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33(1)The Offshore Safety Act 1992 shall be amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.
(2)In section 1 (application of Part I of Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 for offshore purposes)—
(a)in subsection (3), for paragraph (b) there shall be substituted—
“(b)sections 20 and 25 of the Petroleum Act 1998;”,and in paragraph (c) the words from “section” to “requirements and”shall be omitted;
(b)in subsection (4), for the definitions of “pipe-line” and “pipe-line works” there shall be substituted—
““pipe-line” means, subject to subsection (4A), a controlled pipeline within the meaning of Part III of the Petroleum Act 1998; and
“pipe-line works” means works of any of the following kinds, namely—
(a)assembling or placing a pipe-line or length of pipe-line;
(b)inspecting, testing, maintaining, adjusting, repairing, altering or renewing a pipe-line or length of pipe-line;
(c)changing the position of or dismantling or removing a pipe-line or length of pipe-line;
(d)opening the bed of the sea for the purposes of works mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (c), tunnelling or boring for those purposes and other works needed for or incidental to those purposes;
(e)works for the purpose of determining whether a place is suitable as part of the site of a proposed pipe-line and the carrying out of surveying operations for the purpose of settling the route of a proposed pipe-line.”;
(c)after subsection (4) there shall be inserted—
“(4A)In this section “pipe-line” does not include—
(a)any pipe-line so far as it forms part of the equipment of a vessel or vehicle; or
(b)any apparatus and works associated with a pipe or system of pipes and prescribed for the purpose of this paragraph by regulations made by the Secretary of State.
(4B)A statutory instrument containing regulations made by virtue of subsection (4A) shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament; and section 25 of the Petroleum Act 1998 shall apply in relation to any such regulations as it applies in relation to regulations under section 20 of that Act.”; and
(d)in subsection (5), paragraph (b) and, in paragraph (c), the words “16(1) or” shall be omitted and at the end of paragraph (c) there shall be inserted— “; or
(d)section 14(2) or 45 of the Petroleum Act 1998,”.
(3)In section 3 (consequential provisions), in subsections (2)(b) and (4) for “section 2 of the Petroleum (Production) Act 1934” there shall be substituted “ section 3 of the Petroleum Act 1998 ”.
(4)In section 5 (directions for preserving security of petroleum and petroleum products), in the definition of “petroleum” in subsection (7), for “the Petroleum (Production) Act 1934” there shall be substituted “ Part I of the Petroleum Act 1998 ”.
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