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Gas Act, 1976

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Number 30 of 1976


GAS ACT, 1976


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I

Preliminary and General

Section

1.

Short title and commencement.

2.

Interpretation.

3.

Establishment day.

4.

Regulations.

5.

Service of notices, etc.

6.

Expenses.

PART II

Bord Gáis Éireann

Irish Gas Board

7.

Bord Gáis Éireann Irish Gas Board.

8.

Functions of Board.

9.

Conferring of additional functions on Board.

10.

Board to cover outgoings and earn reasonable return on capital.

11.

Directions as to profits, financial objectives and pricing policy of Board.

12.

Contracts by Board.

13.

Disclosure by member of Board of interest in proposed contract.

14.

Annual report and information to Minister.

15.

Accounts and audits.

16.

Staff of Board.

17.

Consultants and advisers.

18.

Superannuation of officers and servants of Board.

19.

Membership of either House of the Oireachtas of officers or servants of Board.

20.

Disclosure of information.

21.

Board's capital commitments.

22.

Advances to Board by Minister for Finance.

23.

Borrowing by Board for capital purposes.

24.

Temporary borrowing by Board.

25.

State guarantee of borrowings by Board for capital purposes.

26.

Entry on land by Board.

27.

Powers of Board in relation to the construction, maintenance and repair of pipelines.

28.

Restriction on compulsory acquisition etc. of land held by Board and certain rights over or in respect of land.

29.

Disposal etc. by Board of mineral rights restricted.

30.

Board may make certain bye-laws.

PART III

Deviations, Acquisition Orders and Compensation

31.

Deviations.

32.

Acquisition order.

33.

Compensation.

PART IV

Bord Gáis Éireann Teoranta

34.

Entry on land by Company.

35.

Dissolution of Company and transfer of its property, etc.

PART V

Miscellaneous

36.

Minister for Industry and Commerce to consult Minister as regards certain applications to him under certain licences and leases.

37.

Certain gas to be offered for sale to Board.

38.

Safety Regulations.

39.

Extinguishment of public right of way.

40.

Restriction on construction and operation of pipelines by persons other than Board.

41.

Savers.

PART VI

Amendments

42.

Section 89 of Local Government (Planning and Development) Act, 1963, not to apply to certain pipelines

43.

Amendment of section 72 of Registration of Title Act, 1964.

44.

Amendment of section 1 of Fuels (Control of Supplies) Act, 1971.

FIRST SCHEDULE

Irish Gas Board

SECOND SCHEDULE

Acquisition Orders

Acts Referred to

Petroleum and Other Minerals Development Act, 1960

1960, No. 7.

Continental Shelf Act, 1968

1968, No. 14.

Harbours Act, 1946

1946, No. 9.

Local Government Act, 1941

1941, No. 23.

Companies Act, 1963

1963, No. 33.

Local Government Act, 1946

1946, No. 24.

Minerals Development Act, 1940

1940, No. 31.

Registration of Title Act, 1964

1964, No. 16

Finance Act, 1895

1895, c. 16.

Arbitration Act, 1954

1954, No. 26.

Fuels (Control of Supplies) Act, 1971

1971, No. 3.

Superannuation Act, 1859

1859, sess. 1, c. 26.

Public Offices Fees Act, 1879

1879. c. 58.

Working Classes Act, 1890

1890, c. 72.

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Number 30 of 1976


GAS ACT, 1976


AN ACT TO MAKE PROVISION WITH RESPECT TO GAS SUPPLY AND FOR THAT PURPOSE TO ESTABLISH A BODY TO BE KNOWN IN THE IRISH LANGUAGE AS BORD GAIS EIREANN AND IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE AS THE IRISH GAS BOARD AND TO DEFINE ITS FUNCTIONS, TO MAKE CERTAIN PROVISIONS TO ENABLE THAT BODY TO ACQUIRE LAND AND CERTAIN RIGHTS RELATING TO LAND, TO AMEND CERTAIN ENACTMENTS AND TO MAKE OTHER PROVISIONS CONNECTED WITH THE FOREGOING. [19th July, 1976]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: