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Energy Act 2008

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Food and Environment Protection Act 1985 (c. 48)

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2In section 7A (regulation of deposits made in the sea: exclusion of certain oil and gas activities)—

(a)the existing provision becomes subsection (1), and

(b)after that subsection insert—

(2)Nothing in this Part of this Act applies to anything done in the course of carrying on an activity for which a licence under section 4 or 18 of the Energy Act 2008 is required (gas unloading, storage and recovery, and carbon dioxide storage).

(3)For this purpose, activities are to be regarded as activities for which such a licence is required if, by virtue of such a licence, they are activities which may be carried on only with the consent of the Secretary of State or another person.

(4)Subsection (2) does not apply in relation to anything done in the course of carrying out an activity for which a licence under section 4 of the Energy Act 2008 is required in, under or over—

(a)the territorial sea adjacent to Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, or

(b)waters in a Gas Importation and Storage Zone which are United Kingdom controlled waters adjacent to Scotland.

(5)Subsection (2) does not apply in relation to anything done in, under or over the territorial sea adjacent to Wales or Northern Ireland in the course of carrying on an activity for which a licence under section 18 of the Energy Act 2008 is required.

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