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The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002

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3.—(1) The Petroleum-Spirit (Motor Vehicles etc.) Regulations 1929(1) are amended as follows.

(2) For regulation 2 (keeping of petroleum-spirit), substitute—

2.(1) Subject to paragraph (2), the petroleum-spirit shall not be kept otherwise than in metal vessels so constructed and maintained in such a condition as—

(a)to be reasonably secure against breakage; and

(b)to prevent the leakage of any liquid or vapour therefrom.

(2) Where the vessel in which the petroleum-spirit is to be kept is a fuel tank for an internal combustion engine, the requirement in paragraph (1) that the vessel be made of metal shall not apply..

(3) In regulation 7, insert at the beginning of paragraph (1) “Subject to paragraph (3) below,” and after paragraph (2) insert—

(3) The disapplication from the requirements of paragraph (1) above in respect of a fuel tank for an internal combustion engine shall only apply to a fuel tank which remains connected to the fuel system of the internal combustion engine it is serving in the way it would ordinarily be so connected when that engine is running..

(4) In regulation 15A (disapplication), omit “and” at the end of paragraph (a) and insert after paragraph (b)—

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(c)any workplace within the meaning of the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002..

(1)

S.I. 1929/952, amended by S.I. 1979/427, 1982/630, 1992/1811 and 1999/743; the last mentioned instrument inserted regulation 15A(a) and (b).

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