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Antarctic Minerals Act 1989

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8Appointment of inspectors

(1)The Secretary of State may appoint as inspectors to discharge such functions as may be prescribed and generally to assist him in the execution of this Act such persons appearing to him to be qualified for the purpose as he considers appropriate.

(2)The Secretary of State may make to or in respect of any inspector appointed under subsection (1) above such payments by way of remuneration or otherwise as the Secretary of State may determine with the approval of the Treasury.

(3)Regulations under section 6 above may make provision with respect to any of the following matters—

(a)powers of inspectors to obtain access to all parts of any ship, aircraft, installation or station used in connection with prospecting activities, and to inspect and take copies of any log book or other document;

(b)powers of inspectors to test equipment and, in special circumstances, to dismantle, test to destruction or take possession of any article of equipment;

(c)powers of inspectors to require, in connection with the survey or inspection of any equipment, the carrying out of procedures by such persons as may be prescribed;

(d)rights of inspectors to require, on payment of reasonable costs, conveyance to or from any ship, aircraft, installation or station used in connection with any prospecting activities, together with any equipment required by them for testing, or any equipment of which they have taken possession in special circumstances;

(e)duties to provide inspectors with reasonable accommodation and means of subsistence while on any ship, aircraft, installation or station in the exercise of their functions under this Act;

(f)powers to be exercisable by inspectors in case of immediate or apprehended danger.

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