1 Citation and commencement

This Order may be cited as the Offshore Installations (Safety Zones) Order 2007 and shall come into force on 31st January 2007.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 31 January 2007: see above.

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2 Establishment of safety zones

2Establishment of safety zones

A safety zone is established around each installation specified in column 1 of Schedule 1 (being an installation stationed in waters to which subsection (7) of section 21 of the Petroleum Act 1987 applies) having a radius of five hundred metres from the point as respects that installation which has the co-ordinates of latitude and longitude according to European Datum (1950) specified in columns 2 and 3 of Schedule 1.

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Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 31 January 2007: see art 1.

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3 Amendment to the Offshore Installations (Safety Zones) Order 1997

3Amendment to the Offshore Installations (Safety Zones) Order 1997

In the Schedule to the Offshore Installations (Safety Zones) Order 1997 the entry relating to Brent South Subsea Wellhead shall be omitted.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 31 January 2007: see art 1.

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4 Amendment to the Offshore Installations (Safety Zones) (No 2) Order 2003

4Amendment to the Offshore Installations (Safety Zones) (No 2) Order 2003

In the Schedule to the Offshore Installations (Safety Zones) (No 2) Order 2003 the entries relating to the installations specified in Schedule 2 shall be omitted.

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Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 31 January 2007: see art 1.

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Signature

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

Bill McKenzie

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,

Department for Work and Pensions

10th January 2007

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SCHEDULE 1 Safety Zones

SCHEDULE 1Safety Zones Article 2
(1)
Name or other designation of the offshore installation
(2)
Latitude North
(3)
Longitude
Affleck Production Manifold, Block 30/19a, Affleck Field56° 26.55'02° 42.07' E
Minke Well WSG84, Block 44/24a, Minke Field54° 15.24'02° 44.59' E
Burghley Wellhead 1, Block 16/22, Burghley Field58° 15.24'01° 14.19'E
Maria Manifold, Block 16/29a, Maria Field58° 01.65'01° 42.88'E
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Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 31 January 2007: see art 1.

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SCHEDULE 2 Amendments

SCHEDULE 2Amendments Article 4
(1)
Name or other designation of the offshore installation
(2)
Latitude North
(3)
Longitude
Ardmore SAL1, Block 30/24, Ardmore Field56° 11.89'02° 47.17'E
Ardmore SAL2, Block 30/24, Ardmore Field56° 11.16'02° 47.52'E
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Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 31 January 2007: see art 1.

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EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Order)

This Order establishes, under section 22 of the Petroleum Act 1987, safety zones having a radius of 500 metres from the point around each installation specified in Schedule 1 and stationed in waters to which section 21(7) of the Act applies (these include territorial waters and waters in areas designated under section 1(7) of the Continental Shelf Act 1964 (c 29)) (article 2).

Vessels, which for this purpose include hovercraft, submersible apparatus and installations in transit, are prohibited from entering or remaining in a safety zone except with the consent of the Health and Safety Executive or in accordance with regulations made under section 23(1) of the Act (currently the Offshore Installations (Safety Zones) Regulations (SI 1987/1331)).

This Order also amends the Offshore Installations (Safety Zones) Order 1997 (SI 1997/735) (article 3), and the Offshore Installations (Safety Zones) (No 2) Order 2003 (SI 2003/1710) (article 4).

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