Petroleum and Offshore Exploration (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order, 2000

JurisdictionIreland
CitationIR SI 110/2000

The Government, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by section 6 (1) of the Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act, 1939 (No. 36 of 1939), hereby order as follows:

1. (1) This Order may be cited as the Petroleum and Offshore Exploration (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order, 2000.

(2) This Order shall come into operation on 12th September, 2000.

2. In this Order—

“functions” includes powers and duties:

“upstream pipeline network” means any pipeline or network of pipelines which are:

(a) either or both constructed and operated as part of an oil or gas production project, or

(b) used to convey natural gas from one or more such projects to a processing plant, terminal or final coastal landing terminal.

3. The administration and business in connection with the exercise, performance or execution of any functions transferred by Article 4 of this Order are transferred to the Department of the Marine and Natural Resources.

4. (1) The functions vested, by virtue of the Energy (Transfer of Departmental, Administration and Ministerial Functions (No. 2) Order, 1993 ( S.I. No. 12 of 1993 ) in the Minister for Public Enterprise (being the title of that Minister by virtue of the Transport, Energy and Communications (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister Order, 1997 ( S.I. No. 299 of 1997 )), by or under—

(a) section 36 of the Gas Act, 1976 (No. 30 of 1976), and

(b) in so far as it relates to any upstream pipeline network, section 40 of the Gas Act, 1976 , as amended by section 3 (2) of the energy (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1995 (No. 35 of 1995),

are transferred by virtue of this Article to the Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources.

(2) References to the Minister for Public Enterprise and relating to any functions transferred by this Article shall, on and after the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources.

5. Where, immediately before or after the commencement of this Order, any legal proceedings are pending to which the Minister for Public Enterprise is a party and the proceedings have reference to functions transferred by this Order to the Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources, the name of the Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources shall, in so far as the proceedings relate to any function transferred by this Order, be substituted in the proceedings for that of the Minister for...

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