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Wales Act 2017

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Marine licensing in the Welsh offshore region

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9(1)The amendments made by section 46 do not apply in relation to the determination of an application for a marine licence where the application is made before the commencement date (even if it is determined later).

(2)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1), an application is not made until an applicant has supplied such information or produced such articles as in the opinion of the Secretary of State may be necessary or expedient to enable the Secretary of State to determine the application.

(3)The amendments made by section 46 do not apply in relation to the determination of an appeal against—

(a)a decision under section 71 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009, or

(b)a notice issued under section 72, 90, 91, 102 or 104 of that Act,

where the appeal is made before the commencement date (even if it is determined later).

(4)In this paragraph—

  • “commencement date” means the date on which section 46 comes into force;

  • “devolved offshore activity” means a licensable marine activity in the Welsh offshore region in respect of which the Welsh Ministers are the appropriate licensing authority.

(5)Expressions used in this paragraph and Part 4 of the 2009 Act have the same meaning in this paragraph as they have in that Part.

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