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The Measuring Instruments (Gas Meters) Regulations 2006

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28.—(1) Section 17 of the Gas Act 1986(1) (meter testing and stamping) shall have effect in its application to a meter which is a relevant instrument subject to paragraphs (2) to (4) below.

(2) If the meter is put into use within the meaning of and in accordance with these Regulations, it shall, for the purpose of section 17(1) and (11), be deemed to have been stamped.

(3) Subsections (2)(b) and (3) to (5) must be disregarded.

(4) Paragraphs (2) and (3) do not apply if the error of measurement of the meter exceeds—

(a)in relation to a Class 1.5 relevant instrument within the meaning of Schedule 1 to these Regulations, twice the maximum permissible error as set out, in relation to that class, in Table 3 in paragraph 13 of that Schedule;

(b)in relation to a Class 1.0 relevant instrument within the meaning of that Schedule, the maximum permissible error as set out, in relation to that class, in Table 3 in paragraph 13 of that Schedule.

(5) The Gas (Meters) Regulations 1983(2) shall not apply to a meter which is a relevant instrument except for regulation 4 and (so far as is necessary for the interpretation of that regulation) regulation 2.

(6) In regulation 4 of those Regulations—

(a)references, however expressed, to a meter stamped under section 30 of the Gas Act 1972(3) (which provision is re-enacted in section 17 of the Gas Act 1986) shall be construed as including references to a meter bearing the CE marking and M marking;

(b)references to a stamp shall be construed as including references to those markings; and

(c)references to the standard or standards prescribed by regulation 3 of those Regulations shall be construed—

(i)in relation to a Class 1.5 relevant instrument within the meaning of Schedule 1 to these Regulations, twice the maximum permissible error as set out, in relation to that class, in Table 3 in paragraph 13 of that Schedule;

(ii)in relation to a Class 1.0 relevant instrument within the meaning of that Schedule, the maximum permissible error as set out, in relation to that class, in Table 3 in paragraph 13 of that Schedule.

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Section 17 was substituted by paragraph 13 of Schedule 3 to the Gas Act 1995 (c.45).

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