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Energy Act 2016

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PART 6Final Provisions

82Regulations

(1)A power to make regulations under this Act is exercisable by statutory instrument.

(2)A power to make regulations under this Act includes power—

(a)to make different provision for different purposes (including areas);

(b)to make provision generally or in relation to specific cases.

(3)A power to make regulations under this Act (except the power conferred by section 84) includes power to make incidental, consequential, supplemental, transitional or transitory provision or savings.

(4)A statutory instrument containing—

(a)regulations under section 2 which amend or repeal any Act or provision of an Act,

(b)regulations under section 45(7),

(c)regulations under section 63(6) or,

(d)regulations under section 66(1),

may not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.

(5)A statutory instrument containing any other regulations under this Act is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(6)Subsection (5) does not apply to a statutory instrument containing regulations under section 84.

83Regulations and orders: disapplication of requirements to consult the OGA

(1)This section applies where the Secretary of State is required by this Act, the Petroleum Act 1998 or the Energy Act 2008 to consult the OGA before exercising a power to make regulations or an order.

(2)The requirement does not apply in relation to the first exercise of the power in the period of one year beginning with the date on which section 1 comes into force.

84Commencement

(1)Sections 79 to 81 and this Part come into force on the day on which this Act is passed.

(2)Part 4 comes into force two months after the day on which this Act is passed.

(3)The remaining provisions of this Act come into force on such day or days as the Secretary of State may by regulations appoint.

(4)Regulations under subsection (3) may include transitional or transitory provision or savings.

85Short title and extent

(1)This Act may be cited as the Energy Act 2016.

(2)An amendment (other than an amendment of Part 1A of the Petroleum Act 1998) or repeal made by this Act has the same extent as the provision to which it relates.

(3)Subject to subsection (2), this Act extends to the whole of the United Kingdom.

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