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Energy Act 2008

Section 51: Time when modification takes effect

255.This section sets out when a modification to a funded decommissioning programme takes effect. Where a modification is made in line with the process set out in section 49, the modification takes effect at the time specified in the notice given to the operator of the Secretary of State’s decision that the modification is to be made. That time must not be before that notice is given (subsection (4)).

256.Where a modification is made by a site operator under regulations disapplying the standard process (i.e. in line with subsection (1) of section 50), the modification takes effect at the time specified in the notice given by the operator to the Secretary of State in the manner set out in the regulations made under section 54. The time specified in the notice cannot be earlier than the time when the notice is given (subsection (4)).

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