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SCHEDULE 1E+W+S+N.I.TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS TO THE OGA

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PART 1 E+W+S+N.I.Primary legislation

Energy Act 1976E+W+S+N.I.

1The Energy Act 1976 is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

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I1Sch. 1 para. 1 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

2(1)Section 12 (disposal of gas by flaring, etc) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)After subsection (2) insert—

(2A)Disposal of gas by flaring, or by releasing it unignited into the atmosphere, does not require consent under this section if consent—

(a)is required under section 12A (disposal of gas by flaring etc: OGA's functions), or

(b)would be required under that section but for subsection (3) of that section.

(3)At the end of the heading insert “ : Secretary of State's functions ”.

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I2Sch. 1 para. 2 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

3After section 12 insert—E+W+S+N.I.

12ADisposal of gas by flaring, etc: OGA's functions

(1)The OGA's consent is required for natural gas to be disposed of (whether at source or elsewhere)—

(a)by flaring, or by releasing it unignited into the atmosphere, from anything that for the purposes of section 82(1) of the Energy Act 2011 is a relevant oil processing facility or a relevant gas processing facility, or

(b)by releasing it unignited into the atmosphere in connection with activities carried out under a licence granted under—

(i)section 3 of the Petroleum Act 1998, or

(ii)section 2 of the Petroleum (Production) Act 1934.

(2)This section applies to all natural gas of the United Kingdom, whether obtained there or in territorial waters, or in areas designated under the Continental Shelf Act 1964, except gas conveyed through pipes to premises by a gas transporter within the meaning of Part 1 of the Gas Act 1986.

(3)Disposal of gas does not require consent under this section if—

(a)it is necessary in order to reduce or avoid the risk of injury to any person,

(b)the risk could not reasonably have been foreseen in time to reduce or avoid it otherwise than by means of the disposal, and

(c)it was not reasonably practicable to obtain consent under this section in the time available.

(4)A person who disposes of gas in cases where the consent of the OGA would have been required but for subsection (3) must inform the OGA of that disposal as soon as practicable after the disposal takes place.

(5)The OGA's consent under this section—

(a)may be given only by reference to particular cases, and

(b)may be made subject to conditions which may, in particular, be framed by reference to the description or origin of the gas, or the quantities to be disposed of.

12BSanctions for failure to comply with section 12A

(1)The requirements imposed by subsections (1) and (4) of section 12A are to be treated for the purposes of Chapter 5 of Part 2 of the Energy Act 2016 (power of the OGA to impose sanctions) as petroleum-related requirements.

(2)But the OGA may not give an enforcement notice, a revocation notice or an operator removal notice under that Chapter by virtue of this section.

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I3Sch. 1 para. 3 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

4(1)Section 18 (administration, enforcement and offences) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In subsection (2)(a), for “9 and 12” substitute “ 9, 12 and 12A ”.

(3)In subsection (3)—

(a)in paragraph (a), for “9 or 12” substitute “ 9, 12 or 12A ”, and

(b)in paragraph (b), after “Secretary of State” insert “ or the OGA ”.

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I4Sch. 1 para. 4 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

5In section 21 (interpretation), after the definition of “natural gas” insert—E+W+S+N.I.

the OGA” means the Oil and Gas Authority;.

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I5Sch. 1 para. 5 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

Petroleum Act 1998E+W+S+N.I.

6The Petroleum Act 1998 is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

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I6Sch. 1 para. 6 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

7In section 9A(2) (principal objective and the strategy), for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”.E+W+S+N.I.

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I7Sch. 1 para. 7 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

8In section 9B (exercise of certain functions)—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)for “Secretary of State” (including in the heading) substitute “ OGA ”,

(b)in paragraph (b), omit the words from “to the extent” to the end, and

(c)after paragraph (c) insert—

(ca)exercising functions under Part 2 of the Energy Act 2016,.

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I8Sch. 1 para. 8 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

9After section 9B insert—E+W+S+N.I.

9BAExercise of certain functions of the Secretary of State

(1)The Secretary of State must act in accordance with the current strategy or strategies when exercising the functions mentioned in subsection (2).

(2)Those functions are functions under Part 4 to the extent that they concern reduction of the costs of abandonment of offshore installations and submarine pipelines (including the reduction of such costs by means of the timing of measures proposed in abandonment programmes and by the inclusion in such programmes of provision for collaboration with other persons).

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I9Sch. 1 para. 9 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

10Omit section 9D.E+W+S+N.I.

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I10Sch. 1 para. 10 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

11(1)Section 9E (security and resilience functions) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In subsection (1), for “Secretary of State's” substitute “OGA's”.

(3)In subsection (2), for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”.

(4)In the heading, for “Secretary of State's” substitute “OGA's”.

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I11Sch. 1 para. 11 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

12(1)Section 9F (producing and revising a strategy) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)Omit subsection (1).

(3)For subsection (2) substitute—

(2)After the first strategy has been produced, the OGA may—

(a)produce a new strategy, or

(b)revise a current strategy,

whenever the OGA thinks appropriate.

(4)In subsection (3), for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”.

(5)Omit subsection (4).

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I12Sch. 1 para. 12 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

13(1)Section 9G (procedure for producing and revising a strategy) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In subsection (1)—

(a)omit paragraph (a), and

(b)for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”.

(3)In subsection (2), for “Secretary of State” (in both places) substitute “ OGA ”.

(4)For subsection (3) substitute—

(3)If, after complying with that duty, the OGA decides to proceed with the draft (in its original form or with modifications), the OGA must send the draft to the Secretary of State.

(3A)The Secretary of State must either—

(a)lay a copy of the draft before each House of Parliament, or

(b)return the draft to the OGA and publish the Secretary of State's reasons for doing so.

(3B)The Secretary of State may return the draft to the OGA only if the Secretary of State thinks that—

(a)the OGA has failed to comply with subsection (2), or

(b)the strategy will not enable the principal objective to be met.

(5)In subsection (4), for “The Secretary of State” substitute “ Where a copy of the draft has been laid in accordance with subsection (3A)(a), the OGA ”.

(6)In subsection (5), for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”.

(7)In subsection (6), for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”.

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I13Sch. 1 para. 13 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

14In section 14(1) (construction and use of pipelines), for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”.E+W+S+N.I.

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I14Sch. 1 para. 14 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

15In section 15 (authorisations), for “Secretary of State” (in each place) substitute “ OGA ”.E+W+S+N.I.

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I15Sch. 1 para. 15 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

16In section 16 (compulsory modifications of pipelines), for “Secretary of State” (in each place) substitute “ OGA ”.E+W+S+N.I.

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I16Sch. 1 para. 16 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

17(1)Section 17 (acquisition of rights to use pipelines) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In subsection (1), for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”.

(3)In subsection (2)—

(a)for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”, and

(b)for “he” substitute “ it ”.

(4)In subsection (3)—

(a)for “Secretary of State” (in both places) substitute “ OGA ”, and

(b)for “he” substitute “ it ”.

(5)In subsection (5), for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”.

(6)In subsection (7), for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”.

(7)In subsection (8)—

(a)for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”, and

(b)for “he” substitute “ it ”.

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I17Sch. 1 para. 17 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

18(1)Section 17F (acquisition of rights to use controlled petroleum pipelines) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In subsection (2), for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”.

(3)In subsection (5), for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”.

(4)In subsection (6)—

(a)for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”, and

(b)for “he” substitute “ it ”.

(5)In subsection (7)—

(a)for “Secretary of State” (in each place) substitute “ OGA ”, and

(b)for “he” substitute “ it ”.

(6)In subsection (8), for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”.

(7)In subsection (9)—

(a)for “Secretary of State” (in both places) substitute “ OGA ”, and

(b)for “he” substitute “ it ”.

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I18Sch. 1 para. 18 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

19(1)Section 17G (section 17F: supplemental) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In subsection (1)—

(a)for “Secretary of State” (in both places) substitute “ OGA ”, and

(b)for “himself” substitute “ itself ”.

(3)In subsection (2)—

(a)for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”, and

(b)for “him” substitute “ it ”.

(4)In subsection (4)—

(a)for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”,

(b)for “he” substitute “ it ”, and

(c)for “him” substitute “ it ”.

(5)In subsection (6), for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”.

(6)In subsection (7)—

(a)for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”, and

(b)for “he” substitute “ it ”.

(7)In subsection (8), for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”.

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I19Sch. 1 para. 19 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

20(1)Section 17GA (controlled petroleum pipeline subject to Norwegian access system) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In subsection (2), for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”.

(3)In subsection (5)—

(a)for “Secretary of State” (in both places) substitute “ OGA ”, and

(b)in paragraph (a), for “he” substitute “ it ”.

(4)In subsection (6), for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”.

(5)In subsection (7), for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”.

(6)In subsection (8), for “he is obliged to do so under the Framework Agreement, the Secretary of State shall make his” substitute “ the Framework Agreement so requires, the OGA shall make its ”.

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I20Sch. 1 para. 20 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

21(1)Section 17GB (section 17GA: supplemental) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In subsection (1)—

(a)for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”, and

(b)for “him” substitute “ it ”.

(3)In subsection (2)—

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(b)for “he is required to do so” substitute “ the disclosure is required ”, and

(c)omit “on him”.

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I21Sch. 1 para. 21 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

22(1)Section 18 (termination of authorisations) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In subsection (1)(b), for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”.

(3)In subsection (2)—

(a)for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”, and

(b)for “he” substitute “ it ”.

(4)In subsection (3)(b), for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”.

(5)In subsection (4)—

(a)for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”, and

(b)for “he” substitute “ it ”.

(6)In subsection (5)—

(a)for “Secretary of State” (in both places) substitute “ OGA ”, and

(b)for “he” (in each place) substitute “ it ”.

(7)In subsection (6), for “Secretary of State” (in both places) substitute “ OGA ”.

(8)In subsection (7)—

(a)for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”, and

(b)for “him” substitute “ it ”.

(9)In subsection (8), for “Secretary of State” (in both places) substitute “ OGA ”.

(10)In subsection (9)—

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I22Sch. 1 para. 22 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

23(1)Section 19 (vesting of pipelines on termination or subsequent issue of authorisations) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In subsection (1), for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”.

(3)In subsection (2)—

(a)for “Secretary of State” (in each place) substitute “ OGA ”, and

(b)for “he” substitute “ the OGA ”.

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I23Sch. 1 para. 23 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

24(1)Section 20 (inspectors etc) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)For subsection (1) substitute—

(1)The OGA may appoint, as inspectors to assist it in the execution of this Part of this Act, such number of persons appearing to it to be qualified for the purpose as it considers appropriate from time to time.

(3)In subsection (2)(a)(ii), for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”.

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I24Sch. 1 para. 24 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

25(1)Section 21 (enforcement) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In subsection (1)(c), for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”.

(3)In subsection (2), for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”.

(4)In subsection (3), for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”.

(5)In subsection (4)—

(a)for “Secretary of State” (in both places) substitute “ OGA ”, and

(b)for “he” substitute “ it ”.

(6)In subsection (5), for “Secretary of State” (in each place) substitute “ OGA ”.

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I25Sch. 1 para. 25 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

26In section 25 (orders and regulations), for subsection (1) substitute—E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Before making any order or regulations under this Part of this Act, the Secretary of State must consult—

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(b)in the case of regulations, such organisations in the United Kingdom as the Secretary of State considers are representative of persons who will be affected by the regulations.

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I26Sch. 1 para. 26 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

27In section 28(1) (interpretation of Part 3), for the definition of “heard” substitute—E+W+S+N.I.

heard” means—

(a)in relation to section 27, heard on behalf of the Secretary of State by a person appointed by the Secretary of State for the purpose, and

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I27Sch. 1 para. 27 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

28In section 45A (abandoned wells), for “Secretary of State” (in each place) substitute “ OGA ”.E+W+S+N.I.

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I28Sch. 1 para. 28 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

29In section 46(1) (Northern Ireland and Isle of Man shares of petroleum revenue), for “Secretary of State” (in each place) substitute “ OGA ”.E+W+S+N.I.

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I29Sch. 1 para. 29 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

30(1)Section 47A (factors to take into account) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In subsection (1)—

(a)for “Secretary of State” (in both places) substitute “ OGA ”, and

(b)for “him” substitute “ it ”.

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I30Sch. 1 para. 30 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

31In section 48 (interpretation), after subsection (1) insert—E+W+S+N.I.

(1A)In this Act “the OGA” means the Oil and Gas Authority.

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I31Sch. 1 para. 31 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

32(1)Schedule 2 (authorisations) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)Omit paragraph 1(2).

(3)In paragraph 2—

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(b)in paragraph (b), for “his” substitute “ its ”.

(4)In paragraph 3—

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I32Sch. 1 para. 32 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

33(1)Paragraph 4 is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In sub-paragraph (1)—

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(b)for “his” substitute “ its ”, and

(c)for “him” substitute “ it ”.

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(b)for “his” substitute “ its ”.

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I33Sch. 1 para. 33 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

34(1)Paragraph 5 is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In sub-paragraph (1)—

(a)for “Secretary of State” (in both places) substitute “ OGA ”,

(b)for “his opinion he” substitute “ its opinion it ”, and

(c)for “he thinks” substitute “ it thinks ”.

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I34Sch. 1 para. 34 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

35In paragraph 6, for “Secretary of State” (in both places) substitute “ OGA ”.E+W+S+N.I.

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I35Sch. 1 para. 35 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

36In paragraph 7—E+W+S+N.I.

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(b)for “he” substitute “ it ”.

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I36Sch. 1 para. 36 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

37(1)Paragraph 8 is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In sub-paragraph (1)—

(a)for “Secretary of State” (in both places) substitute “ OGA ”, and

(b)for “he” substitute “ it ”.

(3)In sub-paragraph (2)—

(a)for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”,

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I37Sch. 1 para. 37 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

38(1)Paragraph 9 is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In sub-paragraph (1), for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”.

(3)In sub-paragraph (2), for “Secretary of State” (in each place) substitute “ OGA ”.

(4)For sub-paragraph (3) substitute—

(3)The OGA shall publish a copy of the notice in such manner as it considers appropriate.

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I38Sch. 1 para. 38 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

39In paragraph 10—E+W+S+N.I.

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I39Sch. 1 para. 39 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

Energy Act 2004E+W+S+N.I.

40(1)Section 188 of the Energy Act 2004 (power to impose charges to fund energy functions) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In subsection (7), omit paragraphs (b), (h), (m) and (n).

(3)In subsection (8), omit paragraphs (da), (db) and (f).

(4)In subsection (12), in the substituted subsection (7A)(b), for “ mentioned in subsection (8)(db) ” (in both places) substitute “ for which a licence under Chapter 3 of Part 1 of the Energy Act 2008 is required ”.

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I40Sch. 1 para. 40 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

Energy Act 2008E+W+S+N.I.

41The Energy Act 2008 is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

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I41Sch. 1 para. 41 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

42In section 4(1) (licences), for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”.E+W+S+N.I.

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I42Sch. 1 para. 42 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

43(1)Section 5 (applications) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)The existing provision becomes subsection (1).

(3)In that subsection, omit paragraph (e).

(4)After that subsection insert—

(2)Before making any regulations under this section, the Secretary of State must consult the OGA.

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I43Sch. 1 para. 43 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

44In section 6 (terms and conditions), for “Secretary of State” (in each place) substitute “ OGA ”.E+W+S+N.I.

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I44Sch. 1 para. 44 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

45(1)Section 7 (model clauses) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In subsection (3), for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”.

(3)After that subsection insert—

(4)Before making any regulations under this section, the Secretary of State must consult the OGA.

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I45Sch. 1 para. 45 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

46(1)Section 9 (offences relating to licences) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In subsection (1)(a), for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”.

(3)In subsection (3)(b), for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”.

(4)In subsection (4)(b), for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”.

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I46Sch. 1 para. 46 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

47In section 10 (power of direction), for “Secretary of State” (in each place, including in the heading) substitute “ OGA ”.E+W+S+N.I.

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I47Sch. 1 para. 47 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

48In section 12 (injunctions restraining breaches of section 2(1)), for “Secretary of State” (in each place) substitute “ OGA ”.E+W+S+N.I.

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I48Sch. 1 para. 48 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

49(1)Section 13 (inspectors) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In subsection (1), for “Secretary of State” (in both places) substitute “ OGA ”.

(3)Omit subsection (2).

(4)In subsection (3)(b), for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”.

(5)After subsection (5) insert—

(6)Before making any regulations under this section, the Secretary of State must consult the OGA.

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I49Sch. 1 para. 49 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

50In section 14(5) (proceedings for offence created by regulations under section 13), omit paragraph (b) and the word “and” immediately before it.E+W+S+N.I.

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I50Sch. 1 para. 50 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

51In section 15 (interaction with petroleum licensing requirements), for “Secretary of State” (in each place) substitute “ OGA ”.E+W+S+N.I.

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I51Sch. 1 para. 51 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

52In section 16 (interpretation), at the end insert—E+W+S+N.I.

the OGA” means the Oil and Gas Authority.

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I52Sch. 1 para. 52 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

53In section 18(2) (licences: the licensing authority), for “Secretary of State” (in each place) substitute “ OGA ”.E+W+S+N.I.

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I53Sch. 1 para. 53 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

54In section 19 (requirements relating to grant of licences), after subsection (2) insert—E+W+S+N.I.

(2A)Where the licensing authority is the OGA—

(a)regulations under subsection (1) are to be made by the Secretary of State (and not by the OGA),

(b)the Secretary of State must consult the OGA before making the regulations, and

(c)subsection (2)(d) does not apply.

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I54Sch. 1 para. 54 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

55In section 21 (content of licences: regulations), after subsection (2) insert—E+W+S+N.I.

(2A)Where the licensing authority is the OGA—

(a)regulations under subsection (1) are to be made by the Secretary of State (and not by the OGA), and

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I55Sch. 1 para. 55 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

56In section 26 (injunctions restraining breaches of section 17(1)), for “Secretary of State” (in each place) substitute “ OGA ”.E+W+S+N.I.

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I56Sch. 1 para. 56 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

57(1)Section 27 (inspectors) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)For subsections (1) and (2) substitute—

(1)The following may appoint persons to act as inspectors to assist in carrying out their respective functions under this Chapter—

(a)the OGA,

(b)the Scottish Ministers,

(c)the Welsh Ministers, and

(d)the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment in Northern Ireland.

(2)The following may make payments, by way of remuneration or otherwise, to inspectors appointed by them under this section—

(a)the Scottish Ministers,

(b)the Welsh Ministers, and

(c)the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment in Northern Ireland.

(3)In subsection (3)(b), for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”.

(4)In subsection (6)—

(a)for “This section applies” substitute “ Subsections (3) to (5) apply ”,

(b)for “it applies” substitute “ they apply ”, and

(c)at the end insert “ (reading the reference to the OGA in subsection (3)(b) as a reference to the Secretary of State) ”.

(5)Omit subsection (7).

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I57Sch. 1 para. 57 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

58In section 28(5) (proceedings for offence created by regulations under section 27), at the beginning of paragraph (b) insert “ except in the case of an offence that relates to functions of the OGA under this Chapter, ”.E+W+S+N.I.

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I58Sch. 1 para. 58 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

59In section 29 (requirement for public register) at the end insert—E+W+S+N.I.

(8)The OGA must provide to the Secretary of State any information held by it that is required by the Secretary of State in order to comply with the requirements imposed by this section.

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I59Sch. 1 para. 59 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

60In section 31 (termination of licences: regulations), after subsection (3) insert—E+W+S+N.I.

(3A)Where the licensing authority is the OGA—

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I60Sch. 1 para. 60 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

61In section 33 (enhanced petroleum recovery: power to make orders), after subsection (1) insert—E+W+S+N.I.

(1A)Before making an order under subsection (1), the Secretary of State must consult the OGA.

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I61Sch. 1 para. 61 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

62In section 35(1) (interpretation), after the definition of “offshore UK-controlled place” insert—E+W+S+N.I.

the OGA” means the Oil and Gas Authority.

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I62Sch. 1 para. 62 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

Energy Act 2011E+W+S+N.I.

63The Energy Act 2011 is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

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I63Sch. 1 para. 63 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

64In section 82 (acquisition of rights to use upstream petroleum infrastructure), for “Secretary of State” (in each place) substitute “ OGA ”.E+W+S+N.I.

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I64Sch. 1 para. 64 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

65(1)Section 83 (power to give notice under section 82(11) on own initiative) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In subsection (2), for “Secretary of State may on his or her” substitute “ OGA may on its ”.

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I65Sch. 1 para. 65 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

66In section 84 (compulsory modification of upstream petroleum infrastructure), for “Secretary of State” (in each place) substitute “ OGA ”.E+W+S+N.I.

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I66Sch. 1 para. 66 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

67In section 85 (variation of notices under sections 82 and 84), for “Secretary of State” (in each place) substitute “ OGA ”.E+W+S+N.I.

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I67Sch. 1 para. 67 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

68In section 86 (publication of notices and variations), for “Secretary of State” (in each place) substitute “ OGA ”.E+W+S+N.I.

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I68Sch. 1 para. 68 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

69In section 87 (powers to require information), for “Secretary of State” (in each place, including in the heading) substitute “ OGA ”.E+W+S+N.I.

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I69Sch. 1 para. 69 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

70(1)Section 88 (enforcement) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

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(3)In subsection (9), for “Secretary of State” substitute “ OGA ”.

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I70Sch. 1 para. 70 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

71In section 89 (minor, consequential and supplemental provision), for “Secretary of State” (in both places) substitute “ OGA ”.E+W+S+N.I.

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72In section 90(1) (interpretation), after the definition of “gas processing facility” insert—E+W+S+N.I.

the OGA” means the Oil and Gas Authority;.

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I72Sch. 1 para. 72 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

Infrastructure Act 2015E+W+S+N.I.

73The Infrastructure Act 2015 is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

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I73Sch. 1 para. 73 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

74Omit section 42 (levy on holders of certain energy industry licences).E+W+S+N.I.

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I74Sch. 1 para. 74 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

75In section 55(4)(b) (statutory instruments subject to affirmative procedure), omit “or 42(11)”.E+W+S+N.I.

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I75Sch. 1 para. 75 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

76Omit Schedule 7 (the licensing levy).E+W+S+N.I.

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I76Sch. 1 para. 76 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

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Storage of Carbon Dioxide (Licensing etc) Regulations 2010E+W+S+N.I.

77The Storage of Carbon Dioxide (Licensing etc) Regulations 2010 (S.I. 2010/2221) are amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

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I77Sch. 1 para. 77 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

78In regulation 1(3) (interpretation), in the definition of “the authority”, for “Secretary of State” substitute “ Oil and Gas Authority ”.E+W+S+N.I.

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I78Sch. 1 para. 78 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

79In regulation 3(1)(a) (applications for a licence), for “Department of Energy and Climate Change” substitute “ Oil and Gas Authority ”.E+W+S+N.I.

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I79Sch. 1 para. 79 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

80In paragraph 2(3)(a) of Schedule 1 (application for consent to close storage site), for “Department of Energy and Climate Change” substitute “ Oil and Gas Authority ”.E+W+S+N.I.

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I80Sch. 1 para. 80 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

Offshore Petroleum Licensing (Offshore Safety Directive) Regulations 2015E+W+S+N.I.

81In regulation 2(1) (interpretation) of the Offshore Petroleum Licensing (Offshore Safety Directive) Regulations 2015 (S.I. 2015/385), in the definition of “licensing authority”, for “Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change” substitute “ Oil and Gas Authority ”.E+W+S+N.I.

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I81Sch. 1 para. 81 in force at 1.10.2016 by S.I. 2016/920, reg. 2(a)

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