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The Scotland Act 2016 and Onshore Petroleum (Consequential, Transitional and Saving Provisions and Model Clauses) Regulations 2018

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Petroleum Licensing (Application) Regulations 2015

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4.—(1) The Petroleum Licensing (Application) Regulations 2015(1) are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 2—

(a)for the definition of “landward area” substitute—

“landward area” means an area of Great Britain that is within the baselines established by any Order in Council under section 1(1)(b) of the Territorial Sea Act 1987 (extension of territorial sea);;

(b)for the definition of “low water line” substitute—

“low water line” means the line so marked on the Ordnance map on a scale of 1:25,000 in the case of maps relating to Great Britain, and 1:50,000 in the case of maps relating to Northern Ireland, in the edition for the areas to which they respectively relate last published prior to the date on which these Regulations are made;, and

(c)for paragraph (a) in the definition of “seaward area” substitute—

(a)islands on the seaward side of the baselines around Great Britain established by any Order in Council under section 1(1)(b) of the Territorial Sea Act 1987,.

(3) At the beginning of regulation 3(1), insert “Subject to paragraph (1A),”.

(4) After regulation 3(1), insert—

(1A) These Regulations do not apply in relation to a landward petroleum exploration licence or a petroleum exploration and development licence in respect of an area within the Scottish onshore area.

(1B) In this regulation, “Scottish onshore area” has the meaning given in section 8A(3) of the Petroleum Act 1998.

(5) Omit Schedule 1.

(1)

S.I. 2015/766, amended by S.I. 2016/912 and 2017/855.

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