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3.—(1) In regulation 2, for paragraph (4), substitute—
“(4) In these Regulations, “offshore installation” means an installation or a structure, other than a ship, which is situated in the marine area, used for carrying on any of the following activities—
(a)the exploitation, or exploration with a view to exploitation, of mineral resources in the marine area;
(b)the exploration of any place in the marine area, with a view to the storage of gas;
(c)the conversion of any place in the marine area for the purpose of storing gas;
(d)the storage of gas in the marine area or the recovery of gas so stored;
(e)the unloading of gas at any place in the marine area;
(f)the conveyance of things by means of a pipe, or system of pipes, constructed or placed in the marine area; and
(g)the provision of accommodation for persons who work on or from an installation which is or has been maintained, or is intended to be established, for the carrying on of an activity within any of the sub-paragraphs (a) to (f) above.”
(2) After regulation 2(9), add—
“(10) In these Regulations—
(i)gas within the meaning of section 2(4) of the Energy Act 2008; or
(ii)carbon dioxide; and
(b)“marine area” means the area (together with the places above and below it) comprising the tidal waters and parts of the sea in or adjacent to Northern Ireland, up to the seaward limits of the territorial sea.
(11) References to storing gas include storing gas with a view to its permanent disposal.”
(3) In regulation 2(1), insert the following definition at the appropriate place—
““installation” includes an installation within the meaning of section 16 of the Energy Act 2008(1).”
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