[F123 Power of Secretary of State to grant exemptions.E+W+S+N.I.
The Secretary of State may exempt any discharge of, or of a mixture containing, oil from any of the provisions of this Act or of any regulations made thereunder, either absolutely or subject to such conditions as he thinks fit.]
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