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Offshore Petroleum Development (Scotland) Act 1975

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6Regulations for protection and control of operations in designated sea areas

(1)The Secretary of State may make regulations with respect to designated sea areas, and such regulations may include provisions with respect to—

(a)the regulation and protection of relevant operations and other works executed in a designated sea area in accordance with a licence granted under section 4 of this Act;

(b)the prohibition or restriction of entry into or into any part of any such area, and the control and protection of navigation there;

(c)the organisation or control of pilotage in any such area ;

(d)the protection of fishing in any such area ;

(e)the safety of persons in any such area ;

(f)the prevention of pollution and nuisance in any such area;

(g)the levying by the Secretary of State of charges on vessels, platforms and other installations located in 01 entering or leaving any such area ;

(h)enabling the Secretary of State to regulate, for the purposes of this subsection, the activities of any persons and the movement of any vehicles or vessels in any such area;

and such regulations may apply to one or more designated sea areas and may make different provision in respect of different designated sea areas or parts thereof.

(2)Before making, varying or revoking regulations under this section, the Secretary of State shall consult any harbour authority and, where appropriate, any pilotage authority, whose area includes any part of a designated sea area to which the regulations relate.

(3)Regulations made under this section shall supersede any inconsistent provision in any local enactment or in any byelaw or licence made or granted (whether before or after the making of the regulations) by a local authority, harbour authority or other public authority.

(4)Any person who contravenes any regulation made under this section shall be guilty of an offence, and shall be liable—

(a)on conviction on indictment, to a fine;

(b)on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding £5,000.

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