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31 Regulations about sulphur content of oil fuel for furnaces or engines.E+W

(1)For the purpose of limiting or reducing air pollution, the Secretary of State may by regulations impose limits on the sulphur content of oil fuel which is used in furnaces or engines.

(2)It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State, before he makes any regulations in pursuance of this section, to consult—

(a)such persons appearing to him to represent producers and users of oil fuel;

(b)such persons appearing to him to represent manufacturers and users of plant and equipment for which oil fuel is used; and

(c)such persons appearing to him to be conversant with problems of air pollution,

as he considers appropriate.

(3)Regulations under this section may—

(a)prescribe the kinds of oil fuel, and the kinds of furnaces and engines, to which the regulations are to apply;

(b)apply standards, specifications, descriptions or tests laid down in documents not forming part of the regulations; and

(c)without prejudice to the generality of section 63(1)(a), make different provision for different areas.

(4)It shall be the duty—

(a)of every local authority to enforce the provisions of regulations under this section within its area, except in relation to a furnace which is

[F1(i)]part of a process subject to Part I of the M1Environmental Protection Act 1990 [F1, or

(ii)part of an installation subject to regulation by the Environment Agency under regulations made under section 2 of the Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999]; and

(b)of the inspectors appointed under that Part to enforce those provisions in relation to [F2furnaces within sub-paragraph (i) of paragraph (a) above and of the Environment Agency to enforce those provisions in relation to furnaces within sub-paragraph (ii) of that paragraph];

but nothing in this section shall be taken to authorise a local authority in Scotland to institute proceedings for any offence.

(5)In this section “oil fuel” means any liquid petroleum product produced in a refinery.

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E1This version of this provision extends to England and Wales only; a separate version has been created for Scotland only

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F1Words in s. 31(4)(a) renumbered as s. 31(4)(a)(i) and s. 31(4)(a)(ii) and word inserted (1.8.2000) by S.I. 2000/1973, reg. 39, Sch. 10 para. 11(a)

F2Words in s. 31(4)(b) substituted (1.8.2000) by S.I 2000/1973, reg. 39, Sch. 10 para. 11(b)

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31 Regulations about sulphur content of oil fuel for furnaces or engines.S

(1)For the purpose of limiting or reducing air pollution, the Secretary of State may by regulations impose limits on the sulphur content of oil fuel which is used in furnaces or engines.

(2)It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State, before he makes any regulations in pursuance of this section, to consult—

(a)such persons appearing to him to represent producers and users of oil fuel;

(b)such persons appearing to him to represent manufacturers and users of plant and equipment for which oil fuel is used; and

(c)such persons appearing to him to be conversant with problems of air pollution,

as he considers appropriate.

(3)Regulations under this section may—

(a)prescribe the kinds of oil fuel, and the kinds of furnaces and engines, to which the regulations are to apply;

(b)apply standards, specifications, descriptions or tests laid down in documents not forming part of the regulations; and

(c)without prejudice to the generality of section 63(1)(a), make different provision for different areas.

(4)It shall be the duty—

(a)of every local authority to enforce the provisions of regulations under this section within its area, except in relation to a furnace which is

[F3(i)]part of a process subject to Part I of the M2Environmental Protection Act 1990 [F3or

(ii)part of an installation subject to regulation by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency under regulations made under the Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999]; and

(b)of the inspectors appointed under that Part to enforce those provisions in relation to [F4furnaces within sub-paragraph (i) of paragraph (a) above and of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency to enforce those provisions in relation to furnaces within sub-paragraph (ii) of that paragraph];

but nothing in this section shall be taken to authorise a local authority in Scotland to institute proceedings for any offence.

(5)In this section “oil fuel” means any liquid petroleum product produced in a refinery.

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E2This version of this provision extends to Scotland only; a separate version has been created for England and Wales only

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F3Words in s. 31(4)(a) renumbered as s. 31(4)(a)(i) and s. 31(4)(a)(ii) and word inserted (S.) (28.9.2000) by S.S.I. 2000/323, reg. 36, Sch. 10 para. 4(2)(a)

F4Words in s. 31(4)(b) substituted (S.) (28.9.2000) by S.S.I. 2000/323, reg. 36, SCh. 10 para. 4(2)(b)

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