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5.—(1) The Petroleum (Consolidation) Act 1928 (Enforcement) Regulations 1979(1) are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 1(2) (citation, commencement and interpretation), after the definition of “the 1974 Act” insert—

the Directive” means Commission Directive 92/69 EEC(2) adapting to technical progress for the seventeenth time Council Directive 67/548/EEC(3) on the approximation of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances;

“dispensing” means manual or electrical pumping of petroleum-spirit from a storage tank into the fuel tank for an internal combustion engine, whether for the purposes of sale or not, and “dispenser” shall be construed accordingly;

Her Majesty’s Forces” means any of the naval, military or air forces of the Crown, whether raised inside or outside the United Kingdom and whether any such force is a regular, auxiliary or reserve force, and includes any civilian employed by those forces;

“non-retail petroleum filling station” means premises used, or intended for use, for dispensing petroleum-spirit for use in motor vehicles, ships or aircraft, but it does not include any retail petroleum filling station;

“petroleum-spirit” means petroleum which, when tested in accordance with Part A.9. of the Annex to the Directive has a flash point (as defined in that Part) of less than 21°C;

“retail petroleum filling station” means premises used, or intended for use, for dispensing petroleum-spirit to the public for use in motor vehicles, ships or aircraft by ways of sale;

“ship” includes every description of vessel used in navigation propelled by means of an internal combustion engine and any reference to “ship” in these Regulations includes a reference to hovercraft; and

“vehicle fuel” means petroleum-spirit or any other substance which provides the power in an internal-combustion engine in a motor vehicle, ship or aircraft..

(3) In regulation 2(1) (enforcing authorities)—

(a)for “Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3)” substitute “Subject to paragraphs (2) to (4)”;

(b)omit subparagraph (a)(i), (iii) and (iv);

(c)insert after subparagraph (c)—

(d)the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002—

(i)in so far as they apply to any activity relating to fuelling motor vehicles and ships with vehicle fuel, and fuelling aircraft with petroleum-spirit, at a retail petroleum filling station, including any vehicle fuel dispenser, other apparatus or storage tank for storing vehicle fuel used thereat in connection with the fuelling concerned of those respective kinds of fuelling; and

(ii)in so far as they apply to any activity relating to fuelling motor vehicles, ships and aircraft with petroleum-spirit at a non-retail petroleum filling station, including any petroleum-spirit dispenser, other apparatus or storage tank for storing petroleum-spirit used thereat in connection with that fuelling.; and

(d)after paragraph (3), insert—

(4) Nothing in paragraph (1)(d) shall apply to—

(a)Her Majesty’s Forces;

(b)any establishment to which the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 1999(4) apply by virtue of regulation 3 of those Regulations;

(c)any site in respect of which notification of an activity is required pursuant to regulation 3 of the Notification of Installations Handling Hazardous Substances Regulations 1982(5); and

(d)any activity at a retail or a non-retail petroleum filling station connected with repairing motor vehicles, ships or aircraft or retailing goods other than, in relation to a retail petroleum filling station, vehicle fuel and, in relation to a non-retail petroleum filling station, petroleum-spirit..

(2)

OJ No. L383, 29.12.92, p. 113.

(3)

OJ No. 196, 16.8.67, p. 1.

(4)

S.I. 1999/743, amended by the Greater London Authority Act 1999 (c. 29), section 328(7), and S.I. 1999/2597.

(5)

S.I. 1982/1357, amended by S.I. 1996/825.

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