Existing facility means a facility at a location in Commonwealth waters, if the facility is or has been in use, or is available for use, in that location.
Source: Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Safety) Regulations 2009 (Select Legislative Instrument 2009 No. 382 as amended), Australia, prepared on 1 January 2012. Regulations
Existing facility, as used in 30 CFR 550.303, means an OCS facility described in an Exploration Plan or a Development and Production Plan approved before June 2, 1980.
Source: Oil and Gas and Sulphur Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf, 30 CFR 250 (2013). Regulations
Existing facilities as mentioned in this Section No. 3, means facilities where the plan for development and operation of petroleum deposits (PDO) has been approved in accordance with Section 4-2 of the Petroleum Act, or where special permission has been given on the basis of plans for installation and operation of facilities for transport and exploitation of petroleum (PIO) in accordance with the Petroleum Act Section 4-3, or facilities that have been granted consent to carry out petroleum activities before these regulations entered into force.
Source: Guidelines Regarding the Facilities Regulations, Norway, updated December 2012. Regulatory Guidance
Existing facilities are facilities for which the Plan for Development and Operations (PDO) is approved, or a special permission has been granted under a PIO, cf. Sections 4-2 and 4-3 of the Petroleum Act, respectively, or facilities that have been granted consent to carry out petroleum activities. For mobile facilities, it is presumed that a facility is new when a new consent is applied for, in the same manner as according to the safety regulations that were in force until these regulations entered into force.
Source: Guidelines Regarding the Framework Regulations, Norway, updated December 2012. Regulatory Guidance