Gas (Amendment) Act, 2000

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Number 26 of 2000


GAS (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2000


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section

1.

Interpretation.

2.

Power to allocate use of certain amount of capacity of natural gas network.

3.

Method by which Commission shall select persons under procedure referred to in section 2(3)(a).

4.

Supplementary provisions to be included in regulations with respect to method of selection.

5.

Supplementary provisions to be included in regulations with respect to forfeitures.

6.

Criteria to be had regard to in deciding when station will become commissioned.

7.

Power to require certain information.

8.

Directions to Board with regard to use of natural gas network.

9.

Prohibition on Board entering into certain contracts.

10.

Obligation of Board to make available use of capacity of natural gas network.

11.

Provisions with respect to bonds, levies, etc. under regulations.

12.

Amendment of section 11 of Act of 1999.

13.

Amendment of section 12 of Act of 1999.

14.

Amendment of section 13 of Act of 1999.

15.

Amendment of section 32 of Act of 1999.

16.

Indemnification of Commission.

17.

Enlargement of powers of Board.

18.

Amendment of section 23(2) of Principal Act.

19.

Amendment of sections 40 and 40A of Principal Act.

20.

Conferral of powers of compulsory acquisition, etc. under Principal Act on certain persons.

21.

Miscellaneous amendments of Principal Act.

22.

Amendment of Registration of Title Act, 1964.

23.

Amendment of section 8 of Principal Act.

24.

Laying of regulations and orders before Houses of Oireachtas.

25.

Expenses.

26.

Short title, collective citations and construction.


Acts Referred to

Continental Shelf Act, 1968

1968, No. 14

Electricity Regulation Act, 1999

1999, No. 23

Gas Act, 1976

1976, No. 30

Gas Acts, 1976 to 1998

Gas (Amendment) Act, 1993

1993, No. 7

Registration of Title Act, 1964

1964, No. 16

Taxes Consolidation Act, 1997

1997, No. 39

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Number 26 of 2000


GAS (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2000


AN ACT TO PROVIDE, HAVING REGARD TO THE NEED TO SECURE AN INCREASE IN THE AMOUNT OF ELECTRICITY CAPABLE OF BEING GENERATED IN THE STATE AND THE LIMITED AMOUNT OF CAPACITY IN THE NATURAL GAS NETWORK THAT IS AVAILABLE FOR THAT PURPOSE FOR THE ALLOCATION TO PERSONS BY THE COMMISSION FOR ELECTRICITY REGULATION OF THE USE OF A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF THAT CAPACITY FOR THE PURPOSES OF SUPPLYING NATURAL GAS IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH GENERATION, TO ENLARGE THE POWERS OF BORD G?IS ÉIREANN UNDER THE GAS ACTS, 1976 TO 1998, TO OTHERWISE AMEND AND EXTEND THOSE ACTS, TO AMEND THE ELECTRICITY REGULATION ACT, 1999, IN CERTAIN RESPECTS AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS. [10th July, 2000]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: