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The Offshore, and Pipelines, Safety (Northern Ireland) Order 1992

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Provisions consequential on Articles 3 and 4

5.—(1) In consequence of the provision made or authorised to be made by Article 3, the following shall cease to have effect, namely—

(a)in the Petroleum and Submarine Pipe-lines Act 1975(1), section 28(2)(b) (notices with respect to unsafe works) and, so far as relating to proceedings for offences created by regulations under section 26 or 27, section 29(2) (institution of proceedings); and

(b)in the Oil and Gas (Enterprise) Act 1982(2), section 27(4) (prosecutions) so far as relating to prosecutions for offences under the Mineral Workings (Offshore Installations) Act 1971(3) or section 23 of the Petroleum Act 1987(4).

(2) Also in consequence of that provision—

(a)any incorporation in a licence of a model clause specified in Schedule 1 shall cease to have effect;

(b)any functions of the Department under a licence, or under section 2 of the Petroleum (Production) Act (Northern Ireland) 1964(5), may be exercised without regard to safety considerations; and

(c)nothing done in the exercise of any such functions shall prejudice or affect the operation of the relevant statutory provisions within the meaning of Part II of the 1978 Order or any requirements imposed under those provisions.

  • In this paragraph “licence” means a licence granted under section 2 of the Petroleum (Production) Act (Northern Ireland) 1964, whether before or after the coming into operation of this paragraph.

(3) In consequence of the provision made by Article 4, in the Gas (Northern Ireland) Order 1977(6), in Article 10(1) (safety regulations) the words “or distribution” and from “, or from” onwards shall cease to have effect.

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