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1. (1) “Offshore installation” means an installation or structure, other than a ship, used for carrying on an activity in sub-paragraph (2) which is situated in the waters of, or on or under the seabed in, the marine area; and “marine area” means—
(a)the tidal waters and parts of the sea in or adjacent to the United Kingdom up to the seaward limits of the territorial sea; and
(b)the area designated by an Order in Council under section 1(7) of the Continental Shelf Act 1964(1).
(2) The activities are—
(a)the exploitation, or the exploration with a view to exploitation, of mineral resources in or under the shore or bed of waters in the marine area;
(b)the exploration of a place in, under or over such waters with a view to the storage of gas;
(c)the conversion of a place under the shore or bed of such waters for the purpose of storing gas;
(d)the storage of gas in, under or over such waters or the recovery of gas so stored;
(e)the unloading of gas at a place in, under or over such waters;
(f)the conveyance of things by means of a pipe, or system of pipes, constructed or placed on, in or under the shore or bed of such waters;
(g)the provision of accommodation for persons who work on or from an installation which is or has been maintained, or is intended to be established, for the carrying on of an activity in this sub-paragraph.
(3) In sub-paragraph (2)—
(a)references (in whatever form) to storing gas include storing gas with a view to its permanent disposal;
(i)gas within the meaning of the Energy Act 2008(2); or
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|Article 4||Production of controlled substances|
|Article 5(1)||Placing on the market and use of controlled substances|
|Article 5(2)||Placing on the market of controlled substances in non-refillable containers|
|Article 6(1)||Placing on the market of products and equipment containing or relying on controlled substances|
|Article 6(2)||Prohibition and decommissioning of fire protection systems and fire extinguishers containing halons|
|Article 13(3)||Decommissioning of fire protection systems and fire extinguishers containing halons|
|Article 15(1)||Imports of controlled substances and products and equipment containing or relying on controlled substances|
|Article 17(1)||Exports of controlled substances or products and equipment containing or relying on controlled substances|
|Article 20||Trade with a State not party to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer or a territory not covered by that Protocol|
|Article 22(1), (2) and (4)||Recovery and destruction, recycling and reclamation of controlled substances|
|Article 23(1)||Precautionary measures to prevent and minimise leakages and emissions of controlled substances|
|Article 23(2)||Requirements for specified stationary equipment or systems|
|Article 23(3)||Record keeping by undertakings|
|Article 23(5)||Precautionary measures to prevent and minimise leakages and emissions of controlled substances used as feedstock or process agents|
|Article 23(6)||Precautionary measures to prevent and minimise leakages and emissions of controlled substances inadvertently produced in the manufacture of other chemicals|
|Article 24(1)||Production, import, placing on the market, use or export of new substances|
1964 c. 29. Section 1(7) is amended by section 37 of, and paragraph 1 of Schedule 3 to, the Oil and Gas (Enterprise) Act 1982 (c. 23). Areas have been designated under section 1(7) by S.I. 1987/1265 (as amended by S.I. 2000/3062), S.I. 2000/3062 (as amended by S.I. 2001/3670) and S.I. 2001/3670.
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