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Space Industry Act 2018

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(1)In this section—

  • “the 2008 Act” means the Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008;

  • “offence under this Act” includes an offence under regulations made under this Act but does not include an offence under Schedule 4.

(2)Regulations may make any provision, in relation to an offence under this Act, that could be made under Part 3 of the 2008 Act (civil sanctions) if—

(a)the regulator (within the meaning of this Act) were a regulator for the purposes of Part 3 of the 2008 Act, and

(b)the offence were a relevant offence in relation to that regulator for those purposes.

(3)For the purposes of subsection (2), references in section 46 of the 2008 Act (stop notices) to any of the matters referred to in subsection (6) of that section are to be read as references to any of the following matters—

(a)public safety;

(b)persons carried in spacecraft or carrier aircraft;

(c)persons at work at spaceports, mission management facilities or sites used in connection with the provision of range control services;

(d)the interests of persons in relation to the use of land, sea and airspace;

(e)the interests of persons with interests in property carried by spacecraft.

(4)Sections 63 to 69 of the 2008 Act (guidance; exercise of powers; payment into Consolidated Fund) apply to provision made under this section as they apply to provision made under Part 3 of that Act.

(5)For the purposes of subsection (4)

(a)references to a regulator in sections 63 to 69 of the 2008 Act are to be read as references to the regulator within the meaning of this Act, but

(b)section 68 of the 2008 Act does not apply where the regulator is the Secretary of State.

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