Transitional provision: authorisations
42.—(1) A water undertaker which—
(a)intends to supply water, on and after 25th December 2003, for regulation 4(1) purposes; and
(b)has reason to believe that water so supplied will not satisfy the requirements of Part III of these Regulations,
may apply to the Secretary of State for an authorisation under this regulation.
(2) An application under paragraph (1) shall be made not later than 25th September 2003.
(3) For the purpose of making and determining applications under paragraph (1) and publicising authorisations under this regulation, it shall be assumed—
(a)that regulations 4 and 20 to 23 of these Regulations, and so much of any other provision of these Regulations as relates to those regulations (in so far as not already in force), were in force at the material time; and
(b)that references in any provision specified or referred to in sub-paragraph (a) to an authorisation under regulation 20 (in whatever terms) were references to an authorisation under this regulation.
(4) On and after 25th December 2003, an authorisation under this regulation shall have effect for the purposes of these Regulations as an authorisation under regulation 20.