- Latest available (Revised)
- Original (As enacted)
Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999, Section 3 is up to date with all changes known to be in force on or before 22 May 2016. There are changes that may be brought into force at a future date. Changes that have been made appear in the content and are referenced with annotations.
Revised legislation carried on this site may not be fully up to date. Changes and effects are recorded by our editorial team in lists which can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area. Where those effects have yet to be applied to the text of the legislation by the editorial team they are also listed alongside the legislation in the affected provisions. Use the ‘more’ link to open the changes and effects relevant to the provision you are viewing.
(1)The Secretary of State may, in relation to offshore installations, by regulations make provision which, subject to any modifications that he considers appropriate, corresponds or is similar to any provision made by, or capable of being made under, sections 137 to 140 of the M1Merchant Shipping Act 1995 (powers to prevent and reduce pollution, and the risk of pollution, by oil or other substances following an accident) in relation to ships.
(2)In this section—
“offshore installation” means any structure or other thing (but not a ship) in or under—
United Kingdom territorial waters, or
any waters mentioned in section 7(9)(b) or (c),
which is used for the purposes of, or in connection with, the exploration, development or production of petroleum;
“petroleum” has the meaning given by section 1 of the M2Petroleum Act 1998;
“ship” has the same meaning as in the Merchant Shipping Act 1995.
(3)Regulations under this section may—
(a)contain such consequential, incidental, supplementary, transitional or saving provisions as the Secretary of State considers appropriate; and
(b)make different provision for different cases, including different provision in relation to different persons, circumstances, areas or localities.
(4)Before making any regulations under this section, the Secretary of State shall consult—
(a)the Environment Agency[F1, the Natural Resources Body for Wales], the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland;
(b)such bodies or persons appearing to him to be representative of the interests of owners or operators of offshore installations as he may consider appropriate; and
(c)such other bodies or persons as he may consider appropriate.
(5)The power to make regulations under this section shall be exercised by statutory instrument.
(6)No regulations shall be made under this section (whether alone or with other regulations) unless a draft of the statutory instrument containing the regulations has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.
Annotations are used to give authority for changes and other effects on the legislation you are viewing and to convey editorial information. They appear at the foot of the relevant provision or under the associated heading. Annotations are categorised by annotation type, such as F-notes for textual amendments and I-notes for commencement information (a full list can be found in the Editorial Practice Guide). Each annotation is identified by a sequential reference number. For F-notes, M-notes and X-notes, the number also appears in bold superscript at the relevant location in the text. All annotations contain links to the affecting legislation.
Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.
Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.
Geographical Extent: Indicates the geographical area that this provision applies to. For further information see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’.
Show Timeline of Changes: See how this legislation has or could change over time. Turning this feature on will show extra navigation options to go to these specific points in time. Return to the latest available version by using the controls above in the What Version box.
Text created by the government department responsible for the subject matter of the Act to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Public Acts except Appropriation, Consolidated Fund, Finance and Consolidation Acts.
Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:
Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:
Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including: