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Submarine pipelines: safety regulations etc.E+W+S+N.I.

9Any reference in—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)section 20 to Part III of this Act; or

(b)section 22 or 23 to regulations made under Part III of this Act,

includes a reference to regulations made under section 26 of the Petroleum and Submarine Pipe-lines Act 1975 which are in force immediately before the commencement of this Act.

10Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph 2, the repeal of Part III of the Petroleum and Submarine Pipe-lines Act 1975 shall not affect any instrument to the extent that, immediately before the commencement of this Act, it applies section 26 of the Petroleum and Submarine Pipe-lines Act 1975.E+W+S+N.I.

11(1)The substitution by this Act of paragraph (b) of section 1(3) of the Offshore Safety Act 1992 and the repeal by this Act of the reference in paragraph (c) of that provision to section 11(2)(a) of the Petroleum Act 1987 so far as relating to safety requirements shall not affect the power conferred by section 1(2)(b) of that Act of 1992.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)The substitution by this Act of paragraph (b) of Article 3(3) of the Offshore, and Pipelines, Safety (Northern Ireland) Order 1992 and the repeal by this Act of the reference in paragraph (c) of that provision to section 11(2)(a) of the Petroleum Act 1987 so far as relating to safety requirements shall not affect the power conferred by Article 3(2)(b) of that Order.

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