Petroleum and Other Minerals Development Act, 1960

General provisions as to regulations.

61.—(1) The Minister may make regulations—

(a) for any purpose for which regulations are provided for by any of the provisions of this Part, and

(b) for prescribing any matter or thing referred to in this Part as prescribed.

(2) Where the Minister proposes to make any regulation under this Part, he shall before doing so—

(a) cause a draft of the proposed regulation to be made,

(b) publish in one or more newspapers circulating in the State, a notice which shall state—

(i) that a draft of the proposed regulation has been prepared and may be inspected at the office of the Minister in Dublin at specified times,

(ii) the provision of this Act under which it is proposed to make the proposed regulation,

(iii) that the Minister will consider any representations in relation to the proposed regulation which are made to him not later than such date as the Minister thinks proper and specifies in the notice.

(3) Every regulation made under this Part shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made and if a resolution annulling such regulation is passed by either such House within the next subsequent twenty-one days on which such House has sat after such regulation is laid before it, such regulation shall be annulled accordingly but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under such regulation.