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CONTENTS

Statutory Instruments

2008 No. 736

Health And Safety

The Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2008

Made: 11th March 2008

Laid before Parliament: 14th March 2008

Coming into force: 6th April 2008

1. Citation, commencement and interpretation

2. Fees payable under the mines and quarries provisions

3. Fees for applications for approval under the Agriculture (Tractor Cabs) Regulations 1974

4. Fee for application for approval under the Freight Containers (Safety Convention) Regulations 1984

5. Fees for various applications under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006

6. Fees for examination or surveillance by an employment medical adviser

7. Fees for medical surveillance by an employment medical adviser under the Control of Lead at Work Regulations 2002

8. Fees for various applications in connection with the Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999 and the Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2001

9. Fees payable under the Manufacture and Storage of Explosives Regulations 2005 and certain other provisions concerning explosives, including acetylene, and under the Petroleum (Consolidation) Act 1928 and the Petroleum (Transfer of Licences) Act 1936

10. Date from which fees are payable under the Petroleum (Consolidation) Act 1928 and the Petroleum (Transfer of Licences) Act 1936

11. Fees for application for or changes to an explosives licence under Part IX of the Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations 1987

12. Estimate of cost of work

13. Fees for notifications and applications under the Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations 2000

14. Fees for notifications and applications under the Notification of New Substances Regulations 1993

15. Fees payable in respect of offshore installations

16. Fees payable in respect of gas safety functions

17. Fees payable in relation to nuclear installations

18. Provisions supplementary to regulations 15 to 17

19. Fees for applications for approvals under the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981

20. Fees for applications for approvals under the Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (First-Aid) Regulations 1989

21. Provisions supplementary to regulations 19 and 20

22. Amendment to the Control of Major Accident Hazard Regulations 1999

23. Revocation

SCHEDULE 1: FEES PAYABLE UNDER THE MINES AND QUARRIES PROVISIONS

PART 1: FEES FOR APPLICATIONS FOR APPROVAL OF SUBSTANCES UNDER THE MINES AND QUARRIES PROVISIONS

PART 2: FEES FOR TESTING EXPLOSIVES AND DETONATORS UNDER THE MINES AND QUARRIES PROVISIONS

PART 3: FEES FOR OTHER TESTING

SCHEDULE 2: FEES FOR APPLICATIONS FOR APPROVAL UNDER THE AGRICULTURE (TRACTOR CABS) REGULATIONS 1974

SCHEDULE 3: FEE FOR APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL UNDER THE FREIGHT CONTAINERS (SAFETY CONVENTION) REGULATIONS 1984

SCHEDULE 4: FEES FOR VARIOUS APPLICATIONS UNDER THE CONTROL OF ASBESTOS REGULATIONS 2006

SCHEDULE 5: FEES FOR EXAMINATION OR SURVEILLANCE BY AN EMPLOYMENT MEDICAL ADVISER

SCHEDULE 6: FEES FOR MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE BY AN EMPLOYMENT MEDICAL ADVISER UNDER THE CONTROL OF LEAD AT WORK REGULATIONS 2002

SCHEDULE 7: FEES FOR VARIOUS APPLICATIONS IN CONNECTION WITH THE IONISING RADIATIONS REGULATIONS 1999 AND THE RADIATION (EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND PUBLIC INFORMATION) REGULATIONS 2001

SCHEDULE 8: FEES PAYABLE UNDER THE MANUFACTURE AND STORAGE OF EXPLOSIVES REGULATIONS 2005 AND CERTAIN OTHER PROVISIONS CONCERNING EXPLOSIVES, INCLUDING ACETYLENE, AND UNDER THE PETROLEUM (CONSOLIDATION) ACT 1928 AND THE PETROLEUM (TRANSFER OF LICENCES) ACT 1936

PART 1: APPLICATIONS FOR LICENCES, OR VARIATIONS OF LICENCES, TO MANUFACTURE OR STORE EXPLOSIVES MADE TO THE EXECUTIVE WHERE IT IS THE LICENSING AUTHORITY BY VIRTUE OF PARAGRAPHS 1(b) OR (c) OR 2 OF SCHEDULE 1 TO THE 2005 REGULATIONS

PART 2: APPLICATIONS FOR LICENCES TO STORE EXPLOSIVES AND FOR REGISTRATION IN RELATION TO THE STORAGE OF EXPLOSIVES MADE TO LICENSING AUTHORITIES WHICH ARE LICENSING AUTHORITIES BY VIRTUE OF PARAGRAPH 1(a) OF SCHEDULE 1 TO THE 2005 REGULATIONS

PART 3: APPLICATION FOR AN ACETYLENE IMPORTATION LICENCE UNDER SECTION 40(9) OF THE EXPLOSIVES ACT 1875 AND REPLACEMENT OF SUCH A LICENCE

PART 4: FEE PAYABLE IN RESPECT OF APPLICATIONS FOR THE GRANTING AND TRANSFER OF PETROLEUM-SPIRIT LICENCES

PART 5: APPLICATIONS UNDER PARAGRAPH (1) OF THE PROVISO TO ORDER IN COUNCIL (NO. 30) OF 2ND FEBRUARY 1937 FOR APPROVALS OF PREMISES AND APPARATUS IN WHICH ACETYLENE IS TO BE MANUFACTURED OR KEPT

PART 6: APPLICATIONS FOR APPROVALS IN RESPECT OF CONDITION (8) IN THE ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE (NO. 9) OF 23RD JUNE 1919

PART 7: APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL OF A CLASSIFICATION OF AN EXPLOSIVE UNDER THE CLASSIFICATION AND LABELLING OF EXPLOSIVES REGULATIONS 1983

PART 8: FURTHER FEES PAYABLE IN RESPECT OF CERTAIN TESTING REQUIRED BY THE EXECUTIVE

PART 9: FEES FOR EXPLOSIVES CERTIFICATES UNDER THE CONTROL OF EXPLOSIVES REGULATIONS 1991

SCHEDULE 9: FEES FOR APPLICATION FOR OR CHANGES TO AN EXPLOSIVES LICENCE UNDER PART IX OF THE DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES IN HARBOUR AREAS REGULATIONS 1987

SCHEDULE 10: FEES FOR NOTIFICATIONS AND APPLICATIONS UNDER THE GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS (CONTAINED USE) REGULATIONS 2000

SCHEDULE 11: FEES FOR NOTIFICATIONS AND APPLICATIONS UNDER THE NOTIFICATION OF NEW SUBSTANCES REGULATIONS 1993

SCHEDULE 12: FEES PAYABLE IN RESPECT OF OFFSHORE INSTALLATIONS

SCHEDULE 13: FEES PAYABLE IN RESPECT OF GAS SAFETY FUNCTIONS

SCHEDULE 14: FEES PAYABLE IN RELATION TO NUCLEAR ASSESSMENTS, DESIGN PROPOSALS AND POTENTIAL NUCLEAR SITE APPLICATIONS UNDER SECTION 1(1) OF THE 1965 ACT

SCHEDULE 15: FEES FOR APPLICATIONS FOR APPROVALS UNDER THE HEALTH AND SAFETY (FIRST-AID) REGULATIONS 1981

SCHEDULE 16: FEES FOR APPLICATIONS FOR APPROVALS UNDER THE OFFSHORE INSTALLATIONS AND PIPELINES WORKS (FIRST-AID) REGULATIONS 1989

 

The Secretary of State is a Minister designated for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(1) in relation to the notification and control of substances and the control and regulation of genetically modified organisms (2).

The Secretary of State makes these Regulations —

(a) in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 2(2) of that Act and sections 43(2), (4), (5) and (6) and 82(3)(a) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974(3)(“the 1974 Act”); and

(b) for the purpose of giving effect without modifications to proposals submitted to him by the Health and Safety Commission under section 11(2)(d) of the 1974 Act.

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2008 and shall come into force on 6th April 2008.

(2) In these Regulations —

“approval” includes the amendment of an approval, and “amendment of an approval” includes the issue of a new approval replacing the original incorporating an amendment;

“employment medical adviser” means an employment medical adviser appointed under section 56(1) of the 1974 Act;

“the mines and quarries provisions” means such of the relevant statutory provisions as relate exclusively to—

(a)mines within the meaning of section 180 of the Mines and Quarries Act 1954(4);

(b)tips and quarries within the meaning of regulations 2(1) and 3 respectively of the Quarries Regulations 1999(5); and

(c)tips within the meaning of section 2(1) of the Mines and Quarries (Tips) Act 1969(6);

and includes regulations, rules and orders relating to a particular mine (whether they are continued in force by regulation 7(3) of the Mines and Quarries Acts 1954 to 1971 (Repeals and Modifications) Regulations 1974(7) or are health and safety regulations);

“original approval” does not include an amendment of an approval; and

“working days” does not include weekends or public holidays.

(3) Any reference in these Regulations to the renewal of an approval, explosives certificate, licence or registration (each referred to in this paragraph as an “authorisation”) means the granting of the authorisation concerned to follow a previous authorisation of the same kind without any amendment or gap in time.

Fees payable under the mines and quarries provisions

2.—(1) A fee shall be payable by the applicant to the Executive on each application for an original approval, an amendment of approval or a renewal of approval under any of the mines and quarries provisions.

(2) The fee payable under paragraph (1) on application for such approval as is mentioned in column 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 1 shall be respectively that specified in the corresponding entry in column 2, 3 or 4 of that Part.

(3) Where the Executive requires testing to be carried out to decide whether approval can be granted, a fee shall be payable to the Executive by the applicant prior to the notification of the result of the application for the approval as described below—

(a) in the case of explosives and detonators, for each test specified in column 1 of Part 2 of Schedule 1, the fee shall be that specified in the corresponding entry in column 2 of that Part;

(b) in any other case, the fee shall be as set out in Part 3 of Schedule 1 (that is to say the reasonable cost to the Executive of having the testing carried out).

Fees for applications for approval under the Agriculture (Tractor Cabs) Regulations 1974

3.—(1) A fee shall be payable by the applicant to the Executive on each application for approval of plant and equipment under the Agriculture (Tractor Cabs) Regulations 1974(8).

(2) The fee payable on application for such an approval or revision of an approval as is described in column 1 of Schedule 2 shall be that specified in the corresponding entry in column 2 of that Schedule.

Fee for application for approval under the Freight Containers (Safety Convention) Regulations 1984

4.—(1) A fee shall be payable by the applicant to the Executive on each application for approval of a scheme or programme for examination of freight containers under the Freight Containers (Safety Convention) Regulations 1984(9).

(2) The fee payable on application for the approval described in column 1 of Schedule 3 shall be that specified in column 2 of that Schedule.

Fees for various applications under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006

5.—(1) A fee shall be payable by the applicant to the Executive on each application for a licence under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006(10) (“the 2006 Regulations”).

(2) The fee payable on application for a licence described in column 1 of Table 1 in Schedule 4 shall be that specified in column 2 of that Table.

(3) Where the Executive refuses to grant an applicant a licence under the 2006 Regulations and offers to reassess whether to grant the application if shortcomings leading to the refusal are remedied, a fee shall be payable by the applicant to the Executive in respect of any such reassessment.

(4) The fee payable for the reassessment referred to in paragraph (3) shall be that specified in column 1 of Table 2 in Schedule 4.

(5) Where the Executive amends a licence granted under the 2006 Regulations and the amendment relates to a condition or the duration of the licence, a fee shall be payable to the Executive by the licensee.

(6) The fee payable under paragraph (5) shall be that specified in column 2 of Table 2 in Schedule 4.

(7) Where the Executive replaces a lost licence granted under the 2006 Regulations or amends a licence granted under those Regulations for reasons other than those referred to in paragraph (5), a fee shall be payable to the Executive by the licensee.

(8) The fee payable under paragraph (7) shall be that specified in column 3 of Table 2 in Schedule 4.

Fees for examination or surveillance by an employment medical adviser

6.—(1) A fee shall be payable to the Executive by an employer in respect of a medical examination or medical surveillance of each of his employees by an employment medical adviser for the purposes of any provision specified in column 1 of Schedule 5.

(2) The fee payable under paragraph (1) shall be a basic fee for each examination or on each occasion when surveillance is carried out together with additional fees for X-rays and laboratory tests where these are taken or carried out in connection with the examination; and for each provision specified in column 1 of Schedule 5—

(a) the basic fee shall be the amount specified in column 3 of that Schedule for that provision;

(b) the additional fee for X-rays shall be the amount specified in column 4 of that Schedule for that provision and shall cover all X-rays taken in connection with any one examination;

(c) the additional fee for laboratory tests shall be the amount specified in column 5 of that Schedule for that provision and shall cover all such tests carried out in connection with any one examination.

(3) Where an employment medical adviser carries out a medical examination of a self-employed person for the purposes of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006, that self-employed person shall pay to the Executive fees ascertained in accordance with paragraph (2).

Fees for medical surveillance by an employment medical adviser under the Control of Lead at Work Regulations 2002

7.—(1) A fee shall be payable to the Executive by an employer in respect of medical surveillance of any of his employees by an employment medical adviser for the purposes of the Control of Lead at Work Regulations 2002(11).

(2) The fee payable for each item described in column 1 of Schedule 6 shall be that specified in the corresponding entry in column 2 of that Schedule.

Fees for various applications in connection with the Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999 and the Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2001

8.—(1) A fee shall be payable by the applicant to the Executive on each application for an approval of dosimetry services, or for the reassessment of an approval of dosimetry services previously granted, for the purposes of the 1999 Regulations.

(2) A fee shall be payable by the applicant to the Executive on each application for the type approval of apparatus pursuant to sub-paragraphs 1(c)(i) and 1(d)(i) of Schedule 1 to the 1999 Regulations.

(3) The fee payable for approval or reassessment or type approval in respect of each matter described in column 1 of Table 1 in Schedule 7 shall be that specified in the corresponding entry in column 2 of that Table.

(4) A fee shall be payable by the applicant to the Executive on each application for an approval of dosimetry services, or for the reassessment of an approval of dosimetry services previously granted, for the purposes of regulation 14 of the Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2001(12).

(5) The fee payable for an application for each purpose specified in column 1 of Table 2 in Schedule 7 shall be that specified in column 2 of that Table.

(6) A fee shall be payable by the applicant to the Executive where the Executive requires any work to be carried out by its nuclear or other specialist inspectors in connection with any application in respect of which a fee is payable —

(a) by virtue of paragraph (1) or (2), or

(b) by virtue of paragraph (4)

and the fee for such work in connection with each matter described in column 1 of Tables 1 and 2 in Schedule 7 shall be that specified in the corresponding entry in column 3 of those Tables for each hour worked, adjusted pro rata for a period worked of less than one hour.

(7) Where the Executive requires an inspection to be carried out in connection with any application mentioned in this regulation, a fee shall be payable by the applicant to the Executive of an amount equal to the reasonable cost of travelling and subsistence of any member of the Executive’s staff in connection with the inspection.

(8) Any fee payable under paragraph (6) or (7) shall be payable prior to notification of the result of the application.

(9) In this regulation “the 1999 Regulations” means the Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999(13).

Fees payable under the Manufacture and Storage of Explosives Regulations 2005 and certain other provisions concerning explosives, including acetylene, and under the Petroleum (Consolidation) Act 1928 and the Petroleum (Transfer of Licences) Act 1936

9.—(1) Where any application in relation to a provision specified in column 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 8 is made to the Executive, where it is the licensing authority by virtue of paragraphs 1(b) or (c) or 2 of Schedule 1 to the 2005 Regulations, for a purpose specified in column 2 of that Part, the fee specified in the corresponding entry in column 3 of that Part shall be payable by the applicant to the Executive, save that, in the case of an application referred to in column 2 of that Part for a licence to manufacture ammonium nitrate blasting intermediate(14), or to vary any such licence, the fee referred to in column 3 of that Part as an amount per hour worked —

(a) shall be adjusted pro rata for a period worked of less than one hour; and

(b) shall be payable prior to notification of the result of the application.

(2) Where any application in relation to a provision specified in column 1 of Part 2 of Schedule 8 is made to a licensing authority, which is the licensing authority by virtue of paragraph 1(a) of Schedule 1 to the 2005 Regulations, for a purpose specified in column 2 of that Part, the fee specified in the corresponding entry in column 3 of that Part shall be payable by the applicant to that licensing authority.

(3) Where an application in relation to the provision specified in column 1 of Part 3 of Schedule 8 is made for a purpose specified in column 2 of that Part, the fee specified in the corresponding entry in column 3 of that Part shall be payable by the applicant to the Executive.

(4) The fee payable under each provision specified in column 1 of Part 4 of Schedule 8 for the purpose described in the corresponding entry in column 2 shall be that specified in the corresponding entry in column 3 of that Part.

(5) A fee shall be payable by the applicant to the Executive where the Executive requires any work to be carried out by its specialist inspectors in connection with any application in respect of which a fee is payable by virtue of paragraph (1) or (3) for any purpose specified in column 2 of each of Parts 1 and 3 of Schedule 8 for which there is a corresponding entry in column 4 of the respective Part, and the fee for work in connection with each such purpose shall be that specified in the corresponding entry in column 4 of that Part for each hour worked, adjusted pro rata for a period worked of less than one hour, and such fee shall be payable prior to notification of the result of the application.

(6) A fee shall be payable by the applicant to the Executive for each application made for each purpose specified in column 1 of each of Parts 5, 6 and 7 of Schedule 8.

(7) The fee for an application for each purpose specified in column 1 of each of Parts 5, 6 and 7 of Schedule 8 —

(a) shall be that specified in the corresponding entry in column 2 in the respective Part; and

(b) shall be payable on making the application, save that, where in column 2 of Part 7 a part of the fee is determined as an amount per hour worked, that part shall be payable prior to notification of the result of the application and shall be adjusted pro rata for a period worked of less than one hour.

(8) A fee shall be payable by the applicant to the Executive where the Executive requires any work to be carried out by its specialist inspectors in connection with any application in respect of which a fee is payable by virtue of paragraph (6) for any purpose specified in column 1 of each of Parts 5 and 6 of Schedule 8 for which there is a corresponding entry in column 3 of the respective Part, and the fee for work in connection with each such purpose shall be that specified in the corresponding entry in column 3 of that Part for each hour worked, adjusted pro rata for a period worked of less than one hour, and such fee shall be payable prior to notification of the result of the application.

(9) A fee shall be payable to the Executive where the Executive requires any testing to be carried out in connection with any purpose specified in column 1 of Part 8 of Schedule 8, and the fee for testing in connection with each such purpose shall be the reasonable cost to the Executive of having the work carried out and such fee shall be payable prior to notification of the result of the application.

(10) Where any application in relation to the provision specified in column 1 in Table 1 in Part 9 of Schedule 8 is made for a purpose specified in column 2 of that Table, the fee specified in the corresponding entry in column 3 of that Table shall be payable by the applicant to the chief officer of police.

(11) Where, in relation to an application for an explosives certificate under the Control of Explosives Regulations 1991(15), a check is carried out for the purposes of regulation 4(6)(d) of those Regulations to ascertain whether the applicant is a prohibited person or not, a fee shall be payable by the applicant to the chief officer of police and the fee, which shall be payable prior to that check being carried out, shall be that specified in Table 2 in Part 9 of Schedule 8.

(12) Parts 2 and 4 of Schedule 8 shall have effect subject to, respectively, the Notes to Parts 2 and 4.

(13) For the purposes of this regulation and Schedule 8 —

(a) “the 1968 Act” means the Firearms Act 1968(16);

(b) “the 2005 Regulations” means the Manufacture and Storage of Explosives Regulations 2005(17);

(c) “ammonium nitrate blasting intermediate”, “licence”, “licensing authority”, “manufacture”, “on-site mixing”, “registration”, “shooters’ powder” and “site” have the same meanings as in the 2005 Regulations;

(d) “chief officer of police”, “explosives certificate” and “prohibited person” have the same meanings as in the Control of Explosives Regulations 1991;

(e) “firearm certificate”, “firearms dealer” and “shot gun certificate” have the same meanings as in the 1968 Act;

(f) “firearms dealer certificate” means a certificate granted or caused to be granted under section 33(4) of the 1968 Act to a person who is registered as a firearms dealer under that section;

(g) “relevant application under the 1968 Act” means an application under the 1968 Act —

(i) for a firearm certificate or a shot gun certificate or to be registered as a firearms dealer; or

(ii) for the renewal of a firearm certificate, a shot gun certificate or a firearms dealer certificate; and

(h) “relevant certificate” means a firearm certificate, a shot gun certificate or a firearms dealer certificate.

Date from which fees are payable under the Petroleum (Consolidation) Act 1928 and the Petroleum (Transfer of Licences) Act 1936

10.  Notwithstanding the provisions of section 4 of the Petroleum (Consolidation) Act 1928(18) or section 1(4) of the Petroleum (Transfer of Licences) Act 1936(19) the fees in respect of applications for petroleum licences prescribed by these Regulations shall be payable for any licence first having effect or any transfer or renewal of a licence first taking effect on or after the coming into force of these Regulations irrespective of the date of the application for that licence, transfer or renewal.

Fees for application for or changes to an explosives licence under Part IX of the Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations 1987

11.—(1) A fee shall be payable by the applicant to the Executive on each application for an explosives licence, for any alteration in the terms of, or other change to an existing licence under Part IX of the Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations 1987(20).

(2) The fee on an application for each purpose specified in column 1 of Schedule 9 shall be that specified in column 2 of that Schedule and where the fee is determined as an amount per hour worked, the fee, which shall be adjusted pro rata for a period worked of less than one hour, so calculated shall be payable prior to notification of the result of the application.

Estimate of cost of work

12.  Where any fee is to be assessed on the reasonable cost to the Executive of carrying out any work or testing under regulation 2(3)(b), 9(9), 17(1) or 17(2), or to the licensing authority of carrying out any work pursuant to regulation 9(2), the Executive or, as the case may be, the licensing authority shall:

(a) on receipt of the application or, as the case may be, request prepare and send to the person making the application or request an estimate of that cost; and

(b) before carrying out the work, obtain confirmation from the person making the application or request that he wishes the work to be carried out on the basis of that estimate of cost.

Fees for notifications and applications under the Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations 2000

13.—(1) The fee specified in column 2 of Schedule 10 shall be payable by a notifier to the competent authority on each such notification or application under the 2000 Regulations as is referred to in the corresponding entry in column 1 of that Schedule.

(2) No fee shall be returned to a notifier where the competent authority returns a notification pursuant to regulation 14(7) of the 2000 Regulations or a notifier withdraws his notification pursuant to regulation 15(6) of the 2000 Regulations.

(3) In this regulation, “the 2000 Regulations” means the Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations 2000(21) and “competent authority” has the same meaning as in those Regulations.

Fees for notifications and applications under the Notification of New Substances Regulations 1993

14.—(1) The fee specified in column 2 of Table 1 in Schedule 11 shall be payable by a notifier to the competent authority, within the meaning of the Notification of New Substances Regulations 1993(22), on each such notification or application under those Regulations as is referred to in the corresponding entry in column 1 of that Table.

(2) In the circumstances described in column 1 of Table 2 in Schedule 11, the fee specified in the corresponding entry in column 2 of that Table shall be payable by the notifier to the Executive in addition to the fee payable under paragraph (1) in respect of the notification concerned.

(3) In Schedule 11—

“the 1982 Regulations” means the Notification of New Substances Regulations 1982(23);

“the 1993 Regulations” means the Notification of New Substances Regulations 1993;

“the predecessor Directive” has the same meaning as is given to “the Directive” in the first mentioned Regulations in this paragraph;

“RTP polymer” means a polymer, which word has the same meaning as in the second mentioned Regulations in this paragraph, for which a reduced test package is acceptable pursuant to paragraph C.2 of Part D of Schedule 2 to those second mentioned Regulations; and,

references in that Schedule to “competent authority”, “the Directive”, “member State” and “process-orientated research and development” have the same meanings as in those second mentioned Regulations.

Fees payable in respect of offshore installations

15.—(1) A fee shall be payable to the Executive by the person referred to in column 2 of Schedule 12 for the performance by the Executive of such functions conferred on the Executive as are specified in column 1 of that Schedule.

(2) A fee shall be payable to the Executive by an operator or owner who has prepared a current safety case pursuant to the 2005 Regulations for the performance by or on behalf of the Executive, or by an inspector appointed by it, of any function conferred on the Executive or the inspector by the 1974 Act which relates to the enforcement of any of the relevant statutory provisions against one or more than one of the following —

(a) that operator or owner in relation to the installation to which the current safety case relates; or

(b) a contractor in relation to any work carried out by him on or in connection with that installation.

(3) For the purposes of this regulation, regulation 18 and Schedule 12, “the 1992 Regulations” means the Offshore Installations (Safety Case) Regulations 1992(24), “the 2005 Regulations” means the Offshore Installations (Safety Case) Regulations 2005(25) and “installation”, “current safety case”, “safety case”, “operator” and “owner” have the same meanings as in the 2005 Regulations.

Fees payable in respect of gas safety functions

16.—(1) A fee shall be payable to the Executive by the person referred to in column 2 of Schedule 13 for the performance by the Executive of such functions conferred on the Executive as are specified in column 1 of that Schedule.

(2) A fee shall be payable to the Executive by a person conveying gas who has prepared a safety case pursuant to the 1996 Regulations or by a network emergency co-ordinator for the performance by or on behalf of the Executive, or by an inspector appointed by it, of any function conferred on the Executive or the inspector by the 1974 Act which relates to the enforcement of any of the relevant statutory provisions against one or other or both of the following —

(a) that person in relation to the network, including a pipeline that it is intended will form part of the network, to which the safety case relates; or

(b) a contractor in relation to work carried out by him on or in connection with that network including work on a pipeline that it is intended will form part of that network;

insofar as such enforcement is for the purpose of protecting persons from risks arising from the manner in which gas is or is to be conveyed or used.

(3) A fee shall be payable to the Executive by a person conveying gas who has prepared a safety case pursuant to the 1996 Regulations and a major accident prevention document pursuant to the Pipelines Safety Regulations 1996(26) for the performance by or on behalf of the Executive, or by an inspector appointed by it, of any function conferred on the Executive or the inspector by the 1974 Act which relates to the enforcement of any of the relevant statutory provisions against one or other or both of the following —

(a) that person in relation to work relating to a major accident hazard pipeline, including the construction of a pipeline that it is intended will form part of the network, to which the major accident hazard prevention document relates; or

(b) a contractor in relation to work carried out by him relating to a major accident hazard pipeline, including the construction of a pipeline that it is intended will form part of the network, to which the major accident hazard prevention document relates;

(4) For the purposes of this regulation, regulation 18 and Schedule 13, “the 1996 Regulations” means the Gas Safety (Management) Regulations 1996(27), “network”, “network emergency co-ordinator” and “safety case” have the same meanings as in the 1996 Regulations and “major accident hazard pipeline” has the same meaning as in the Pipelines Safety Regulations 1996.

Fees payable in relation to nuclear installations

17.—(1) Where, by virtue of the provisions specified in entry (a) or (b) of column 1 of Table 1 in Schedule 14, the Executive carries out any work for a purpose specified in column 2 of that Table, a fee shall be payable to the Executive by the person referred to in column 3 of that Table.

(2) Where, by virtue of the provisions specified in column 1 of Table 2 in Schedule 14 the Executive carries out any work for the purpose specified in column 2 of that Table, a fee shall be payable to the Executive by the person referred to in column 3 of that Table.

(3) A fee shall be payable to the Executive by a licensee of a nuclear site for the performance by or on behalf of the executive or by an inspector appointed by it, of any function conferred on the Executive or the inspector by the 1974 Act which relates to the enforcement of any of the relevant statutory provisions against one or other or both of the following —

(a) that licensee ; or

(b) a contractor in relation to any work carried out by him on or in connection with that nuclear site.

(4) For the purpose of this regulation and Schedule 14—

“the 1965 Act” means the Nuclear Installations Act 1965(28);

“assessment agreement” means an agreement between the Executive and the person requesting the assessment of a design proposal, which identifies the scope of the assessment to be made by the Executive of that design proposal;

“design proposal” means a proposal for any nuclear installation, including matters relating to the installation’s construction, commissioning, operation and decommissioning, which is to be assessed by the Executive prior to any application for a licence under section 1(1) of the 1965 Act which may be made, based upon that proposal;

“licensee” means a person who has been granted a nuclear site licence pursuant to section 1(1) of the 1965 Act; and

“nuclear installation” means a nuclear reactor or an installation within the meaning of section 1(1)(b) of the 1965 Act.

Provisions supplementary to regulations 15 to 17

18.—(1) The fees referred to in regulations 15 to 17 above shall —

(a) not exceed the sum of the costs reasonably incurred by the Executive for the performance of the function, or in the case of regulation 17(1) and (2) the carrying out of the work, referred to in the respective regulation; and

(b) be payable within 30 days from the date of the invoice that the Executive has sent or given to the person who is required to pay the fees, and such invoices shall include a statement of the work done and the costs incurred including the period to which the statement relates.

 
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