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The Sulphur Content of Liquid Fuels (Scotland) Regulations 2000

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Sampling and analysis

5.—(1) The Scottish Ministers shall take all necessary measures to ensure that sampling is carried out of heavy fuel oil and gas oil used in Scotland to check that the use of the fuel complies with regulations 3(1) and 4(1) and (2) above.

(2) Sampling under paragraph (1) above shall begin–

(a)for the purpose of checking for compliance with regulation 3(1) above, by 1st July 2003;

(b)for the purpose of checking for compliance with regulation 4(1) above, by 1st January 2001; and

(c)for the purpose of checking for compliance with regulation 4(2) above, by 1st July 2008.

(3) Sampling under paragraph (1) above shall be carried out with sufficient frequency and in such a way that the samples are representative of the fuel examined.

(4) Schedule 2 to these Regulations shall apply for the purpose of determining the sulphur content of fuel sampled under paragraph (1) above.

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