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Pipe-Lines Act 1962

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58BF1Exclusion of application of Act to construction of small pipes.E+W+S

(1)In relation to the construction, by any person other than a public gas transporter, of a pipe to which this section applies—

(a)references in sections 1 to 14 of this Act to a pipe-line shall be construed as not including references to such a pipe; and

(b)references in those sections to pipe-line works shall be construed as not including references to works executed in connection with the construction of a such a pipe.

(2)This section applies to any pipe—

(a)by which any premises are proposed to be connected to a distribution main of a public gas transporter; and

(b)by which gas is proposed to be conveyed to premises at a rate which is not expected to exceed 75,000 therms in any period of twelve months.

(3)The Secretary of State may, after consulting the Director General of Gas Supply, by order amend subsection (2) above by substituting—

(a)where the limit is for the time being expressed by reference to a number of therms—

(i)such lower number of therms as he considers appropriate; or

(ii)such lower limit, expressed by reference to a number of kilowatt hours, as he considers appropriate; or

(b)where the limit is for the time being expressed by reference to a number of kilowatt hours, such lower number of kilowatt hours as he considers appropriate.

(4)An order under subsection (3) above shall be made by statutory instrument which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(5)In this section “distribution main” and “public gas transporter” have the same meanings as in Part I of the M1Gas Act 1986.

(6)In relation to any time after 31st December 1999, the reference in subsection (2) above to 75,000 therms shall be construed as a reference to 2,196,000 kilowatt hours.

(7)This section is without prejudice to anything in section 58 of this Act.

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F1Ss. 58A, 58B inserted (1.3.1996) by 1995 c. 45, s. 16(1), Sch. 4 para. 6(2); S.I, 1996/218, art. 2

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