Gas Act, 1976

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

40.—(1) A person, other than the Board, shall not, without giving previous and reasonable notice to the Minister, construct or operate a pipeline on, over or under the surface of land.

(2) Where notice is received by the Minister pursuant to subsection (1) of this section, the Minister shall requre the relevant pipeline to be constructed or operated, as may be appropriate, in accordance with such conditions of the kind mentioned in section 8 (8) of this Act or conditions analogous to all or any of the requirements of section 8 (9) of this Act, as he considers appropriate.

(3) Where the Minister makes a requirement under subsection (2) of this section, the person constructing or operating, as may be appropriate, the relevant pipeline shall comply with the requirement.