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Energy Act 2008

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Abandonment of offshore installations

30Abandonment of installations

(1)Part 4 of the Petroleum Act 1998 (c. 17) (“the 1998 Act”) applies in relation to a carbon storage installation as it applies in relation to an offshore installation within the meaning given by section 44 of the 1998 Act, subject to subsections (2) and (4).

(2)In relation to a carbon storage installation established or maintained at a controlled place under a licence granted by the Scottish Ministers—

(a)the functions conferred on the Secretary of State by Part 4 of the 1998 Act are exercisable by the Scottish Ministers rather than the Secretary of State (and, accordingly, the reference in section 39(6) of the 1998 Act to either House of Parliament is to be read as a reference to the Scottish Parliament), and

(b)the Scottish Ministers may make regulations providing that that Part applies with such other modifications as may be specified in the regulations.

(3)For the purposes of subsection (2), orders under section 33(1) are to be disregarded and installations used for a purpose ancillary to getting petroleum (within the meaning of section 1 of the 1998 Act) are not to be treated as carbon storage installations.

(4)In relation to any other carbon storage installation, the Secretary of State may make regulations providing that Part 4 of the 1998 Act applies in relation to such an installation with such modifications as may be specified in the regulations.

(5)In this section, “carbon storage installation” means an installation established or maintained for the purposes of an activity mentioned in section 17(2)(a), (b) or (c).

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