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Offshore Petroleum Development (Scotland) Act 1975

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3Designated sea areas

(1)If it appears to the Secretary of State that it is desirable, for the purpose of facilitating or controlling the execution of relevant operations in any part of the sea surrounding Scotland which is within United Kingdom waters, that any of the provisions of sections 4 to 7 of this Act should apply in relation to that area, he may, after consulting such local authorities and such organisations representing the interests of fishermen as appear to him to be concerned, by an order made under this subsection, declare that part of the sea to be a designated sea area. An order made under this subsection is in this Act referred to as a " sea designation order ".

(2)A statutory instrument containing an order made under this section shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(3)Schedule 3 to this Act shall have effect as respects the making and revocation of sea designation orders.

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