORT IS REQUIRED ......................... 13 3. WHEN IS AN HSEIA REPORT REQUIRED ........................................................ 14 3.1 Project Lifecycle Phases............................................................................ 14 3.2 Phase 1 HSEIA Report ................................................................................ 14 3.3 Phase 2 HSEIA Report ................................................................................ 14 3.4 Phase 3 HSEIA Report ................................................................................ 15 3.5 Phase 4 HSEIA Report ................................................................................ 15 4. HSEIA REPORT CONTENTS .............................................................................. 16 4.1 Main components and scope..................................................................... 16 4.2 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)..................................................... 18 4.3 Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Report. ............................ 18 4.4 Occupational Health Risk Assessment (OHRA) Report ......................... 19 4.5 HSE Management System (HSEMS) ......................................................... 20 4.6 Verification................................................................................................... 20 5. RESPONSIBILITIES FOR PREPARING AN HSEIA REPORT ........................... 22 6. HSEIA REPORT TIMING, ROUTING AND APPROVAL..................................... 23 7. HSEIA REPORT RESUBMISSION ...................................................................... 24 8. REFERENCES...................................................................................................... 25 APPENDIX 1: Recommended HSEIA Report format ............................................. 26 APPENDIX 2: Flowchart for production of HSEIA Report .................................... 29 APPENDIX 3: Recommended contents of Independent Verification Report ..... 31 APPENDIX 4: HSEIA routing & approval process ................................................. 34 APPENDIX 5: Pro-forma for Assurance Letter concerning HSEIA resubmission .............................................................................................................. 36

It provides an outline of the individual HSEIA components i. and Occupational Health Risk Assessment (OHRA) Report. 2005 Page 4 I. DEFINITIONS ADNOC Abu Dhabi National Oil Company. at which the time. SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS Document No: ADNOC-COPV1-02 Version 2 September. and to what level of detail. As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP) Means to reduce a risk to a level which is as low as reasonably practicable and involves balancing reduction in risk against the time. Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).HSE MANAGEMENT MANUAL OF CODES OF PRACTICE Volume 1: HSE ADMINISTRATION COP ON HEALTH.the most effective and advanced stage in the development of activities and their methods of operation which indicates the practical suitability of particular techniques for providing in principle the basis for emission limit values (ELVs) designed to prevent.e. It is the responsibility of Group Companies to prepare their own detailed systems and procedures as part of their HSEMS. the common framework and control procedures through which preparation and approval are managed in the ADNOC Group and the various interfaces between ADNOC and the Group Companies. generally to reduce emissions and the impact on the environment as a whole. trouble. trouble. objectively assessed. difficulty and cost of further reduction measures becomes unreasonably disproportionate to the additional risk reduction obtained. set out a series of principles that must be incorporated in Group Company systems and procedures. Codes of Practice (CoP) High level ‘standard setting’ documents which. PURPOSE This document provides a guide to what constitutes an HSE Impact Assessment (HSEIA) report. Its purpose is to define the roles and responsibilities of the various parties within ADNOC and the ADNOC Group of companies who have responsibilities for HSEIA matters. BAT Best Available Techniques . This level represents the point. in effect. and specifies when ADNOC requires Group Companies to prepare these. . ADNOC Group Companies must demonstrate that they meet the requirements of the HSE CoPs either by showing that they have the necessary systems and procedures in place and/or by preparing additional systems and procedures to address identified ‘gaps’. difficulty and cost of achieving it. II. and where that is not practicable. Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Report. COMAH Control of Major Accident Hazards.

It is a facility or operation-specific demonstration of the HSE Management System in action. . Contractor Any person or company employed under contract (irrespective of period of contract or employment). Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Systematic process of evaluating the environmental impacts of an activity or process on the environment Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Document prepared following an environmental impact assessment. It identifies significant environmental impacts and demonstrates how corrective (mitigation) measures are introduced in the design process . The EIS must address each of the life cycle phases i. disposal and site restoration of a project. project conception. commissioning. Competent The ability to perform a particular job in compliance with performance standards. that demonstrates that the site operator has taken all steps necessary to prevent major accidents and to reduce their consequences. Hazard Any substance. property or the environment or affect on the company reputation. documenting that risks have been. construction. 2005 Page 5 COMAH Report The Control Of Major Accident Hazards Report is a report compiled by a major hazard site operator and submitted to ADNOC. Will usually require the necessary blend of skills. reduced to ‘acceptable’ or ‘as low as reasonably practicable’ (ALARP) as defined in the ADNOC Group Guidelines on HSE Risk Management. as part of the HSEIA process. Contract A system of operating between two or more parties. Emergency Response Plan Plan detailing the response to specific incident scenarios and explaining emergency arrangements. physical effect. An EIS is an integral part of an HSEIA report. procurement. or will be. decommissioning. operation. facilities and operations where there is potential for significant environmental impacts to occur.to eliminate or minimise the impact. or condition with potential to harm people.e. It is required for all projects. engineering. SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS Document No: ADNOC-COPV1-02 Version 2 September.HSE MANAGEMENT MANUAL OF CODES OF PRACTICE Volume 1: HSE ADMINISTRATION COP ON HEALTH. training and experience.by using Best Available Techniques (BAT) . Health Risk Health risk is the combination of likelihood that harm to health may occur (which is related to probability of exposure) multiplied by the severity of health effects.

Note: The definition of serious harm includes the critical. the environment or property or which can reduce the impact of such an event. It must address the HSE impacts in each of the life cycle phases i. processes and resources for implementing health. operation. commissioning. new or substantially altered projects. operation.the company structure. facilities and operations. practices. construction. Safety and Environment. procedures. . HSE Case Similar to a COMAH Report. design. design. commissioning. Safety. tender.HSE MANAGEMENT MANUAL OF CODES OF PRACTICE Volume 1: HSE ADMINISTRATION COP ON HEALTH. Independent Verification Report (IVR) The report. Safety and Environmental Impact Assessment (HSEIA) Systematic process of identifying HSE impacts of existing. severe and catastrophic categories shown in the risk potential matrix in the ADNOC Risk Management Guidelines. safety and environmental management. construction.e. Environmental Management System . HSEMS Health. produced by an independent party. decommissioning. [1] ADNOC Manual of Code of Practice: ‘Guideline on Occupational Health Risk Assessment (OHRA)’. HSEIA Report A living document that considers the full lifecycle of project. facility or operations i. tender. abandonment and site restoration of a project. HSE Health. conception. Health. ADNOC-COPV3-08. responsibilities. and establishing mitigation requirements. Lifecycle The full lifespan of a project. SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS Document No: ADNOC-COPV1-02 Version 2 September. project conception. HSE-Critical activities Activities that are important in preventing events with potential to cause serious harm to people. abandonment and site restoration. that confirms correctness and full coverage of the HSEIA Report.e. 1]. 2005 Page 6 High Occupational Health Risk A risk that is determined to be HIGH in accordance with the risk rating of ADNOC Code of Practice ‘Guideline on Occupational Health Risk Assessment (OHRA)‘[Ref. decommissioning.

2005 Page 7 Major Accident Major accident means an “Uncontrolled Occurrence’ in the operation of a site which leads to severe or catastrophic consequences to people. albeit possibly severe or catastrophic consequences. Major Accident Potential Where the conditions. − service vessel colliding with or otherwise affecting offshore installations − other external hazards affecting offshore and onshore sites e. explosive. are such that a ‘Major Accident Hazard’ is present and there is therefore the possibility of a ‘Major Accident’. storage facility. . substances and materials on a site. SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS Document No: ADNOC-COPV1-02 Version 2 September. This means that one or more pedestrian fatalities resulting from a road accident on a site (however regrettable and tragic) would not be defined as a ‘Major Accident’. drilling rig or any other facility handling or storing hazardous materials that has ‘Major Accident Potential’ at any time in the course of routine and/or nonroutine operations. There will also be a high potential for escalation. the environment and/or company reputation (as defined in the ADNOC Group HSE Risk Management Guidelines). one or more fatalities resulting from a fall from a scaffolding platform (again regrettable and tragic) would not be defined as a ‘Major Accident’. pipeline. helicopters and aircraft. flammable or toxic substances. The purpose of this definition of ‘Major accident’ is to identify ‘Major Hazard Sites’ for the purposes of this Code of Practice. terminal. Note: Examples of ‘Major Accidents’ would include. ‘Major Hazard Site Operators’ will be required to prepare a COMAH Report and submit it to ADNOC. Major Hazard Site Any process plant. Similarly. Major Accident Hazard A hazard that has the potential to result in a ‘Major Accident’. but are not limited to: − loss of containment of flammable and/or toxic fluids leading to fire.HSE MANAGEMENT MANUAL OF CODES OF PRACTICE Volume 1: HSE ADMINISTRATION COP ON HEALTH.g. road/marine product tankers The definition of ‘Major accident’ specifically excludes ‘Occupational accidents’ which have bounded. explosion and/or toxic injury − events resulting in structural failure which could lead to further progressive collapse − loss of stability of mobile offshore installation − well blowouts − ships colliding with offshore installations or onshore jetties used for bulk loading. assets. offshore installation. and the location of the site. The consequences may be immediate or delayed and may occur outside as well as inside the site. Accommodation/work barges alongside fixed installations.

ADNOC-COPV1-05 . soil. Further detail on definitions is provided in the document ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘Guideline on HSE Definitions and Abbreviations’ [Ref. the need for further measures to control exposure is identified. [2] ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘Guideline on HSE Definitions & Abbreviations’. Risk = Frequency x Consequences. ADNOC distinguishes between planned and accidental significant impacts. OHRA Report The Occupational Health Risk Assessment Report demonstrates that the occupational health risks have been assessed and all the necessary steps to mitigate these risks have been or will be taken. Risk Risk is the product of the measure of the likelihood of occurrence of an undesired event and the potential adverse consequences which this event may have upon: − People – injury or harm to physical or psychological health − Assets (or Revenue) – damage to property (assets) or loss of production − Environment – water. 2]. air. or has the potential to escalate. The criteria are defined in ADNOC document ‘Code of Practice on Environmental Impact Assessment’. so that it is beyond the normal span of operations over which control can be exercised.HSE MANAGEMENT MANUAL OF CODES OF PRACTICE Volume 1: HSE ADMINISTRATION COP ON HEALTH. SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS Document No: ADNOC-COPV1-02 Version 2 September. Where appropriate. taking account of existing control measures. UAE United Arab Emirates. 2005 Page 8 Occupational Health Occupational Health is a multidisciplinary field concerned with preventing people from becoming ill because of their work. This assessment covers changes in health risk reasonably attributable to a project.the identification of health hazards in the workplace and subsequent evaluation of risk to health. Risk Management The process of implementing decisions about accepting or altering risks. Uncontrolled Occurrence An event that escalates. OHRA Occupational Health Risk Assessment . This includes the liabilities arising from injuries and property damage to third parties including the cross liabilities that may arise between the interdependent ADNOC Group Companies. animals. with different criteria for both. programme or policy and undertaken for a specific purpose. plants and social − Reputation – employees and third parties. Significant Environmental Impact Adverse environmental impact that exceeds pre-defined criteria.

HSE MANAGEMENT MANUAL OF CODES OF PRACTICE Volume 1: HSE ADMINISTRATION COP ON HEALTH. laws on protection of the environment and people are relevant in that the consequences of a Major Accident Hazard may result in either adverse environmental impacts or effects on people. Further detail on UAE laws concerning the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process can be found in Appendix 2 of ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘Code of Practice on Environmental Impact Assessment’ [Ref. [3] ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘Code of Practice on HSE Administration Systems’. 3]. 2005 Page 9 III. ADNOC-COPV1-01 [4] ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘Code of Practice on Environmental Impact Assessment’. SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS Document No: ADNOC-COPV1-02 Version 2 September. . 4]. EXISTING LAWS There are currently no specific UAE laws applicable to the control of Major Accident Hazards. ADNOC-COPV2-01. Federal Law No 8 of 1980 re Regulation of Labour Relations A list of UAE Laws & Regulations can be found in Appendix 4 of ADNOC Manual Codes of Practice: ‘Codes of Practice on HSE Administration Systems’ [Ref. Relevant legislation includes: • • Federal Law No 24 of 1999 for the Protection and Development of the Environment and subsequently issued executive regulations. However.

i. depending on perceived impacts and risk profiles. irrespective of monetary value and irrespective of the significance of HSE impact. if the Group Company believes that the previously submitted HSEIA Report is still an accurate reflection of existing conditions. or if occupational health risk is deemed less than high.the regulator for ADNOC HSE matters – for approval. 3. As a consequence. 2. In addition. from 1998 onwards ADNOC required its Group Companies to prepare an HSEIA Report for new projects above a project value of US$ 27 million and with significant HSE impact. [6] ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘Code of Practice on Framework of Occupational Health Risk Management (OHRM)’. 5 and 6] extend the coverage of previous requirements with improved structure and definition of individual components. not only new and substantial modification projects.e. complexity of issues. However. ADNOC-COPV2-01. then the HSEIA Report must demonstrate the rationale how one has arrived at this conclusion. ADNOC-COPV3-01. ADNOC requires its Group Companies to prepare an HSEIA Report for all projects as detailed in Section 2.e. each HSEIA must be resubmitted to ADNOC for approval every 5 years or when major equipment modifications significantly alter the environmental impacts and/or HSE hazards within the 5-year interval. sites and operations i.HSE MANAGEMENT MANUAL OF CODES OF PRACTICE Volume 1: HSE ADMINISTRATION COP ON HEALTH. ADNOCCOPV5-01. 4. . ‘de minimis’ projects. 2005 Page 10 1. The new requirements for HSEIA Reports as detailed in this and other Codes of Practice [Ref. INTRODUCTION ADNOC places great emphasis upon removing/reducing HSE risks at the design stage of projects. From January 2005 onwards ADNOC will extend the HSEIA approach to include all existing facilities. Agreed schedules may vary per Group Company. The schedule for preparation of such HSEIA Reports must be agreed between ADNOC and the individual Group Companies. From 2004 onwards. HSEIA Reports were not required for projects with minimal HSE impact. they may submit an assurance letter to ADNOC that confirms that the details of the previous HSEIA remain valid. resources available and total workload to be undertaken. If the environmental impact is deemed less than significant then the HSEIA must provide the evidence to justify the resultant ‘de minimis’ status. [4] ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘Code of Practice on Environmental Impact Assessment’. All HSEIA Reports must be submitted to ADNOC . Similarly. The new requirements are summarised as follows: 1. [5] ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘Code of Practice on Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH)’. if no Major Hazard Potential is deemed to exist. SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS Document No: ADNOC-COPV1-02 Version 2 September.

Medium and Low) or in accordance with principles that are compatible with those provided in ADNOC Group Guideline ‘HSE Risk Management’ [Ref. ADNOC. b) That all Significant (adverse) Environmental Impacts have been identified. d) That all High Occupational Health Risks have been systematically identified. c) That all Major Accident Hazards have been identified and suitable control. 6 and 8 through 13]. being the regulator for HSE. are implemented (for existing facilities or operations) or an implementation plan exists for implementation. Sufficient time must be permitted for this in the planning process. [11] ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘Code of Practice on OHRM – Physical Agents’. ADNOC-COPV3-01. It must be demonstrated that relevant control.HSE MANAGEMENT MANUAL OF CODES OF PRACTICE Volume 1: HSE ADMINISTRATION COP ON HEALTH. ADNOC-COPV3-07. SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS Document No: ADNOC-COPV1-02 Version 2 September. ADNOC-COPV3-06’. [10] ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘Code of Practice on OHRM – Chemical and Biological Agents’. [9] ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘Code of Practice on OHRM – General’’. ADNOC-COPV3-05’. [6] ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘Code of Practice on on Framework of Occupational Health Risk Management (OHRM)’. inclusive of relevant risk classification (e. may have to refer these to the Federal and/or Abu Dhabi Government Authorities for further guidance or dispensation with a view to cost of modification. [7] ADNOC Group Guideline: ‘HSE Risk Management’. suitably analysed and assessed for significance. It must be demonstrated that operation can be achieved within the ADNOC quantitative criteria for risk tolerability and ALARP must be demonstrated in accordance with principles that are compatible with those provided in ADNOC Group Guideline ‘HSE Risk Management’ [Ref. ADNOC-COPV3-03. ADNOCCOPV5-01. site or activities: a) That all HSE hazards have been systematically identified in the Hazards & Effects Register [Ref. [13] ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘Code of Practice on OHRM – Food Safety and Welfare’. and suitable action to mitigate these risks and to protect employees from these risks have been or will be taken in accordance with ADNOC Codes of Practice on Occupational Health Risk Management [Ref. facility. . [12] ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘Code of Practice on OHRM – Ergonomic Factors’. 2005 Page 11 4. It must be made explicit in the HSEIA Report when there are issues where existing legislation cannot be met – not even with best available technology and whilst complying with ALARP principles. [5] ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘Code of Practice on Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH)’. mitigation and recovery measures are proposed (for projects). mitigation and recovery measures are proposed (for projects) or are implemented (for existing facilities or operations). The HSEIA Reports must demonstrate in relation to the subject project. ADNOC-COPV3-02. High.g. 7]. 5]. 5. 7]. ADNOC-COPV3-04. March 2000. [8] ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘Code of Practice on OHRM -Human Factors and Personnel Related Aspects of HSE’.

will be managed and controlled via the Group Company or project/site/operations specific HSE Management System. Refer to ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘Code of Practice on HSE Administration Systems’.including that resulting from Medium and Low Risk Hazards . SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS Document No: ADNOC-COPV1-02 Version 2 September.HSE MANAGEMENT MANUAL OF CODES OF PRACTICE Volume 1: HSE ADMINISTRATION COP ON HEALTH. 2005 Page 12 e) That there is an implementation plan that shows how the control. f) How all HSE risk . mitigation and recovery measures for Significant Environmental Impacts. g) That Emergency Response Plans (on-site and off-site where necessary) in relation to Major Accident Hazards have or will be prepared based on credible emergency scenarios. [3] ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘Code of Practice on HSE Administration Systems’. Major Accident Hazards and High Occupational Health Risks will be implemented and managed throughout the facility lifecycle. 3] for further detail. ADNOC-COPV1-01 . with the necessary stakeholder consultation. [Ref.

[14] UAE Cabinet. UAE Cabinet. SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS Document No: ADNOC-COPV1-02 Version 2 September. ‘Regulation for Assessment of Environmental Impacts of Installations’. The above list is identical to the one provided in the previous document ADNOC Group Guideline ‘Guidelines on HSEIA’ (1997). ACTIVITIES FOR WHICH AN HSEIA REPORT IS REQUIRED ADNOC Group Company projects. storage and disposal operations Other projects with potential to cause significant harm or impacts to the environment or health and safety of our employees. reforming & recycling Chemicals and Petrochemical operations Marketing and Sales (including distribution) Power Generation and other utilities Potable Water production Construction and operation of owned and leased buildings Waste treating. 2005 Page 13 2. refining. . As a further guideline. but ADNOC are exempt from demonstrating compliance to the FEA. The intent of this regulation is applicable to ADNOC. reference is also made to the projects listed in Annex 1 of the ‘Regulation for Assessment of Environmental Impacts of Installations’. facilities and operations that require an HSEIA Report will include. at least the following: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Seismic surveys Exploration drilling Field development Well testing Oil & Gas production operations Pipeline construction Terminal and tanker loading operations Gas Processing & LNG facilities Petroleum distillation. Each of the above activities may be considered separately or two or more may be combined to reflect the integrated nature of these for specific projects. handling. 2001. 14].HSE MANAGEMENT MANUAL OF CODES OF PRACTICE Volume 1: HSE ADMINISTRATION COP ON HEALTH. facilities or operations. contractors and neighbours. 2001 [Ref.

3. operation.1 WHEN IS AN HSEIA REPORT REQUIRED Project Lifecycle Phases An HSEIA Report is a living document that considers the full lifecycle of project. ADNOC identifies the following four stages as they relate to sequential time windows and an HSEIA Report is required for each of these: Phase 1: Conceptual design and FEED (Front End Engineering & Design).5 below. performance testing and demobilisation of contractor(s) demonstrate follow-up to the recommendations made in the Phase 1 HSEIA Report. abandonment and site restoration of a project.HSE MANAGEMENT MANUAL OF CODES OF PRACTICE Volume 1: HSE ADMINISTRATION COP ON HEALTH. 3. The report must: • • • be based on the detailed design include all HSE considerations of project construction.3 Phase 2 HSEIA Report The Phase 2 HSEIA Report commences at the end of the FEED phase and essentially describes how to build for HSE Integrity. Phase 2: Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC). SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS Document No: ADNOC-COPV1-02 Version 2 September. The report must present an overview of anticipated HSE Hazards. The report must make recommendations regarding HSE issues that must be addressed in subsequent project phases i. Specifically for the preparation of HSEIA Reports.e. facilities and operations. design.2 thru 3. The Phase 2 HSE report must be approved before the actual start of construction. 3. commissioning. . 2005 Page 14 3. tender. commissioning.2 Phase 1 HSEIA Report The Phase 1 HSEIA Report essentially describes how to design for HSE Integrity.e. construction. Phase 3: Operation. The considerations for each of these HSEIA Reports are described in Sections 3. impacts and associated levels which are based on analysis of relatively broad HSE information of conceptual technical design and the environment in which the project will be located. decommissioning. project conception. Phase 4: Decommissioning/disposal. The Phase 1 HSEIA Report must be approved before the project may proceed to Phase 2. issues to be included in the detailed design and studies/analysis that can only be conducted meaningful during or after detailed design. It must address the HSE impacts in each of the life cycle phases i.

SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS Document No: ADNOC-COPV1-02 Version 2 September. The report must include all HSE considerations of shutdown.e. i. b) c) 3. 2 and 3 HSEIA Reports to assure the “design out” of decommissioning and site restoration issues. The Phase 3 HSEIA Report is essentially an update of the earlier phase HSEIA Reports. when no Phase 1 or 2 HSEIA Report are available. For existing facilities or operations. the Phase 3 HSEIA Report must address all HSE aspects of routine and non-routine operations. Planning must allow for the time required to accomplish the HSEIA preparation. The shutdown phase of a project must also be addressed as far as possible in the Phase 1. mothballing and/or removal or discontinuation of an operation. 2005 Page 15 3. i. The Phase 3 HSEIA Report must be initiated and approved before normal operations begin. including site restoration.4 Phase 3 HSEIA Report The Phase 3 HSEIA Report essentially describes how to operate to maintain HSE Integrity. the operations phase commences at acceptance from contractor of finished project for continuous operation.HSE MANAGEMENT MANUAL OF CODES OF PRACTICE Volume 1: HSE ADMINISTRATION COP ON HEALTH. when a Phase 1 and 2 HSEIA Report is available. The Phase 3 HSEIA Report must address all HSE aspects of routine and non-routine operations and must be based on finalised construction. even in conceptual terms/detail. review and approval by ADNOC. .5 Phase 4 HSEIA Report The Phase 4 HSEIA Report essentially describes how HSE Integrity will be maintained during and after shutdown of a project. The Phase 4 HSEIA Report must be approved before such decommissioning starts. which may include modifications from earlier detailed design and/or late changes in predicted impacts. Each Phase 3 HSEIA Report must be resubmitted to ADNOC for approval every 5 years or when major equipment modifications significantly alter the HSE impacts and/or hazards within the 5-year interval (See Section 7).e. By addressing shutdown activities up front. total project costs can be better evaluated. The following requirements must be considered: a) For new projects. decommissioning. This must be based on proven performance as gained in the years since operation commenced. The first Phase 3 HSEIA must be prepared and approved at a time that has been agreed with ADNOC. and it will normally be appropriate to present it as a revision to the Phase 2 report.

SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS Document No: ADNOC-COPV1-02 Version 2 September. 2005 Page 16 4. facility or operation. II. Impact Statement (EIS) (for Planned Significant Impacts only) • Define Significant Impacts . for projects Phase I. mitigation and recovery plans • Provide on-site & off-site emergency plans • Demonstrate how controls are managed via HSEMS • Provide evidence of independent verif ication OHRA Report (for High Occupational Health Risks only) • Identify all occupational health hazards • Assess Risk • Identify High Risks and demonstrate tolerable and ALARP • Provide on-site & off-site medical monitoring & surveillance plans • Demonstrate how controls are managed via HSEMS • Provide evidence of independent verif ication OR Provide rationale for concluding that there are no Planned Significant Impacts (i. III or IV. de minimus status) OR Provide rationale for concluding that there are no Major Accident Hazards OR Provide rationale for concluding that there are no High Occupational Health Risks AND AND AND (for Medium/Low OH Risks) Demonstrate controls management via HSEMS (for Planned non-Significant Impacts) (for Medium/Low Risk Accident Hazards) Demonstrate controls management Demonstrate controls management via HSEMS via HSEMS HSE Management System With reference to above figure. 4. This description must provide overview information to enable an understanding of the HSE aspects of the project.HSE MANAGEMENT MANUAL OF CODES OF PRACTICE Volume 1: HSE ADMINISTRATION COP ON HEALTH.Socio.Archeological .g.e.Air . the main components of an HSEIA are: a) Description of main features of the project. methodologies to eliminate or .Flora/ Fauna .Land .1 HSEIA REPORT CONTENTS Main components and scope HSE Impact Assessment Report Provide statement of basic features of project. facility or operation Hazards & Effects Register High Risk Medium Risk Low Risk People for risk categories: Environment Assets Reputation Env.Others • Assess signif icance of impact • Define alternative strategies. facility or operation inclusive of rationale how the HSEIA document should be considered e.Water/ Sea .economic . The description must summarise the key HSE issues and not attempt to duplicate the detailed and specific information as provided in: . minimise impacts • Demonstrate use of BAT • Demonstrate how controls are managed via HSEMS • Provide evidence of independent verif ication COMAH Report (for Major Accident Hazards only ) • Identify hazards/hazardous events • Define Major Accident Scenarios • Assess Risk • Demonstrate tolerable and ALARP Risk • Provide control.

c) d) e) f) g) h) [1] ADNOC Manual of Code of Practice: ‘Guideline on Occupational Health Risk Assessment (OHRA)’. − the OHRA Report (refer to ADNOC ‘COP Guideline on OHRA [Ref. inclusive of implementation plan for control.e. the reason for determining that there are none present. 2005 Page 17 − the COMAH Report (refer to Section 2 of ADNOC ‘CoP on COMAH’ [Ref. if present. For Major Accident Hazards. See Section 4. 7].1 of ADNOC ‘CoP on EIA’ [Ref. mitigation and recovery measures for significant environmental impacts. site or operation are identified and documented. 5]) − the EIS or ‘de minimis’ statement (refer to Section 5. inclusive of preventive measures. The Hazard and Effects Register must include all environmental impacts including those of an accidental nature [Ref. when no Major Accident Hazards are identified. ADNOC-COPV2-01 [5] ] ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘Code of Practice on Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH)’. . b) A Hazard and Effects Register in which all HSE hazards and effects associated with the project. Alternatively. ADNOC-COPV3-08. 1]. a copy of the Independent Verification Report (IVR) as a separate attachment.4). See section 4.2.3.e. If required. Medium and Low as per the ADNOC Risk Assessment Matrix) or in a manner that is compatible with the ADNOC methodology [Ref. proof of independent verification i. 4]. Detailed EIS inclusive of implementation plan for control. Detailed COMAH Report. and a demonstration of how Medium/Low risks will be managed through Group Company or Site specific HSEMS. 4]).g. Alternatively. it must be demonstrated that this has been concluded following thorough screening of the Hazard and Effects Register. [4] ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘Code of Practice on Environmental Impact Assessment’. ADNOCCOPV5-01 [7] ADNOC Group Guideline ‘HSE Risk Management’.HSE MANAGEMENT MANUAL OF CODES OF PRACTICE Volume 1: HSE ADMINISTRATION COP ON HEALTH. implementation plan for control and mitigation (see section 4. SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS Document No: ADNOC-COPV1-02 Version 2 September. Alternatively when no significant environmental impacts are identified – and ‘de minimis’ status is reported . when no high risks are identified. See Section 4. High. Significant issues for immediate attention e. March 2000. this must be demonstrated in the COMAH Report. Overview of Group Company or site specific HSEMS and demonstration how Medium and Low HSE Hazards will be managed via the HSEMS. Detailed OHRA Report. mitigation and recovery measures.4. The hazards must be screened qualitatively and categorised with a view to the risk consequences of each of the hazards (i.it must be demonstrated that this has been concluded following thorough screening and analysis. immediate or anticipated inability to comply with existing Laws & Regulations and/or ADNOC standards.

HSE MANAGEMENT MANUAL OF CODES OF PRACTICE Volume 1: HSE ADMINISTRATION COP ON HEALTH. 4]. 2005 Page 18 A recommended format for an HSEIA Report is provided in Appendix 1. [4] ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘Code of Practice on Environmental Impact Assessment’. modifications and operations where there is potential for planned Significant Environmental Impacts to occur [Ref. An EIS is required for all Group Company projects.3 Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Report. This includes the permutations that may occur. then it must be demonstrated that this has been concluded following thorough screening of the Hazard and Effects Register (see Section 4. provided that they cover the mandatory information. The EIS must consider all four project life cycle phases (see Section 3). ADNOC-COPV2-01. facility or operation. depending on the significance of environmental impacts. When this occurs. 4. which includes other relevant information that must be presented as part of the report.6).1). . Each EIS must be subject to thorough verification of correctness and full coverage. If it concluded that no Major Accident Hazards occur. The EIS must identify all planned significant environmental impacts and must then demonstrate how corrective (mitigation) measures are introduced in the design process . SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS Document No: ADNOC-COPV1-02 Version 2 September. facilities. facilities or operations are those which can demonstrate that they will not give rise to Planned Significant Environmental Impacts during any of the four phases of the project life cycle.2 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is essentially the output from the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process. The flowchart in Appendix 2 illustrates the scope and typical chronological sequence of producing an HSEIA Report. Procedures for conducting an EIA and to prepare an EIS are provided in the ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘Code of Practice on Environmental Impact Assessment’ [Ref. 4]. The EIS must refer to the part of the HSEIA Report that sets out the main features of the project.to eliminate or minimise the impact.a statement with reasons for determining ‘de minimis’ status. facilities or operations in which Major Accident Hazards are deemed to occur. A COMAH Report is required for all Group Company projects.by using Best Available Techniques (BAT) . ‘De minimis’ impact projects. Group Companies may adopt alternative formats. This verification must be completed prior to submitting the EIS to ADNOC as part of the HSEIA Report (see Section 4. Group companies must submit – instead of an EIS . the presence of Major Accident Hazards and/or the presence of High Occupational Health risks. 4.

For High Occupational Health Risks.6). 4. Each COMAH Report shall be subject to thorough verification of correctness and full coverage.1): a) b) That these have been analysed in detail. [1 ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘Guideline on Occupational Health Risk Assessment (OHRA)’. This verification must be completed prior to submitting the COMAH Report to ADNOC as part of the HSEIA Report (see Section 4. . ADNOC-COPV3-01. managed and mitigated to ALARP in accordance with principles of ADNOC risk management standards [Ref. 7]. managed and mitigated to ALARP in accordance with principles of ADNOC risk management standards [Ref. A demonstration of how the Major Accident Hazards will be addressed via the HSEMS c) d) e) Procedures to prepare a COMAH Report are provided in the ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘Code of Practice on Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH)’ [Ref. March 2000. site or operation are acceptable or ALARP i. 7]. 6]. the OHRA Report must demonstrate how these will be controlled. SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS Document No: ADNOC-COPV1-02 Version 2 September. facilities or operations in which High Occupational Health Risks may occur in accordance with the rating methodology as per ADNOC ‘COP Guideline on Occupational Health Risk Assessment (OHRA)‘ [Ref. 2005 Page 19 The COMAH Report must demonstrate for the Major Accident Hazards as identified in the Hazards and Effects Register (see Section 4. 1]. (OHRM)’. [5] ] ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘Code of Practice on Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH)’. How the Group Company plans to respond to emergencies concerning the full range of possible accidents that involve the Major Accident Hazards (on site and off-site where necessary). The OHRA Report must refer to the part of the HSEIA Report that sets out the main features of the project. The OHRA Report is essentially an output of this assessment.e. within the ADNOC quantitative criteria for risk tolerability [Ref. That the overall risk levels of the project.1) and should be examined and assessed for risk potential. [6] ] ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘Code of Practice on Framework of Occupational Health Risk Management [7] ADNOC Group Guideline ‘HSE Risk Management’. impaired health or significant discomfort must be listed in the Hazards and Effects Register (see Section 4. facility or operation All occupational health hazards that can cause illness. ADNOC-COPV3-08. ADNOCCOPV5-01. 7] and the ADNOC ‘COP on Framework of Occupational Health Risk Management (OHRM)’ [Ref.4 Occupational Health Risk Assessment (OHRA) Report An Occupational Health Risk Assessment is required for all Group Company projects. inclusive of accident scenarios and the quantified risk pertaining to each of these.HSE MANAGEMENT MANUAL OF CODES OF PRACTICE Volume 1: HSE ADMINISTRATION COP ON HEALTH. How the Major Accident Hazards will be controlled. 5].

ADNOC-COPV3-03. 1]. If no HSEMS is available. [9] ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘Code of Practice on Occupational Health Risk Management – General’.HSE MANAGEMENT MANUAL OF CODES OF PRACTICE Volume 1: HSE ADMINISTRATION COP ON HEALTH. who must produce an Independent Verification Report (IVR). Medium/Low Occupational Health Risks A copy of the existing HSEMS (if applicable) should be appended to the HSEIA. e. [12] ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘OHRM – Ergonomic Factors’. 6 and 8 through 13) and the ADNOC ‘COP Guideline on Occupational Health Risk Assessment OHRA)‘ [Ref. 4. ADNOC-COPV3-05’.1). all its components are thoroughly checked for correctness and full coverage by experienced and competent person(s). If it is concluded that no High Occupational Health Risks occur. 6]. This is illustrated with the following examples: [1 ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘Guideline on Occupational Health Risk Assessment (OHRA)’. 2005 Page 20 The control. documentation has yet to be developed. prior to submitting the HSEIA Report to ADNOC. ADNOC-COPV3-07. ADNOC-COPV3-08. ADNOC-COPV3-06’. SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS Document No: ADNOC-COPV1-02 Version 2 September. ADNOC-COPV3-04. [13] ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘OHRM – Food Safety and Welfare’. then the HSEIA should highlight how the new HSEMS will be structured and the target completion date for such documentation. [10] ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘‘OHRM – Chemical and Biological Agents’. [6] ] ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘Code of Practice on Framework of Occupational Health Risk Management [8] ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘OHRM .6 Verification Group Companies must ensure that. (OHRM)’. This verification must be completed prior to submitting the OHRA Report to ADNOC as part of the HSEIA Report (see Section 4. then the OHRA report must demonstrate that this has been concluded following thorough screening of the Hazard and Effect Register (see section 4. there are conditions in which this verification must be carried out by an independent party.g. 4. facility or operation HSEMS for all HSE hazards with: a) b) c) Planned non-Significant Environmental Impacts Medium/Low Risk Accident Hazards.Code of Practice on Human Factors and Personnel Related Issues in HSE’. Each OHRA Report must be subject to review for correctness and full coverage in accordance with the various ADNOC Codes of Practice on Occupational Health Risk Management [Refs.6). project. ADNOC-COPV3-02. . including hazards that may result in accidental non-Significant Environmental Impacts. Depending on HSEIA subject and the parties involved in preparing the report. ADNOC-COPV3-01. [11] ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘OHRM – Physical Agents’.5 HSE Management System (HSEMS) The HSEIA Report must refer to the relevant sections of the company. management and mitigation measures should be developed in accordance with the hierarchy of controls as outlined in ADNOC ‘Code of Practice on Framework of Occupational Health Risk Management (OHRM)’ [Ref.

Example 2: A Group Company delivers an HSEIA Report for a major project that will be built under contract (EPC or other format). via other contracts pertaining to the project or consortium ownership.e.e. COMAH or OHRA Report). not with the main project contractor.e.1). existing facility or operation. A recommended list of contents of an IVR is provided in Appendix 3. the main contractor has sub-contracted the preparation of the HSEIA Report to a specialist consultant. In these circumstances no IVR is required. Also. provided that the consultant who prepares the HSEIA Report is not in any way connected to the main project contractor e. the appointed third party cannot be connected in any way to the main contractor e. SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS Document No: ADNOC-COPV1-02 Version 2 September. The HSEIA Report has been prepared by a competent consultant under contract with the Group Company i. by Group Company personnel. depending on significance of change. independent verification is not required for HSEIA re-submissions i. Example 4: The Group Company delivers an HSEIA Report for a project. In these circumstances a competent third party must be appointed by the Group Company – as opposed to appointment by the main contractor – to prepare an IVR. The appointed third party cannot be connected with the preparation of the HSEIA Report (or its components EIS. The HSEIA Report has been prepared by a competent consultant. those prepared after substantial facility changes and/or at routine 5-year intervals (see Section 6.HSE MANAGEMENT MANUAL OF CODES OF PRACTICE Volume 1: HSE ADMINISTRATION COP ON HEALTH. In these circumstances no IVR is required. . However. In these circumstances a competent third party must be appointed by the Group Company to prepare an IVR. this will be decided on a case-by-case basis by ADNOC/SPC EH&S Division. In principle.g.g. 2005 Page 21 Example 1: A Group Company delivers an HSEIA Report for a major project that will be built under contract. the report has been prepared in–house i. under contract with the Group Company. via other contracts pertaining to the project or consortium ownership. Example 3: The Group Company delivers an HSEIA Report for an existing facility or operation.

e. IRSHAD/PPA). within the Group Company itself. Example 2: There are ADNOC Group Companies whose assets or personnel operate for brief (or sometimes extended) periods within client Group Company boundaries e. * Note: In addressing the HSE issues concerning contractors and service providers in HSEIA Reports. site preparations and well operations.g. It is imperative that each Group Company develops an implementation plan that is agreed between all parties i. NDC would only be expected to provide an HSEIA Report if it were independently carrying out any of the activities listed in Section 2. NDC would not be expected to prepare an HSEIA Report.HSE MANAGEMENT MANUAL OF CODES OF PRACTICE Volume 1: HSE ADMINISTRATION COP ON HEALTH. . Group Companies are advised to refer to interface documents. irrespective of whether these services are performed by ADNOC Group Companies or other third parties (* see note below). the respective ADNOC Directorate and ADNOC/SPC EH&S Division. facilities and operations will require a large amount of work – by the Group Companies as well as ADNOC.g. irrespective of whether these services are performed by other ADNOC Group Companies (in a service capacity) or by other third parties (* see note below).g. ADNATCO for crude/product and NGSCO for LNG loading operations. drilling camps. Implementation of the new requirement for HSEIA Reports for existing projects. 2005 Page 22 5. Some of these contractor activities may be executed by ADNOC Group Companies that provide services. The following examples serve to illustrate: Example 1: For onshore drilling activities. SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS Document No: ADNOC-COPV1-02 Version 2 September. These must provide detail on responsibilities for HSE critical activities which cross organisation boundaries. In preparing such site specific HSEIA Reports that cover drilling activities. ADCO would utilise the information on environmental impacts. rig transport. RESPONSIBILITIES FOR PREPARING AN HSEIA REPORT Group Companies are at all times responsible for timely preparation of HSEIA Reports – which must consider all activities at the selected site – including contractor work. Example 3: Some ADNOC Group Companies provide services to the Group Companies to operate the port facilities for product export/import (e. The client Group Company HSEIA Report must consider all such interface work. This would be an ADCO responsibility and must be covered within specific ADCO site(s) HSEIA Reports(s) which must consider e. The client Group Company HSEIA Report must consider all such marine operations. The site HSEIA Report must consider all contractor work – irrespective of whether this is performed by ADNOC or other service companies. Hazard & Effects Register and HSEMS that NDC has available for each of its drilling rigs (*see note below).

ROUTING AND APPROVAL Group Companies must submit their HSEIA Reports to ADNOC for approval at least three months prior to the date by which approval is required. or to obtain formal ADNOC approval. The HSEIA routing and approval process is illustrated in the flowchart in Appendix 4. may result in the Group Company no longer being approved to operate the site. 2005 Page 23 6. SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS Document No: ADNOC-COPV1-02 Version 2 September. Note: Eventually. timely submission to the correct parties in ADNOC is important in order not to affect project plans and schedules. Especially for new projects.HSE MANAGEMENT MANUAL OF CODES OF PRACTICE Volume 1: HSE ADMINISTRATION COP ON HEALTH. HSEIA REPORT TIMING. failure to produce the HSEIA report. .

That there has been no significant build-up or extension of 3rd party facilities or operations which. environment and/or reputation) in the past 5 years that may require the Group Company to re-assess the risk profiles of the operations. if the Group Company believes that the previously submitted HSEIA Report is still an accurate reflection of existing conditions. That the original HSEMS remains in place and that the incumbent HSE procedures and systems are embedded within the organisation. are perceived to affect the Group Company risk levels. . facility or operations to the extent that these would cause significant changes to previously identified HSE impacts and/or Major Accident Hazard potential. The letter must be signed by the Group Company General Manager.e. a reply indicating acceptance. There have been no significant mishaps (i. i. Facilities performance has been such that the original performance estimates for emissions. and prior to acceptance. facilities or operations must be resubmitted to ADNOC for approval at an interval not to exceed 5 years.e. Upon receipt of the letter. manning levels and operator competence profile to the extent that originally established risk profiles remain valid. b) c) d) e) f) g) The pro-forma for such an assurance letter is provided in Appendix 5. ADNOC is committed to provide a reply to the Group Company within 3 months of receiving the resubmitted HSEIA or assurance letter. each HSEIA Report for existing sites. ADNOC withholds the right to conduct an on-site verification with ADNOC personnel and/or independent parties. Operations have been and will continue to be operated in accordance with the original operations philosophy. SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS Document No: ADNOC-COPV1-02 Version 2 September. HSEIA REPORT RESUBMISSION In principle. rationale) or subject to further on-site verification. an HSEIA must be resubmitted when major equipment modifications significantly alter the HSE impacts and/or Major Accident Hazard potential within the 5-year interval. accidents involving people. they may submit an assurance letter to ADNOC that confirms that: a) There have been no significant modifications to the site.HSE MANAGEMENT MANUAL OF CODES OF PRACTICE Volume 1: HSE ADMINISTRATION COP ON HEALTH. rejection (incl. albeit outside the Group Company boundaries. 2005 Page 24 7. Also. However. effluents and other waste are being achieved or better. Technical integrity of the facilities and their control systems remains sound. equipment.

‘Regulation for Assessment of Environmental Impacts of Installations’. ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘Code of Practice on Framework of Occupational Health Risk Management (OHRM)’. ADNOC-COPV2-01. ADNOC-COPV3-08. 14. ADNOC-COPV3-06. ADNOC-COPV1-05 ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘Code of Practice on HSE Administration Systems’. ADNOC-COPV5-01. 1. 10. 2. 6. ADNOC-COPV1-01 ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘Code of Practice on Environmental Impact Assessment’. SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS Document No: ADNOC-COPV1-02 Version 2 September. 12. ADNOC-COPV3-04. ADNOC-COPV3-01.HSE MANAGEMENT MANUAL OF CODES OF PRACTICE Volume 1: HSE ADMINISTRATION COP ON HEALTH. 2005 Page 25 8. UAE Cabinet. March 2000. 7. REFERENCES ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘Guideline on Occupational Health Risk Assessment (OHRA)’. ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘Code of Practice on OHRM – Ergonomic Factors’. ADNOC-COPV3-07. ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘Code of Practice on OHRM – Physical Agents’. ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘Code of Practice on OHRM . 2001. ADNOC Group Guideline ‘HSE Risk Management’. ADNOC-COPV3-02. 4. ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘Code of Practice on OHRM – Food Safety and Welfare’. 8. ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘Guideline on HSE Definitions & Abbreviations’. . ADNOC-COPV3-05.General’. 11. ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘Code of Practice on OHRM . ADNOC-COPV3-03. 3. ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘Code of Practice on OHRM – Chemical and Biological Agents’. 5. 9. 13. ADNOC Manual of Codes of Practice: ‘Code of Practice on Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH)’.Human Factors and Personnel Related Aspects of HSE’.

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Detailed EIS. as a minimum the full range of possible Major Accident Hazards identified in the COMAH Report (on site and off-site where necessary). Hazards & Effects Register for each of the HSE Hazards. mitigation and recovery measures. Detailed COMAH Report. Medium/Low Accident Hazards (i. Part 6.not accidental) will be managed via the HSEMS. inclusive of implementation plan for control. deliberate . inclusive of relevant risk classification (High.e. Alternatively.HSE MANAGEMENT MANUAL OF CODES OF PRACTICE Volume 1: HSE ADMINISTRATION COP ON HEALTH. definition. facility or operation inclusive of rationale how the HSEIA document should be considered e. mitigation and recovery measures. SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS Document No: ADNOC-COPV1-02 Version 2 September. when ‘de minimis’ status is concluded. Emergency response plans covering. it is recommended that a typical HSEIA Report is formatted as follows: Part 1 Part 2 Introduction to the report including objectives. the reasons for determining this status (5a). inclusive of implementation plan for control. If required. Medium. Alternatively. the reasons for determining that these are not present (6a). occupational safety. This description must provide overview information to enable an understanding of the HSE aspects of the project. 2005 Page 27 APPENDIX 1: Recommended HSEIA Report format To avoid potential duplication in its various components. methodology. plant/equipment safety and environmental) will be managed via the HSEMS. Part 7 Detailed OHRA Report. when no High Occupational Health Risks are identified. a copy of the IVR as a separate attachment. for projects Phase I.e. Low) Overview of Group demonstration how: a) b) Company or site specific HSEMS and Part 3 Part 4 Non-significant Environmental Impacts (i. etc Description of main features of the project. when no Major Accident Hazards are identified. Alternatively. the reason for determining that there are none present (7a). inclusive of implementation plan for prevention. scope of work. Medium/Low Occupational Health Risks will be managed via the HSEMS. structure. and the medical monitoring & surveillance plans as required to manage the health of personnel that will be exposed to the High Occupational Health Risks (on site and off-site where necessary). Part 8 Part 9 . control and mitigation measures. c) Part 5.g. II. III or IV. proof of independent verification i.e. facility or operation.

SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS Document No: ADNOC-COPV1-02 Version 2 September. plot plans.HSE MANAGEMENT MANUAL OF CODES OF PRACTICE Volume 1: HSE ADMINISTRATION COP ON HEALTH.g. COMAH and OHRA Reports e. anticipated or immediate inability to comply with existing Laws & Regulations and/or ADNOC standards. Conclusions and Recommendations . drawings. 2005 Page 28 Part 10 Significant issues for immediate attention e. Part 11 References and other material as required to illustrate the details in EIA.g. schematics and other material In addition to above the HSEIA Report must provide customary report components such as Executive Summary.

SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS Document No: ADNOC-COPV1-02 Version 2 September.HSE MANAGEMENT MANUAL OF CODES OF PRACTICE Volume 1: HSE ADMINISTRATION COP ON HEALTH. 2005 Page 29 APPENDIX 2: FLOWCHART FOR PRODUCTION OF HSEIA REPORT .

2005 Page 30 APPENDIX 2: Flowchart for production of HSEIA Report Note: The numbers used in this flowchart represent the numbers as used in Appendix 1. b and c) • 5 or 5a • 6 (incl. reputation and screen for risk (High. Medium. 8) or 6a • 7 or 7a • Executive Summary • Conclusions • Recommendations • References Produce EIS 5 6 7 Produce COMAH Report Produce OHRA Report Is independent verif ication required? No Present HSEIA Report to ADNOC for approval Yes Provide IVR 9 . Report Structure 1 Provide project. facility or operation description and background information 2 Provide Hazards & Effects Register Identify HSE Hazards & Effects for people. envir onment. Health Risks 4 Produce HSEIA Report consis ting of: • 1. Is the project.& off-site emergency response plans (8) • Demonstrate controls via HSEMS Identify Occupational Health Risks and screen for risk level 6a Are there significant environmental impacts? No Are there Major Accident Hazards? No Demonstrate rationale for deminimus status 4a 5a 7a Yes No Are there High OH Risks? Yes Yes Provide (for High OH Risks): • Identify High OH Risks • Demonstrate tolerable and ALARP • Provide on.& off-site medical monitoring and surveillance plans • Demonstrate controls via HSEMS Provide (for Significant Im pacts) • Definition/description • Assessment of signif icance • Define methods to eliminate or minimise impacts • Demonstrate use of BAT • Demonstrate controls via HSEMS Provide HSEMS and demonstrate controls for: • non-Significant Environmental Impacts • Medium/Low Risk Accident Hazards • Medium/Low Occ. facility or operation on list (see Section 2)? No No HSEIA Report required Yes Define HSEIA objectives. SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS Document No: ADNOC-COPV1-02 Version 2 September. 2 and 3 • 4 (a. Scope of Work. assets. Low ) Identify environmental impacts and screen impacts for signif icance 3 Identify Accident Hazards and screen for risk level Demonstrate rationale for no Major Accident Hazards Demonstrate rationale for no High OH Risks 4b 4c Provide (for Major Accident Hazards): • Identify Major Accident Hazards / Scenarios • Assess risk • Define control.HSE MANAGEMENT MANUAL OF CODES OF PRACTICE Volume 1: HSE ADMINISTRATION COP ON HEALTH. mitigation and recovery methods • Demonstrate risk is acceptable or ALARP • Provide on.

HSE MANAGEMENT MANUAL OF CODES OF PRACTICE Volume 1: HSE ADMINISTRATION COP ON HEALTH. 2005 Page 31 APPENDIX 3: RECOMMENDED CONTENTS OF INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION REPORT . SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS Document No: ADNOC-COPV1-02 Version 2 September.

• Detailed concerns/recommendations in case of observed gaps. • Conclusion on appropriateness of risk analysis methodology used.2 3. • Detailed concerns/recommendations in case of observed noncompliance. 2005 Page 32 APPENDIX 3: Recommended contents of Independent Verification Report To avoid potential duplication in its various components. key conclusions and recommendations. INTRODUCTION 2.3 2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Background. Basis of the Review • Guidelines and standards used for the verification Exclusions • Issues and documents not included in the verification Verification Personnel • Names and disciplines of personnel who conducted the verification.4 Scope of Work • Role of verifier.4 . • Detailed concerns/recommendations in case of observed gaps.2 2. 3 VERIFICATION OF HSEIA REPORT 3. thoroughness of the risk studies conducted and acceptability of overall HSE risk levels. Impact Identification and Assessment • Conclusion on completeness of quantified sources of impact. Technical Description of Project. documents reviewed. safety and environmental guidelines and standards in the HSEIA. • Detailed concerns/recommendations in case of any observed gaps in the above.HSE MANAGEMENT MANUAL OF CODES OF PRACTICE Volume 1: HSE ADMINISTRATION COP ON HEALTH. work done. 3. Baseline Data • Conclusion on completeness of baseline data used in the HSEIA. 2.3 3. • Conclusion on suitability of methods used to assess the impacts.1 Compliance with ADNOC Guidelines and Codes of Practice • Conclusion on compliance with existing health.1 2. Facility or Operations • Conclusion on completeness of description provided in the HSEIA. SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS Document No: ADNOC-COPV1-02 Version 2 September. guidelines/standards followed. it is recommended that a typical Independent Verification Report (IVR) contains the following information: 1.

. clarified or verified.5 Mitigation and Monitoring Measures • Conclusion on appropriateness of proposed (projects) or implemented (existing facilities and operations) environmental mitigation measures. SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS Document No: ADNOC-COPV1-02 Version 2 September. • Detailed concerns/recommendations in case of any observed gaps in the above.HSE MANAGEMENT MANUAL OF CODES OF PRACTICE Volume 1: HSE ADMINISTRATION COP ON HEALTH. • Detailed concerns/recommendations in case of any observed gaps in the above. use of BAT/BACT and monitoring measures. 3.6 4 OUTSTANDING ISSUES Outstanding issues that the verifier concludes must be further investigated. 2005 Page 33 3. Recommendations for future • Conclusion on appropriateness of recommendations made in the HSEIA for future project phases or facilities/operations changes. • Conclusion on appropriateness of proposed (projects) or implemented (existing facilities and operations) health and safety mitigation measures and detection arrangements (fire &gas).

SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS Document No: ADNOC-COPV1-02 Version 2 September.HSE MANAGEMENT MANUAL OF CODES OF PRACTICE Volume 1: HSE ADMINISTRATION COP ON HEALTH. 2005 Page 34 APPENDIX 4: HSEIA ROUTING & APPROVAL PROCESS .

2005 Page 35 APPENDIX 4: HSEIA routing & approval process LINE RESPONSIBILITIES • Timely preparation of project. • Maintain corporate overview of HSE issues • Maintain corporate standards for conducting HSEIAs • Liaise with Gov’t Authorities on issues arising from HSEIAs SUBMIT TO GHSEC TO REQUEST FOR APPROVAL • Confirm HSEIA is carried out as per ADNOC Codes of Practice • Confirm adequate technical review • Confirm queries adequately addressed • Approve HSEIA • Inform ADNOC CEO on corporate HSE issues Advise on acceptability ADNOC Group HSE Committee APPROVE HSEIA .HSE MANAGEMENT MANUAL OF CODES OF PRACTICE Volume 1: HSE ADMINISTRATION COP ON HEALTH. site or operation HSEIA as per ADNOC Codes of Practice ADVISORY & REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES OpCo Project. Manager Communicate on technical queries (as/when required) SUBMIT TO ADNOC TO REQUEST FOR APPROVAL • Verify HSEIA is carried as per ADNOC Codes of Practice • Verify adequate ADNOC technical review is performed • Maintain overview of HSE interfaces and clashes with other OpCos • Verify HSEIA is carried out as per ADNOC standards ADNOC Directorates Submit for technical review • Verify HSEIA covers all issues ADNOC ADNOC/SPC EH&S Div. facilities and operations OpCo Gen. Site or Operation Manager Technical advise SUBMIT TO GM TO REQUEST ADNOC APPROVAL • Verify HSEIA is carried out as per ADNOC Codes of Practice OpCo HSE Manager • Verify HSEIA covers all issues • Maintain OpCo overview of HSE issues • Liaise with ADNOC EH&SD on issues that require communication with Gov’t Authorities • Confirm ADNOC Codes of Practice are followed • Maintain overview of OpCo HSE issues • Ensure HSEIAs carried out for all relevant projects. SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS Document No: ADNOC-COPV1-02 Version 2 September.

HSE MANAGEMENT MANUAL OF CODES OF PRACTICE Volume 1: HSE ADMINISTRATION COP ON HEALTH. 2005 Page 36 APPENDIX 5: PRO-FORMA FOR ASSURANCE LETTER CONCERNING HSEIA RESUBMISSION . SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS Document No: ADNOC-COPV1-02 Version 2 September.

7. We have analysed the status quo and conclude that: Yes/No 1. There have been no significant mishaps (i. are perceived to affect the [name of site. SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS Document No: ADNOC-COPV1-02 Version 2 September. facility or operations] risk levels. 6. we conclude that the existing HSEIA Report continues to be an accurate reflection of ongoing operations. effluents and other waste are being achieved or better. albeit outside [name of Group Company] boundaries. That there has been no significant build-up or extension of 3rd party facilities or operations which.HSE MANAGEMENT MANUAL OF CODES OF PRACTICE Volume 1: HSE ADMINISTRATION COP ON HEALTH.e. manning levels and operator competence profile to the extent that originally established risk profiles remain valid. 3. equipment. 5. Technical integrity of the facilities and their control systems remains sound. 4. accidents involving people. Facilities performance has been such that the original performance estimates for emissions. Signed by……………………………………………. That the original HSEMS remains in place and that the incumbent HSE procedures and systems are embedded within the organisation. facility or operations] for the next 5 years. 2. facility or operations as used in the previously submitted HSEIA Report] The above mentioned HSEIA Report is due for re-submission to ADNOC on [date]. environment and/or reputation) in the past 5 years that may require [name of Group Company] to re-assess the risk profiles of the operations. Operations have been and will continue to be operated in accordance with the original operations philosophy. General Manager of [name of GC] . facility or operations] to the extent that these would cause significant changes to previously identified HSE impacts and/or Major Accident Hazard potential. Following above. We request your approval to continue operations of aforementioned [name of site.. 2005 Page 37 APPENDIX 5: Pro-forma for Assurance Letter concerning HSEIA resubmission From: General Manager [name of GC] To: ADNOC [name of Directorate] Director Date: [date] Copy: Manager (ADNOC/SPC EH&S Division) Subject: 5-yearly resubmission of HSEIA Report for [name of site. There have been no significant modifications to [name of site.

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