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2. (1) For the purposes of these Regulations, the following (“the marine area”) shall be considered as part of the United Kingdom—
(a)the territorial sea adjacent to the United Kingdom;
(b)the area on the landward side of the baselines that is submerged at mean high water springs, including, so far as the tide flows at mean high water springs, an estuary or arm of the sea and the waters of any channel, creek, bay or river;
(c)the seabed and subsoil situated within the areas designated by Order in Council under section 1(7) of the Continental Shelf Act 1964(1); and
(d)the waters superjacent to the seabed and the seabed and its subsoil situated within the areas designated by Order in Council under section 84(4) of the Energy Act 2004(2).
(2) In this regulation, “baselines” means the baselines from which the breadth of the territorial sea is measured for the purposes of the Territorial Sea Act 1987(3).
1964 c. 29. Areas have been designated under section 1(7) by S.I. 1987/1265, 2000/3062 and 2001/3670. Section 1(7) was amended by paragraph 1 of Schedule 3 to the Oil and Gas (Enterprise) Act 1982 (c.23).
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