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The Electrical Equipment for Explosive Atmospheres (Certification) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1998

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This Statutory Instrument has been made in consequence of a defect in S.I. 1998/81, which amended S.I. 1990/13, and is being issued free of charge to all known recipients of S.I. 1998/81.

Statutory Instruments

1998 No. 1469


The Electrical Equipment for Explosive Atmospheres (Certification) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1998


17th June 1998

Laid before Parliament

19th June 1998

Coming into force

1st August 1998

The Secretary of State, being the Minister designated(1), for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(2) in relation to measures for safety and consumer protection as respects electrical equipment and any provisions concerning the composition, labelling, marketing, classification or description of electrical equipment, in the exercise of the powers conferred on her by that section, and of all other powers enabling her in that behalf, hereby makes the following Regulations:—

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Electrical Equipment for Explosive Atmospheres (Certification) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1998 and shall come into force on 1st August 1998.

(2) In these Regulations, “the principal Regulations” means the Electrical Equipment for Explosive Atmospheres (Certification) Regulations 1990(3).

Amendment to the principal Regulations

2.  In regulation 12A(5) of the principal Regulations, for the words “before 30th September 1998” there shall be substituted the words “before 1st October 1998”.

John Battle

Minister for Science, Energy and Industry,

Department of Trade and Industry

17th June 1998

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend regulation 12A(5) of the Electrical Equipment for Explosive Atmospheres (Certification) Regulations 1990 and ensure that a certificate of conformity issued on 30th September 1998 can take advantage of the transitional provisions of that regulation.


S.I. 1972/1811.


S.I. 1990/13; relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1990/2377, S.I. 1991/2826, S.I. 1995/1186 and S.I. 1998/81. Regulation 12A was added by S.I. 1998/81.

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