Schedule 4Exclusive economic zone and Welsh zone: consequential amendments

Part 1Exclusive economic zone

Energy Act 2008

5(1)The Energy Act 2008 (c. 32) is amended as follows.

(2)In section 1 (exploitation of areas outside the territorial sea for gas importation and storage), for subsection (5) substitute—

(5)The area within which the rights to which this section applies are exercisable (the “Gas Importation and Storage Zone”)—

(a)is any area for the time being designated under section 41(3) of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (exclusive economic zone), but

(b)if Her Majesty by Order in Council declares that the Gas Importation and Storage Zone extends to such other area as may be specified in the Order, is the area resulting from the Order..

(3)In section 35 (interpretation of Chapter 3), in subsection (1), for the definition of “Gas Importation and Storage Zone” substitute—