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36 Notification of abandonment, cesser of use and resumption of use of pipe-lines or lengths thereof.E+W+S

(1)Subject to the following subsection, in any of the following events, namely,—

(a)the beginning of the use of a pipe-line or a length thereof;

(b)the abandonment of a pipe-line or a length thereof;

(c)the expiration of three years from the date on which a pipe-line or a length thereof was last used;

(d)the resumption of the use of a pipe-line or a length thereof after the abandonment of the line or length (as the case may be) or after the expiration of three years from the date on which it was last used;

the owner of the line shall, within two weeks after the happening of the event, give to the Minister notice thereof specifying the date on which it happened and the line or length in question and, if he fails so to do, shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable, on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding [F1level 3 on the standard scale].

(2)Where a pipe-line or a length thereof is abandoned after the date on which the line or length (as the case may be) was last used but before the expiration of three years from that date, it shall not be necessary to give, under the foregoing subsection, notice of the expiration of that period.

[F2(3)This section applies only to pipe-lines constructed pursuant to a pipe-line construction authorisation and to diversions to any such line.]

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F2S. 36(3) inserted (3.4.1999) by S.I. 1999/742, art. 2, Sch. para. 13

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C1S. 36: transfer of certain functions (1.7.1999) by S.I. 1999/1750, arts. 1, 2, Sch. 1 (with art. 7)

S. 36: certain functions exercisable (30.6.1999) by S.I. 1999/1756, arts. 1, 2, Sch. para. 1 (with art. 8)

C2S. 36 applied (30.4.2015) by Energy Act 2013 (c. 32), ss. 126(3)(b), 156(1) (with s. 130); S.I. 2015/817, art. 2(a)

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