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The Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations 1987

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47.—(1) Subject to paragraph (3), the following provisions and the byelaws made thereunder are hereby repealed except in so far as they apply to Northern Ireland–

(a)sections 34, 36 (only in so far as that section applies within harbours and harbour areas) and 115 of the Explosives Act 1875;

(b)section 4 of the Explosives Act 1923(1);

(c)sections 7 and 8 of the Petroleum (Consolidation) Act 1928(2); and

(d)section 71(5) of the Harbours Docks and Piers Clauses Act 1847(3).

(2) The Conveyance in Harbours of Military Explosives Regulations 1977 are hereby revoked except in so far as they apply to Northern Ireland.

(3) The provisions mentioned in column 2 Part I of Schedule 8 of the byelaws mentioned in the corresponding entry in Column 1 of that Part (being byelaws made under section 7 of the Petroleum (Consolidation) Act 1928) shall continue in force after the commencement of these Regulations as if that section had not been repealed, but shall cease to have effect on 31st December 1989 unless they have been repealed before that date.

(4) In the Fire Certificates (Special Premises) Regulations 1976(4) after regulation 3 there shall be inserted the following regulation–

Premises for which a fire certificate is not required

3A.  Notwithstanding regulation 3(1), a fire certificate shall not be required for any berth to which the Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations 1987 (S.I. 1987/37) apply.

(5) The provisions mentioned in column 2 of Part II of Schedule 8 of the local Acts and byelaws (being Acts passed and byelaws made before 31st July 1974) mentioned in column 1 of that Part are hereby repealed in so far as they apply within harbours and harbour areas and, within those harbours and harbour areas to the extent that they apply in relation to dangerous substances to which these Regulations apply.

(6) The provisions mentioned in column 2 of Part III of Schedule 8 of the byelaws (being byelaws made before 31st July 1974) mentioned in column 1 of that Part are hereby repealed with effect from 31st December 1989, in so far as they apply within harbours and harbour areas and, within those harbours and harbour areas to the extent they they apply in relation to dangerous substances to which these Regulations apply.

(7) The provisions of any local Act passed before 31st July 1974 or of any byelaws made before 31st July 1974 which conflict with the provisions of these Regulations or of any explosives licence granted under these Regulations shall cease to have effect and that Act or those byelaws shall be modified accordingly.

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