Order for Enforcement of the Gas Business Act

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Order for Enforcement of the Gas Business Act

The Cabinet hereby enacts this Cabinet Order pursuant to the provisions of Articles 21, 29, 38 and 41 of the Gas Business Act (Act No. 51 of 1954)

(Specified Gas Generating Facility)

Article 1 The community gas generating facilities specified by Cabinet Order referred to in Article 2, paragraph (3) of the Gas Business Act (hereinafter referred to as the "Act") shall have containers which conform to the standards or technical standards set forth in the High Pressure Gas Safety Act (Act No. 204 of 1951) or the Act on Securing Safety and Optimization of the Transaction of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Act No. 149 of 1967; hereinafter referred to as the "Liquefied Petroleum Gas Act") (excluding refrigerated containers for liquefied natural gas) and gas manifolds for the gas generated in such containers and carburation devices attached to such containers (excluding those which include devices which change the composition of the gas generated in such containers or in carburation devices attached to such containers).

(Method of Entrustment)

Article 2 The entrustment set forth in Article 33-2, paragraph (1) of the Act shall be conducted in accordance with the following provisions:

(i) A service agreement that includes terms and conditions concerning the following particulars shall be prepared:

(a) Particulars relating to the content of the entrusted Licensing Affairs.

(b) Particulars relating to the place and method of administering the entrusted Licensing Affairs.

(c) Particulars relating to the term of the service agreement and termination thereof.

(d) Other particulars specified by Ordinance of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

(ii) In the event of entrustment, public notice to such effect shall be given pursuant to the provisions of Ordinance of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

(Particulars Which May Not Be Entrusted)

Article 3 The particulars specified by Cabinet Order referred to in Article 33-2, paragraph (1) of the Act shall be as follows:

(i) Particulars of the recognition under the provisions of Article 32, paragraph (3), item (ii) of the Act.

(ii) Particulars concerning refusal to grant a chief gas engineer's license pursuant to the provisions of Article 32, paragraph (4) of the Act.

(Effective Term of Registration of a Registered Gas Facilities Inspection Body)

Article 4 The period specified by Cabinet Order referred to in Article 36-19, paragraph (1) of the Act (including cases where it is applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 39-14-4 of the Act) shall be three years.

(Specified Gas Generating Facility for Large-Volume Supply of Specified Gas)

Article 5 The Specified Gas Generating Facilities referred to in Article 37-6-2 of the Act and specified by Cabinet Order shall be containers which conform to the standards or technical standards set forth in the High Pressure Gas Safety Act or the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Act (limited to those for filling with liquefied petroleum gas as specified in Article 2, paragraph (1) of the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Act) and gas manifolds for the gas generated in such containers and carburation devices attached to such containers (excluding those which include devices which change the composition of the gas generated in such containers or in carburation devices attached to such containers).

(Application Mutatis Mutandis)

Article 6 (1) Pursuant to the provisions of Article 38, paragraph (2) of the Act, the provisions of Article 28, paragraphs (1) and (2) and Article 36-2 (excluding paragraph (6)) of the Act shall apply mutatis mutandis to Deemed Gas Suppliers.

(2) Pursuant to the provisions of Article 38, paragraph (2) of the Act, the provisions of Article 31, Article 35, paragraph (2) and Article 36 of the Act shall apply mutatis mutandis to any Deemed Gas Supplier who owns a workplace which has a pipeline which extends continuously for more than five hundred meters outside its premises.

(3) The provisions of the preceding two paragraphs shall not apply to any business for which the greatest production capacity or supply capacity of gas per day is less than three hundred cubic meters under normal conditions (which means a temperature of zero degrees and a pressure of 101.3250 kilopascals).

(Gas Equipment)

Article 7 The Gas Equipment referred to in Article 39-2, paragraph (1) of the Act shall be listed in Appended Table 1.

(Specified Gas Equipment)

Article 8 The Specified Gas Equipment referred to in Article 39-2, paragraph (2) of the Act shall be listed in the left-hand column of Appended Table 2.

(Period of Elapsation of Maintained Certificates)

Article 9 The period specified by Cabinet Order referred to in the proviso to Article 39-11, paragraph (1) of the Act shall be listed in the right-hand column of Appended Table 2 with respect to the Specified Gas Equipment described in the left-hand column of said table.

(The Bearing of Expenses Required for Inspections at the Office of a Foreign-Registered Gas Equipment Inspection Body)

Article 10 The expenses specified by Cabinet Order referred to in Article 39-17, paragraph (2) of the Act shall be an amount equivalent to the travel expenses incurred by the officials specified in paragraph (1), item (viii) of such Article (when the National Institute of Technology and Evaluation is made to conduct the relevant inspection (hereinafter referred to as the "NITE"), the NITE's officials) to travel to the relevant office or place of business for the inspection specified in said item. In this case, details necessary for calculating the travel expenses shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

(Collection of Reports)

Article 11 (1) The particulars which the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry may have a Gas Supplier report pursuant to the provisions of Article 46, paragraph (1) of the Act shall be as follows (excluding item (iii) with respect to Large-Volume Gas Suppliers):

(i) Particulars relating to the operation of gas supply services.

(ii) Particulars relating to the safety of construction, maintenance and the operation of Gas Facilities.

(iii) Particulars relating to the keeping of accounts.

(iv) Particulars relating to the operation of services concerning investigation of Gas Appliances.

(2) The particulars which the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry may have a Determined Gas Supplier report pursuant to the provisions of Article 46, paragraph (1) of the Act shall be particulars relating to the safety of construction, maintenance and operation of the facilities which are used for its business.

(3) The particulars which the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry may have a person engaged in the manufacture or import of Gas Equipment report pursuant to the provisions of Article 46, paragraph (1) of the Act shall be particulars relating to the type (model for a Notifying Manufacturer/Importer), quantity, place of manufacture or storage or sale, content of inspection records, and major customers, with respect to the Gas Equipment that such person manufactures or imports, and any disaster which has occurred upon the use of such Gas Equipment and measures taken to prevent the recurrence thereof and other particulars relating to the conduct of manufacture or import of such Gas Equipment.

(4) The particulars which the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry may have a person engaged in the sale of Gas Equipment report pursuant to the provisions of Article 46, paragraph (1) of the Act shall be particulars relating to the type, quantity, place of storage or sale, or suppliers and major customers, with respect to the Gas Equipment that such person sells and other particulars relating to the conduct of sale of such Gas Equipment.

(Particulars Administered by Prefectural or Municipal Governments)

Article 12 (1) The particulars subject to the authority of the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry as prescribed in Article 46, paragraph (1), Article 47, paragraph (1) and Article 47-2, paragraph (1) of the Act and that relate to persons engaged in the sale of Gas Equipment (hereinafter referred to as the "On-site Inspection Particulars, Etc." in this Article) shall be administered, in accordance with the categories listed in the following items, by the person specified in each of such items; provided, however, that this shall not preclude the administration of such particulars by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry

(i) If the workplace is located within the limits of a city, the mayor of said city (if the mayor of said city so requests and the governor of the prefecture to which said city finds it necessary, such governor and mayor).

(ii) If the workplace is located within the limits of a town or village, the governor of the prefecture to which said town or village belongs.

(2) Any prefectural governor or mayor who has administered On-site Inspection Particulars, Etc. pursuant to the provisions of the preceding paragraph must, pursuant to an Ordinance of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, report the results thereof to the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry.

(3) If a prefectural governor or mayor administers On-site Inspection Particulars, Etc. pursuant to the provisions of paragraph (1), any provisions in the Act concerning the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry that relate to On-site Inspection Particulars, Etc. shall apply to said prefectural governor or mayor as provisions concerning said prefectural governor or mayor.

(Delegation of Authority)

Article 13 The authority of the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry listed in the left-hand column of the following Table shall be exercised by the Director of a Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry or the Director of a Regional Industrial Safety and Inspection Department as specified in the right-hand column of such Table; provided, however, that this shall not preclude that the authority prescribed in item (v), item (vi), item (viii), item (xi), item (xv), items (xviii) through (xx), item (xxiv), items (xxviii) through (xxx), item (xxxii) and item (xxxiii) be exercised by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry.

|(i) The authority based on the provisions of Article 3, Article 6, paragraph (1), Article 7, Article 9, paragraphs (1), (2), (4) and (5), Article 11, paragraph (2), Article 13, paragraphs (1) and (2), Article 15, paragraphs (1), (2) and Article 14, paragraph (3) as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to paragraph (3) of Article 15, Article 17, paragraphs (1), (4), (5), (7), (9), (10), (12) and (13), Article 18, the proviso to Article 20, Article 22, paragraph (1) (including the cases where it is applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 22, paragraph (2)), the proviso to paragraph (3), paragraphs (4) and (6), Article 22-2, paragraph (1) and paragraphs (3) through (5), Article 22-5, paragraph (1), paragraphs (4) through (6) (including the cases where these are applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to paragraph (8) of such Article) and paragraph (7), Article 23, paragraph (1) and paragraphs (3) through (5), Article 24, Article 25, paragraphs (1), (2), (4) and (5), Article 25-2, paragraph (2), Article 26, paragraph (2), Article 26-2, paragraph (2) and Article 27 of the Act and that relates to the General Gas Utility (excluding those who have over million gas meters installed in their service area) whose service area is located only in the jurisdictional district of one Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry|Director of a Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry who governs the service area|

|(ii) The authority based on the provisions of Article 8, paragraph (1) and Article 7 as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to paragraph (3) of Article 8 of the Act that falls under any of the following categories:||

|1. The authority that relates to the General Gas Utility prescribed in the preceding item (with respect to those concerning a service area, limited to cases where the changed service area is located only in the jurisdictional district of one Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry)|Director of a Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry who governs the service area|

|2. The authority that relates to a General Gas Utility other than the General Gas Utility prescribed in the preceding item and that pertains to a service point (excluding cases where it is accompanied by a change of service area)|Director of a Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry who governs the service point|

|(iii) The authority based on the provisions of Article 10, paragraphs (1) and (2) of the Act (excluding cases where the authority relates to a General Gas Utility other than the General Gas Utility prescribed in item (i) and where a person becomes a General Gas Utility other than the General Gas Utility prescribed in item (i) through assignment or merger or split)|Director of a Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry who governs the service area|

|(iv) The authority based on the provisions of Article 15, Article 17, paragraphs (1), (4), (5), (7), (9), (10), (12) and (13), Article 18 and the proviso to Article 20 of the Act that relates to a General Gas Utility other than the General Gas Utility prescribed in item (i) and pertaining to a service point|Director of a Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry who governs the service point|

|(v) The authority based on the provisions of Article 22-4, paragraph (2) of the Act that relates to the General Gas Utility prescribed in item (i)|Director of a Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry who governs the service area|

|(vi) The authority based on the provisions of Article 25-2, paragraph (1) of the Act|Director of a Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry who governs the service area or Director of a Regional Industrial Safety and Inspection Department who governs the installation site of Gas Facilities|

|(vii) The authority based on the provisions of Article 25-3 of the Act that relates to the General Gas Utility whose service area is located in the jurisdictional district of the same Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry (excluding cases where it relates to a General Gas Utility other than the General Gas Utility prescribed in item (i))|Director of a Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry who governs the service area|

|(viii) The authority based on the provisions of Article 28, paragraphs (2) (including the cases where it is applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 37-7, paragraph (1), Article 37-8, Article 37-10 and Article 38, paragraph (2) of the Act) and paragraph (3) (including the cases where it is applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 37-7, paragraph (1), Article 37-8 and Article 37-10 of the Act) of the Act that relates to the Gas Facilities (regarding a Deemed Gas Supplier, the facilities which are used for its business; hereinafter the same shall apply in this item and items (x) through (xii)) which are located only in the jurisdictional district of one Regional Industrial Safety and Inspection Department|Director of a Regional Industrial Safety and Inspection Department who governs the installation site of Gas Facilities|

|(ix) The authority based on the provisions of Article 30, paragraphs (1) through (3) of the Act (including cases where it is applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 37-7, paragraph (3), Article 37-8 and Article 37-10 of the Act) that relates to the General Gas Utility (excluding those who have over one million gas meters installed in their service area) who has the Gas Facilities which are used for its business installed only in the jurisdictional district of one Regional Industrial Safety and Inspection Department|Director of a Regional Industrial Safety and Inspection Department who governs the installation site of Gas Facilities|

|(x) The authority based on the provisions of Article 31, paragraph (2) of the Act (including cases where it is applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 37-7, paragraph (1), Article 37-8, Article 37-10 and Article 38, paragraph (2) of the Act) that relates to the chief gas engineer by whom the Gas Facilities located only in the jurisdictional district of one Regional Industrial Safety and Inspection Department are supervised|Director of a Regional Industrial Safety and Inspection Department who governs the installation site of Gas Facilities|

|(xi) The authority based on the provisions of Article 36 of the Act (including the cases where it is applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 37-7, paragraph (1), Article 37-8, Article 37-10 and Article 38, paragraph (2) of the Act) that relates to the chief gas engineer by whom the Gas Facilities located only in the jurisdictional district of one Regional Industrial Safety and Inspection Department are supervised|Director of a Regional Industrial Safety and Inspection Department who governs the installation site of Gas Facilities|

|(xii) The authority based on the provisions of Article 36-2, paragraphs (1), (2) and (4) through (8) (including cases where these are applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 37-8 and Article 37-10 of the Act), Article 36-2-3, paragraph (1) and Article 36-2, paragraphs (1), (2), (4), (5), (7) and (8) as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 38, paragraph (2) of the Act that relates to the construction of the Gas Facilities located only in the jurisdictional district of one Regional Industrial Safety and Inspection Department|Director of a Regional Industrial Safety and Inspection Department who governs the installation site of Gas Facilities|

|(xiii) The authority based on the provisions of Article 37-2, Article 37-3, paragraph (1), Article 37-5, paragraph (1), Article 8, paragraph (1), Article 9, paragraphs (1), (2), (4) and (5), Article 10, paragraphs (1) and (2), Article 11, paragraph (2), Article 13, paragraphs (1) and (2), Article 14, paragraphs (1), (2) and (3) (including cases where it is applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 15, paragraph (3) of the Act) and Article 15, paragraph (1) as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 37-7, paragraph (1) and Article 47-5, paragraph (1) of the Act that relates to the Community Gas Utility whose service point and Gas Facilities used for its business are located only in the jurisdictional district of one Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry|Director of a Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry who governs the service point or Director of a Regional Industrial Safety and Inspection Department who governs the installation site of Gas Facilities|

|(xiv) The authority based on the provisions of Article 37-6-2 and Article 7 (including cases where it is applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 8, paragraph (3) of the Act), Article 15, paragraph (2) and Article 14, paragraph (3) as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to paragraph (3) of Article 15, Article 17, paragraphs (1), (4), (5), (7), (9), (10), (12) and (13), Article 18 and Article 25-2, paragraph (2) as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 37-7, paragraph (1) of the Act that relates to the Community Gas Utility whose service point is located only in the jurisdictional district of one Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry|Director of a Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry who governs the service point|

|(xv) The authority based on the provisions of Article 25-2, paragraph (1) of the Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 37-7, paragraph (1) of the Act|Director of a Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry who governs the service point or Director of a Regional Industrial Safety and Inspection Department who governs the installation site of Gas Facilities|

|(xvi) The authority based on the provisions of Article 37-7-2, paragraphs (1), (4) through (6) (including cases where these are applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to paragraph (8) of such Article), (7) and (9) and Article 11, paragraph (2), Article 22, paragraphs (1) (including cases where it is applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to paragraph (2) of such Article), the proviso to paragraph (3), (4) and (6), Article 22-2, paragraphs (1) and (3) through (5) and Article 26, paragraph (2) as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 37-8 of the Act that relates to the Gas Pipeline Service Provider who has the Specified Pipes which are used for its business installed only in the jurisdictional district of one Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry|Director of a Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry who governs the installation site of Specified Pipes|

|(xvii) The authority based on the provisions of Article 37-7-3, paragraph (1) and paragraphs (3) through (5) of such Article (including cases where these are applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 37-9, paragraph (2) of the Act), Article 37-7-4 (including cases where it is applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 38, paragraph (1) of the Act) and Article 37-9, paragraph (1) of the Act (excluding cases where the authority relates to the supply of gas in the service area of a General Gas Utility other than the General Gas Utility prescribed in item (i))|Director of a Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry who governs the service point|

|(xviii) The authority based on the provisions of Article 22-4, paragraph (2) of the Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 37-8 of the Act and that relates to the Gas Pipeline Service Provider prescribed in item (xvi)|Director of a Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry who governs the installation site of Specified Pipes|

|(xix) The authority based on the provisions of Article 25-2, paragraph (1) of the Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 37-8 of the Act|Director of a Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry who governs the installation site of Specified Pipes or Director of a Regional Industrial Safety and Inspection Department who governs the installation site of Gas Facilities|

|(xx) The authority based on the provisions of Article 25-2, paragraph (1) of the Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 37-10 of the Act|Director of a Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry who governs the service point or Director of a Regional Industrial Safety and Inspection Department who governs the installation site of Gas Facilities|

|(xxi) The authority based on the provisions of Article 39 of the Act that relates to the Determined Gas Supplier whose facilities which are used for its business are located only in the jurisdictional district of one Regional Industrial Safety and Inspection Department|Director of a Regional Industrial Safety and Inspection Department who governs the installation site of facilities|

|(xxii) The authority based on the provisions of Article 39-3, paragraph (2), item (i) of the Act that relates to a person whose workplace concerning manufacturing, importing or selling of Gas Equipment is located only in the jurisdictional district of one Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry|Director of a Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry who governs the location of workplace|

|(xxiii) The authority based on the provisions of Article 39-5, Article 39-6, paragraph (2), Article 39-7 through Article 39-9 and Article 39-10, paragraph (1), item (i) of the Act that relates to a Notifying Manufacturer/Importer whose workplace concerning manufacturing or importing of Gas Equipment which is classified by one notification category (which means the categories of Gas Equipment specified by an Ordinance of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry as set forth in Article 39-5 of the Act) is located only in the jurisdictional district of one Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry|Director of a Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry who governs the location of workplace|

|(xxiv) The authority based on the provisions of Article 39-13 and Article 39-14 of the Act|Director of a Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry who governs the location of workplace of a Notifying Manufacturer/Importer|

|(xxv) The authority based on the provisions of Article 40-3 of the Act|Director of a Regional Industrial Safety and Inspection Department who governs the installation site of Gas Appliances|

|(xxvi) The authority based on the provisions of Article 43, paragraphs (1) and (2) of the Act that relates to the land located only in the jurisdictional district of one Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry|Director of a Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry who governs the location of a land|

|(xxvii) The authority based on the provisions of Article 44, paragraph (2) of the Act that relates to the plants located only in the jurisdictional district of one Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry|Director of a Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry and Director of a Regional Industrial Safety and Inspection Department who govern the location of plants|

|(xxviii) The authority based on the provisions of Article 45-2 of the Act|Director of a Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry who governs the service area or the installation site of Specified Pipes|

|(xxix) The authority based on the provisions of Article 46, paragraph (1) and Article 47, paragraph (1) of the Act that falls under any of the following categories:||

|1. The authority that relates to a General Gas Utility|Director of a Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry who governs the service area or Director of a Regional Industrial Safety and Inspection Department who governs the installation site of Gas Facilities|

|2. The authority that relates to a Community Gas Utility|Director of a Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry who governs the service point or Director of a Regional Industrial Safety and Inspection Department who governs the installation site of Gas Facilities|

|3. The authority that relates to a Gas Pipeline Service Provider|Director of a Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry who governs the installation site of Specified Pipes or Director of a Regional Industrial Safety and Inspection Department who governs the installation site of Gas Facilities|

|4. The authority that relates to a Large-Volume Gas Supplier|Director of a Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry who governs the service point or Director of a Regional Industrial Safety and Inspection Department who governs the installation site of Gas Facilities|

|5. The authority that relates to a Determined Gas Supplier|Director of a Regional Industrial Safety and Inspection Department who governs the installation site of facilities|

|6. The authority that relates to a person engaged in manufacturing or importing Gas Equipment|Director of a Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry who governs the location of workplace|

|(xxx) The authority based on the provisions of Article 47-2, paragraph (1) of the Act that relates to a person engaged in manufacturing or importing Gas Equipment|Director of a Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry who governs the location of workplace|

|(xxxi) The authority based on the provisions of Article 48 and Article 49, paragraph (1) of the Act (limited to cases where it relates to the exercise of the authority specified in items (i), (iv) and (xiv))|Director of a Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry who governs the service area|

|(xxxii) The authority based on the provisions of Article 49, paragraph (1) of the Act (limited to cases where it relates to the exercise of the authority specified in Article 39-14 of the Act)|Director of a Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry who governs the location of workplace|

|(xxxiii) The authority based on the provisions of Article 51 of the Act|Director of a Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry who governs the service area or the service point|

(Particulars on Which the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry may Instruct)

Article 14 The particulars specified by Cabinet Order referred to in Article 52-3 of the Act shall be those that are administered by a prefectural governor or a mayor pursuant to the provisions of Article 12, paragraph (1).

Supplementary Provisions [Extract]

(1) This Cabinet Order shall come into force as of the date of promulgation.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 197 of July 6, 1954] [Extract]

(1) This Cabinet Order shall come into force as of July 10, 1954.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 217 of June 30, 1966]

This Cabinet Order shall come into force as of July 1, 1966.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 292 of August 19, 1966]

This Cabinet Order shall come into force as of September 1, 1966.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 300 of October 9, 1970] [Extract]

(1) This Cabinet Order shall come into force as of the date of enforcement of the Act for Partial Revision of the Gas Business Act (Act No. 18 of 1970) (October 12, 1970).

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 96 of April 1, 1971] [Extract]

(1) This Cabinet Order shall come into force as of the date of promulgation.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 176 of June 5, 1975] [Extract]

(Effective Date)

(1) This Cabinet Order shall come into force as of the date of promulgation.

(Transitional Measures)

(5) Any person engaged in the sale of the Gas Equipment specified in item (vi) of the Appended Table of the Order for Enforcement of the Gas Business Act after the revision pursuant to Article 3 may, for a period of two months commencing from the date of enforcement of this Cabinet Order, notwithstanding the provisions of Article 39-3 of the Gas Business Act, sell or display for sale Gas Equipment which does not have the labeling set forth in Article 39-5 or Article 39-12 of such Act.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 171 of July 22, 1983]

This Cabinet Order shall come into force as of the date of enforcement of the Act for Partial Revision of Relevant Acts to Facilitate Acquisition of Approval of Types, Etc. by Foreign Business Operators (August 1, 1983).

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 19 of February 21, 1984]

This Cabinet Order shall come into force as of March 9, 1984.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 17 of February 28, 1986] [Extract]

(1) This Cabinet Order shall come into force as of the date of enforcement of the provisions of Article 12 of the Act on the Consolidation and Rationalization of Regulations on Permissions, Approvals and Other Private Sector Activities (March 1, 1986).

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 37 of March 3, 1989]

(Effective Date)

Article 1 This Cabinet Order shall come into force as of May 1, 1989.

(Transitional Measures)

Article 2 With respect to the Gas Equipment set forth in Appended Table 2 prior to the revision and not set forth in Appended Table 2 after the revision (hereinafter referred to as "Second-Class Gas Equipment") and which has been manufactured prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order (excluding imported items and items which have been brought by the manufacturer into conformity with the technical standards specified by Ordinance of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry as set forth in Article 39-19, paragraph (1) of the Gas Business Act (hereinafter referred to as the "Act")), notwithstanding the provisions of Appended Table 2 after the revision, the provisions then in force shall remain applicable.

Article 3 Any person who has obtained or applied for approval of the Minister of International Trade and Industry as set forth in the proviso to Article 39-3 of the Act with respect to Second-Class Gas Equipment (excluding items to which the provisions then in force remain applicable pursuant to the preceding Article) prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order shall be deemed to have obtained or applied for approval set forth in the proviso to Article 39-11, paragraph (1) or the proviso to Article 39-20 of the Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 39-19, paragraph (2) of the Act with respect to the Second-Class Gas Equipment for which such approval has been granted or such application has been made.

Article 4 With respect to the application of Article 39-17 or Article 39-18 of the Act to any person engaged in the manufacture or import of Second-Class Gas Equipment prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order, the phrase "for a period of thirty days from the commencement of the business" in these provisions shall be deemed to be replaced with "until May 31, 1989".

Article 5 With respect to the application of penal provisions to any acts committed prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order as well as any acts committed after the enforcement of this Cabinet Order with regard to Second-Class Gas Equipment to which the provisions then in force shall remain applicable pursuant to Article 2 of the Supplementary Provisions, the provisions then in force shall remain applicable.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 298 of October 2, 1990]

This Cabinet Order shall come into force as of October 8, 1990.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 303 of September 19, 1994] [Extract]

(Effective Date)

Article 1 This Cabinet Order shall come into force as of the date of enforcement of the Administrative Procedure Act (October 1, 1994).

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 411 of December 26, 1994] [Extract]

(Effective Date)

Article 1 This Cabinet Order shall come into force as of the date of enforcement of the Act for Partial Revision of the Gas Business Act (Act No. 42 of 1994) (March 1, 1995).

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 98 of April 3, 1996] [Extract]

(Effective Date)

Article 1 This Cabinet Order shall come into force as of May 1, 1996.

(Transitional Measures)

Article 2 With respect to the Gas Equipment set forth in Appended Table 2 prior to the revision and not set forth in Appended Table 2 after the revision (hereinafter referred to as "Second-Class Gas Equipment under Transition") and which has been manufactured prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order (excluding imported items), notwithstanding the provisions of Appended Table 2 after the revision, the provisions then in force shall remain applicable.

Article 3 Any person who has obtained or applied for approval of the Minister of International Trade and Industry as set forth in the proviso to Article 39-3 or the proviso to Article 39-11, paragraph (1) of the Gas Business Act (hereinafter referred to as the "Act") with respect to Second-Class Gas Equipment under Transition (excluding items to which the provisions then in force shall remain applicable pursuant to the preceding Article) prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order shall be deemed to have obtained or applied for approval set forth in the proviso to Article 39-11, paragraph (1) or the proviso to Article 39-20 of the Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 39-19, paragraph (2) of the Act with respect to the Second-Class Gas Equipment under Transition for which such approval has been granted or the application has been made.

Article 4 With respect to the application of Article 39-17 or Article 39-18 of the Act to any person engaged in the manufacture or import of Second-Class Gas Equipment under Transition, prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order, the phrase "for a period of thirty days from the commencement of the business" in these provisions shall be deemed to be replaced with "until May 31, 1996".

Article 5 Any person who has obtained or applied for approval as set forth in Article 39-8, paragraph (1) of the Act, prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order, with respect to a model of Second-Class Gas Equipment under Transition shall, notwithstanding the provisions of the preceding Article, be deemed to have given a notification under Article 39-17 of the Act with respect to Second-Class Gas Equipment under Transition falling within the model covered by the approval or application.

Article 6 With respect to the application of penal provisions to any acts committed prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order as well as any acts committed after the enforcement of this Cabinet Order with regard to Second-Class Gas Equipment under Transition to which the provisions then in force shall remain applicable pursuant to Article 2 of the Supplementary Provisions, the provisions then in force shall remain applicable.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 20 of February 19, 1997] [Extract]

(Effective Date)

Article 1 This Cabinet Order shall come into force as of April 1, 1997.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 164 of April 16, 1997]

This Cabinet Order shall come into force as of the date of partial enforcement of the Act for Partial Revision of the Acts Related to the Ministry of International Trade and Industry for the Purpose of Improvement of Regulations on Private Sector Activities and Rationalization of Administrative Affairs (April 17, 1997).

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 371 of November 17, 1999] [Extract]

(Effective Date)

Article 1 This Cabinet Order shall come into force as of November 19, 1999.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 385 of December 3, 1999] [Extract]

(Effective Date)

Article 1 This Cabinet Order shall come into force as of April 1, 2000.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 99 of March 24, 2000]

This Cabinet Order shall come into force as of April 1, 2000.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 136 of March 29, 2000]

(Effective Date)

Article 1 This Cabinet Order shall come into force as of October 1, 2000.

(Period Specified by Cabinet Order Set Forth in Article 5, Paragraph (1) of the Supplementary Provisions of the Consolidation and Streamlining Act)

Article 2 The period specified by Cabinet Order referred to in Article 5, paragraph (1) of the Supplementary Provisions of the Act on Consolidation and Streamlining of Standards and Certification Systems Relating to the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (hereinafter referred to as the "Consolidation and Streamlining Act") shall be, with respect to the Specified Products under Transition listed in the left-hand column of Appended Table 1 of the Supplementary Provisions (which means the Specified Products under Transition set forth in said paragraph), prescribed in the right-hand column of said Table.

(Period Specified by Cabinet Order Set Forth in Article 5, Paragraph (2) of Supplementary Provisions of the Consolidation and Streamlining Act)

Article 3 The period specified by Cabinet Order referred to in Article 5, paragraph (2) of the Supplementary Provisions of the Consolidation and Streamlining Act shall be, with respect to the Special Specified Products under Transition listed in the left-hand column of Appended Table 2 of the Supplementary Provisions (which means the Special Specified Products under Transition set forth in said paragraph), prescribed in the right-hand column of said Table.

(Period Specified by Cabinet Order Set Forth in Article 18, Paragraph (1) of the Supplementary Provisions of the Consolidation and Streamlining Act)

Article 4 The period specified by Cabinet Order referred to in Article 18, paragraph (1) of the Supplementary Provisions of the Consolidation and Streamlining Act shall be, with respect to the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Equipment under Transition, etc. listed in the left-hand column of Appended Table 3 of the Supplementary Provisions (which means the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Equipment under Transition, etc. set forth in Article 16 of the Supplementary Provisions of the Consolidation and Streamlining Act), prescribed in the right-hand column of said Table.

(Period Specified by Cabinet Order Set Forth in Article 18, Paragraph (2) of the Supplementary Provisions of the Consolidation and Streamlining Act)

Article 5 The period specified by Cabinet Order referred to in Article 18, paragraph (2) of the Supplementary Provisions of the Consolidation and Streamlining Act shall be, with respect to the Specified Liquefied Petroleum Gas Equipment under Transition, etc. listed in the left-hand column of Appended Table 4 of the Supplementary Provisions (which means the Specified Liquefied Petroleum Gas Equipment under Transition, etc. set forth in said paragraph), prescribed in the right-hand column of said Table.

(Period Specified by Cabinet Order Set Forth in Article 19 of the Supplementary Provisions of the Consolidation and Streamlining Act)

Article 6 The period specified by Cabinet Order referred to in Article 19 of the Supplementary Provisions of the Consolidation and Streamlining Act shall be, with respect to the Second-Class Liquefied Petroleum Gas Equipment under Transition, etc. listed in the left-hand column of Appended Table 5 of the Supplementary Provisions (which means the Second-Class Liquefied Petroleum Gas Equipment under Transition, etc. set forth in said Article), prescribed in the right-hand column of said Table.

(Period Specified by Cabinet Order Set Forth in Article 61, Paragraph (1) of the Supplementary Provisions of the Consolidation and Streamlining Act)

Article 7 The period specified by Cabinet Order referred to in Article 61, paragraph (1) of the Supplementary Provisions of the Consolidation and Streamlining Act shall be, with respect to the Gas Equipment under Transition listed in the left-hand column of Appended Table 6 of the Supplementary Provisions (which means the Gas Equipment under Transition set forth in Article 59 of the Supplementary Provisions of the Consolidation and Streamlining Act), prescribed in the right-hand column of said Table.

(Period Specified by Cabinet Order Set Forth in Article 61, Paragraph (2) of the Supplementary Provisions of the Consolidation and Streamlining Act)

Article 8 The period specified by Cabinet Order referred to in Article 61, paragraph (2) of the Supplementary Provisions of the Consolidation and Streamlining Act shall be, with respect to the Specified Gas Equipment under Transition listed in the left-hand column of Appended Table 7 of the Supplementary Provisions (which means the Specified Gas Equipment under Transition set forth in said paragraph), prescribed in the right-hand column of said Table.

(Period Specified by Cabinet Order Set Forth in Article 62 of the Supplementary Provisions of the Consolidation and Streamlining Act)

Article 9 The period specified by Cabinet Order referred to in Article 62 of the Supplementary Provisions of the Consolidation and Streamlining Act shall be, with respect to the Second-Class Gas Equipment under Transition listed in the left-hand column of Appended Table 8 of the Supplementary Provisions (which means the Second-Class Gas Equipment under Transition set forth in said Article), prescribed in the right-hand column of said Table.

(Transitional Measures upon Enforcement of the Consolidation and Streamlining Act)

Article 10 (1) In addition to the cases where the provisions then in force shall remain applicable pursuant to the following paragraph, with respect to the First-Class Specified Products listed in item (ii) of Appended Table 1 of the Order for Enforcement of the Consumer Product Safety Act prior to the revision pursuant to Article 3 and to which labeling is affixed under Article 27 of the Consumer Product Safety Act prior to the revision pursuant to Article 1 of the Consolidation and Streamlining Act (hereinafter referred to as the "Old Consumer Product Safety Act" in this Article) as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 32-4, paragraph (2) of the Old Consumer Product Safety Act, notwithstanding the provisions of Article 4, paragraph (1) and Article 5 of the Consumer Product Safety Act after the revision pursuant to Article 1 of the Consolidation and Streamlining Act (hereinafter referred to as the "New Consumer Product Safety Act" in the following paragraph), the provisions then in force shall remain applicable for a period of three years from the date of enforcement of Article 1 of the Consolidation and Streamlining Act.

(2) With respect to the selling or labeling of the First-Class Specified Products listed in item (ii) of Appended Table 1 of the Order for Enforcement of the Consumer Product Safety Act prior to the revision pursuant to Article 3 regarding approval of models set forth in Article 32-4, paragraph (1) of the Old Consumer Product Safety Act prior to the enforcement of Article 1 of the Consolidation and Streamlining Act (including approval of models subject to the provisions then in force remaining applicable pursuant to Article 4, paragraph (1) or paragraph (3) of the Supplementary Provisions of the Consolidation and Streamlining Act (limited to those related to the Foreign Registered Manufacturing Business Operators set forth in Article 32-2 of the Old Consumer Product Safety Act)), notwithstanding the provisions of Article 4, paragraph (1) and Article 5 of the New Consumer Product Safety Act, the provisions then in force shall remain applicable until whichever is the earliest out of the date on which three years have elapsed from the date of enforcement of Article 1 of the Consolidation and Streamlining Act or the date on which ten years have elapsed from the date of such approval.

Article 11 (1) In addition to the cases where the provisions then in force shall remain applicable pursuant to the following paragraph, with respect to the First-Class Gas Equipment prescribed in Appended Table 2 of the Order for Enforcement of the Gas Business Act prior to the revision pursuant to Article 1 which is not prescribed in the left-hand column of Appended Table 2 of the Order for Enforcement of the Gas Business Act after the revision pursuant to such Article (hereinafter referred to as the "First-Class Gas Equipment under Transition" in the following paragraph) to which labeling is affixed under Article 39-12 of the Gas Business Act prior to the revision pursuant to Article 11 of the Consolidation and Streamlining Act (hereinafter referred to as the "Old Gas Business Act" in this Article) as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 39-14, paragraph (7) of the Old Gas Business Act, notwithstanding the provisions of Article 39-3, paragraph (1) and Article 39-4 of the Gas Business Act after the revision pursuant to Article 11 of the Consolidation and Streamlining Act (hereinafter referred to as the "New Gas Business Act" in the following paragraph), the provisions then in force shall remain applicable for a period of five years from the date of enforcement of Article 11 of the Consolidation and Streamlining Act.

(2) With respect to the selling or labeling of the First-Class Gas Equipment under Transition regarding approval of models set forth in Article 39-13-3 of the Old Gas Business Act prior to the enforcement of Article 11 of the Consolidation and Streamlining Act (including approval of models subject to the provisions then in force remaining applicable pursuant to Article 60, paragraph (1) or paragraph (3) of the Supplementary Provisions of the Consolidation and Streamlining Act (limited to those related to the Foreign Registered Manufacturing Business Operators set forth in Article 39-13-3 of the Old Gas Business Act)), notwithstanding the provisions of Article 39-3, paragraph (1) and Article 39-4 of the New Gas Business Act, the provisions then in force shall remain applicable until whichever is the earliest of the date on which five years have elapsed from the date of enforcement of Article 11 of the Consolidation and Streamlining Act or the date on which five years have elapsed from the date of such approval.

(Transitional Measures Concerning Penal Provisions)

Article 12 With respect to the application of penal provisions to any acts committed prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order as well as any acts committed after the enforcement of this Cabinet Order to which the provisions then in force shall remain applicable pursuant to these Supplementary Provisions, the provisions then in force shall remain applicable.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 311 of June 7, 2000] [Extract]

(Effective Date)

Article 1 This Cabinet Order shall come into force as of the date of enforcement of the Act for Partial Revision of the Cabinet Act (Act No. 88 of 1999) (January 6, 2001).

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 333 of June 7, 2000] [Extract]

(Effective Date)

(1) This Cabinet Order (excluding Article 1) shall come into force as of April 1, 2001.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 434 of September 22, 2000] [Extract]

(Effective Date)

Article 1 This Cabinet Order shall come into force as of October 1, 2000; provided, however, that the provisions of Articles 1 (limited to those regarding item (i)) through 3, Article 5, the provisions of Article 10 revising Article 3 of the Order for Enforcement of the Consumer Product Safety Act and Article 12 shall come into force as of April 1, 2001.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 63 of March 26, 2001]

This Cabinet Order shall come into force as of the date of enforcement of the Act on the Arrangement of Related Acts that Accompany the Enforcement of Acts for Partial Revision of the Commercial Code, etc. (April 1, 2001)

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 475 of December 3, 2003]

(Effective Date)

Article 1 This Cabinet Order shall come into force as of April 1, 2004; provided, however, that the provisions of Article 5 and Article 6 of the Supplementary Provisions shall come into force as of the date of promulgation.

(Transitional Measures Concerning Gas Supply outside the Service Area by General Gas Utilities)

Article 2 (1) An application for approval of Large-Volume Supply, prior to the enforcement of Article 2 of the Act for Partial Revision of the Electricity Business Act and the Gas Business Act (hereinafter referred to as the "Revised Act"), pursuant to Article 23, paragraph (1) of the Gas Business Act prior to the revision pursuant to Article 2 of the Revised Act (hereinafter referred to as the "Old Gas Business Act") (excluding supply of gas to any person with a close association to the supplier as specified by the Ordinance of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry referred to in Article 2, paragraph (7) of the Gas Business Act after the revision pursuant to Article 2 of the Revised Act (hereinafter referred to as the "New Gas Business Act")) shall be deemed to be a notification given pursuant to Article 23, paragraph (1) of the New Gas Business Act. In such a case, the expressions "the notification given under the preceding paragraph" in paragraph (2) of such Article and "the notification given under paragraph (1)" in paragraphs (3) through (5) of such Article shall be deemed to be replaced with "the application for approval under Article 23, paragraph (1) of the Gas Business Act prior to the revision pursuant to Article 2 of the Act for Partial Revision of the Electricity Business Act and the Gas Business Act (Act No. 92 of 2003) which was deemed to be a notification given pursuant to Article 23, paragraph (1) of the Gas Business Act after the revision pursuant to Article 2 of the Act for Partial Revision of the Electricity Business Act and the Gas Business Act pursuant to Article 2, paragraph (1) of the Supplementary Provisions of the Cabinet Order for Partial Revision of the Order for Enforcement of the Gas Business Act (Cabinet Order No. 475 of 2003)" and the expression "the notification" in paragraph (2), paragraph (4) and paragraph (5) of such Article shall be deemed to be replaced with "the application for approval."

(2) An application for approval of Large-Volume Supply, prior to the enforcement of Article 2 of the Revised Act, pursuant to Article 23, paragraph (1) of the Old Gas Business Act (limited to supply of gas to any person with a close association with the supplier specified by the Ordinance of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry referred to in Article 2, paragraph (7) of the New Gas Business Act) shall be deemed to be a notification given pursuant to Article 24 of the New Gas Business Act.

(3) An application for approval of supply of gas via pipelines, prior to the enforcement of Article 2 of the Revised Act, pursuant to Article 24, paragraph (1) of the Old Gas Business Act (limited to supply of gas to gas users (limited to any person with a close association with the supplier specified by the Ordinance of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry referred to in Article 2, paragraph (7) of the New Gas Business Act) shall be deemed to be a notification given pursuant to Article 24 of the New Gas Business Act.

(Transitional Measures Concerning Large-Volume Supply by Persons Other Than General Gas Utilities)

Article 3 (1) A notification of Large-Volume Supply pursuant to Article 37-8, paragraph (1) of the Old Gas Business Act prior to the enforcement of this Act shall be deemed to be a notification given pursuant to Article 37-9, paragraph (1) of the New Gas Business Act. In such cases, the expressions "the notification given under the preceding paragraph" in Article 37-7-3, paragraph (2) of the New Gas Business Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to paragraph (2) of such Article and "the notification given under paragraph (1)" in paragraphs (3) through (5) of such Article shall be deemed to be replaced with "the notification under Article 37-8, paragraph (1) of the Gas Business Act prior to the revision pursuant to Article 2 of the Act for Partial Revision of the Electricity Business Act and the Gas Business Act (Act No. 92 of 2003) which was deemed to be a notification given pursuant to Article 37-9, paragraph (1) of the Gas Business Act after the revision pursuant to Article 2 of the Act for Partial Revision of the Electricity Business Act and the Gas Business Act pursuant to Article 3, paragraph (1) of the Supplementary Provisions of the Cabinet Order for Partial Revision of the Order for Enforcement of the Gas Business Act (Cabinet Order No. 475 of 2003)."

(2) An application for approval of Large-Volume Supply, prior to the enforcement of Article 2 of the Revised Act, pursuant to Article 37-9, paragraph (1) of the Old Gas Business Act shall be deemed to be a notification given pursuant to Article 37-9, paragraph (1) of the New Gas Business Act. In such cases, the expressions "the notification given under the preceding paragraph" in Article 37-7-3, paragraph (2) of the New Gas Business Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to paragraph (2) of such Article and "the notification given under paragraph (1)" in paragraphs (3) through (5) of such Article shall be deemed to be replaced with "the application for approval under Article 37-9, paragraph (1) of the Gas Business Act prior to the revision pursuant to Article 2 of the Act for Partial Revision of the Electricity Business Act and the Gas Business Act (Act No. 92 of 2003) which was deemed to be a notification given pursuant to Article 37-9, paragraph (1) of the Gas Business Act after the revision pursuant to Article 2 of the Act for Partial Revision of the Electricity Business Act and the Gas Business Act pursuant to Article 3, paragraph (2) of the Supplementary Provisions of the Cabinet Order for Partial Revision of the Order for Enforcement of the Gas Business Act (Cabinet Order No. 475 of 2003)" and the expression "the notification" in paragraph (2), paragraph (4) and paragraph (5) of such Article shall be deemed to be replaced with "the application for approval."

(Transitional Measures Concerning Notification of Safety Regulations, Etc.)

Article 4 (1) A notification by a person prescribed in Article 13, paragraph (1) of the Supplementary Provisions of the Revised Act, prior to the enforcement of Article 2 of the Revised Act, pursuant to Article 30, paragraph (1) or (2), Article 31, paragraph (2) or Article 36-2, paragraph (1) or (2) of the Old Gas Business Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 37-10 of the Old Gas Business Act shall be deemed to be a notification given pursuant to Article 30, paragraph (1) or (2), Article 31, paragraph (2) or Article 36-2, paragraph (1) or (2) of the New Gas Business Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 37-8 of the New Gas Business Act on the date on which such person prescribed in Article 13, paragraph (1) of the Supplementary Provisions of the Revised Act makes a notification under paragraph (2) of such Article. In such cases, the expressions "the notification given under the preceding two paragraphs" in Article 36-2, paragraph (3) of the New Gas Business Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 37-8 of the New Gas Business Act and "the notification given under paragraph (1) or (2)" in paragraphs (4) through (6) of such Article shall be deemed to be replaced with "the notification given under Article 36-2, paragraph (1) or (2) of the Gas Business Act prior to the revision pursuant to Article 2 of the Act for Partial Revision of the Electricity Business Act and the Gas Business Act (Act No. 92 of 2003) as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 37-10 of such Act which was deemed to be a notification given pursuant to Article 36-2, paragraph (1) or (2) of the Gas Business Act after the revision pursuant to Article 2 of the Act for Partial Revision of the Electricity Business Act and the Gas Business Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 37-8 of such Act under Article 4, paragraph (1) of the Supplementary Provisions of the Cabinet Order for Partial Revision of the Order for Enforcement of the Gas Business Act (Cabinet Order No. 475 of 2003)".

(2) A notification by a person prescribed in Article 13, paragraph (1) of the Supplementary Provisions of the Revised Act, prior to the enforcement of Article 2 of the Revised Act, pursuant to Article 31, paragraph (2) or Article 36-2, paragraph (1) or (2) of the Old Gas Business Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 38 of the Old Gas Business Act shall be deemed to be a notification given pursuant to Article 31, paragraph (2) or Article 36-2, paragraph (1) or (2) of the New Gas Business Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 37-8 of the New Gas Business Act on the date on which such person prescribed in Article 13, paragraph (1) of the Supplementary Provisions of the Revised Act makes a notification under paragraph (2) of such Article. In such cases, the expressions "the notification given under the preceding two paragraphs" in Article 36-2, paragraph (3) of the New Gas Business Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 37-8 of the New Gas Business Act and "the notification given under paragraph (1) or (2)" in paragraphs (4) through (6) of such Article shall be deemed to be replaced with "the notification given under Article 36-2, paragraph (1) or (2) of the Gas Business Act prior to the revision pursuant to Article 2 of the Act for Partial Revision of the Electricity Business Act and the Gas Business Act (Act No. 92 of 2003) as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 38 of such Act which was deemed to be a notification given pursuant to Article 36-2, paragraph (1) or (2) of the Gas Business Act after the revision pursuant to Article 2 of the Act for Partial Revision of the Electricity Business Act and the Gas Business Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 37-8 of such Act under Article 4, paragraph (2) of the Supplementary Provisions of the Cabinet Order for Partial Revision of the Order for Enforcement of the Gas Business Act (Cabinet Order No. 475 of 2003)".

(Delegation of Authority)

Article 5 The authority of the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry listed in the left-hand column of the following Table shall be exercised by the Director of the Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry specified in the right-hand column of said Table.

|(i) The authority based on the provisions of Article 9, paragraph (1), Article 22, paragraph (4) of the New Gas Business Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to paragraph (2) of Article 9, Article 11 and Article 12, paragraph (2) of the Supplementary Provisions of the Revised Act that relates to the General Gas Utility (excluding those who have over one million gas meters installed in their service area) whose service area is located only in the jurisdictional district of one Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry|Director of a Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry who governs the service area|

|(ii) The authority based on the provisions of Article 13, paragraph (2) of the Supplementary Provisions of the Revised Act that relates to the Gas Pipeline Service Provider who has the Specified Pipes which are used for its business installed only in the jurisdictional district of one Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry|Director of a Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry who governs the installation site of Specified Pipes|

(Delegation of Other Transitional Measures to Ordinance of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)

Article 6 In addition to the provisions of Article 2 through the preceding Article of the Supplementary Provisions, transitional measures required for the enforcement of the Revised Act and this Cabinet Order shall be set forth in an Ordinance of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 526 of December 17, 2003] [Extract]

(Effective Date)

Article 1 This Cabinet Order shall come into force as of the date of enforcement of the Act on the Development of Acts Related to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to Promote Reform of Public Interest Corporations (March 1, 2004).

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 328 of October 27, 2004]

(Effective Date)

Article 1 This Cabinet Order shall come into force as of April 1, 2005.

(Transitional Measures)

Article 2 Permission, approval and other dispositions by the Director of the Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry pursuant to the provisions of the respective Cabinet Orders prior to their revision before the enforcement of this Cabinet Order (limited to permissions, approvals and other dispositions related to the particulars listed in Article 4, paragraph (1), item (lix) of the Act for Establishment of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry prior to its revision by Article 2 of the Act for Partial Revision of the Mine Safety Act and the Act for Establishment of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (Act No. 99 of 1999; hereinafter referred to as the "Old Act for Establishment of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry") from among the particulars placed under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry pursuant to Article 12, paragraph (2) of the Old Act for Establishment of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry; hereinafter any such permission, approval or other disposition shall be referred to as a "Disposition, etc.") shall be deemed to be a Disposition, etc. made by the Director General of the Industrial Safety and Inspection Department with jurisdiction over the jurisdictional district of the relevant Director of the Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry. Any application, notification or other act that has been filed, provided or in any way undertaken with regard to a Director of the Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry pursuant to the provisions of the respective Cabinet Orders prior to their revision before the enforcement of this Cabinet Order (limited to any application, notification or other act related to the particulars listed in Article 4, paragraph (1), item (lix) of the Old Act for Establishment of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry from among the particulars placed under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry pursuant to Article 12, paragraph (2) of the Old Act for Establishment of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry; hereinafter any such application, notification or other act shall be referred to as an "Application, etc.") shall be deemed to be an Application, etc. that has been filed with the Director General of the Industrial Safety and Inspection Department with jurisdiction over the jurisdictional district of the relevant Director of the Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 247 of August 1, 2008]

(Effective Date)

Article 1 This Cabinet Order shall come into force as of October 1, 2008.

(Transitional Measures)

Article 2 (1) A person engaged in the manufacture, import or sale of Gas Equipment specified in item (v) of Appended Table 1 of the Order for Enforcement of the Gas Business Act after the revision pursuant to this Cabinet Order may, for a period of one year from the date of enforcement of this Cabinet Order, notwithstanding the provisions of Article 39-3 of the Gas Business Act, sell or display for sale Gas Equipment which does not have the labeling set forth in Article 39-12 of such Act.

(2) A person engaged in the manufacture, import or sale of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Equipment, etc. specified in item (ii), (b) of Appended Table 1 of the Order for Enforcement of the Act on Securing Safety and Optimization of Transaction of Liquefied Petroleum Gas after the revision pursuant to this Cabinet Order may, for a period of one year from the date of enforcement of this Cabinet Order, notwithstanding the provisions of Article 39 of the Act on Securing Safety and Optimization of Transaction of Liquefied Petroleum Gas, sell or display for sale said Liquefied Petroleum Gas Equipment, etc. which does not have the labeling set forth in Article 48 of such Act.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 46 of March 14, 2012]

This Cabinet Order shall come into force as of the date of enforcement of the Act for Partial Revision of the Electricity Business Act and the Gas Business Act (April 1, 2012).

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 96 of March 30, 2012] [Extract]

(Effective Date)

Article 1 This Cabinet Order shall come into force as of April 1, 2012.

(Transitional Measures upon Partial Revision of Order for Enforcement of Gas Business Act)

Article 2 Any collection of reports or other action undertaken by a prefectural governor prior to the date of enforcement of this Cabinet Order (hereinafter referred to as the "Date of Enforcement") pursuant to Article 46, paragraph (1), Article 47, paragraph (1) or Article 47-2, paragraph (1) of the Gas Business Act which relates to particulars to be administered by a mayor after the Date of Enforcement pursuant to such provisions shall be deemed to be a collection of reports or other actions undertaken by said mayor pursuant to such provisions.

Appended Table 1 of Supplementary Provisions

|(i) Pressure Cookers for Home Use (limited to those with an inner volume of not more than 10 liters which are designed to be used under a gauge pressure of not less than 9.8 kilopascals)|Three years|

|(ii) Tankless gas water heaters (limited to those rated at 70 kilowatts or less and excluding unvented types and direct vent types and those for outdoor installation (which are installed outdoors and in a weatherproof structure; hereinafter the same in this Table through Appended Table 5 of the Supplementary Provisions))|Five years|

|(iii) Infant beds (limited to those designed for babies and infants to sleep in or be cared for up to 24 months from their birth mainly at home; excluding beds that rock)|Three years|

|(iv) Mountain Climbing Ropes (limited to those used for a person's physical safety)|Three years|

Appended Table 2 of Supplementary Provisions

|(iii) Infant beds (limited to those designed for babies and infants to sleep in or be cared for up to 24 months from their birth mainly at home; excluding beds that rock )|Three years|

|(ii) Liquefied petroleum tankless gas water heaters (limited to those with a rating of 70 kilowatts or less and excluding unvented types and direct vent types and those for outdoor installation (which are installed outdoors and in a weatherproof structure; hereinafter the same in this Table through Appended Table 5 of the Supplementary Provisions))||

Appended Table 3 of Supplementary Provisions

|(i) Liquefied petroleum gas stoves (limited to those of a structure that allows the attachment of containers filled with liquefied petroleum gas as a part or accessory)|Five years|

|(ii) Liquefied petroleum tankless gas water heaters (limited to those with a rating of 70 kilowatts or less and excluding unvented types and direct vent types and those for outdoor installation (which are installed outdoors in a weatherproof structure; hereinafter the same in this Table through Appended Table 5 of the Supplementary Provisions))|Five years|

|(iii) Bath water heaters with a liquefied petroleum gas burner (limited to those with a rating of 21 kilowatts (or 91 kilowatts for those with a burner for an independent water heater circuit) or less and excluding direct vent types and those for outdoor installation)|Five years|

|(iv) Bath water heaters (limited to those which allow the use of a liquefied petroleum gas burner and of a structure under which the rating is 21 kilowatts or less when using a liquefied petroleum gas burner, and excluding direct vent types and those for outdoor installation and those with a liquefied petroleum gas burner)|Five years|

|(v) Liquefied petroleum gas burners (limited to those with a rating of 21 kilowatts or less and excluding those attached to bath water heaters)|Five years|

|(vi) Liquefied petroleum gas stoves (limited to those with a rating of 19 kilowatts or less, and excluding unvented types and direct vent types and those for outdoor installation)|Five years|

|(vii) Liquefied petroleum gas valves (excluding those used for parts of combustion machines or equipments)|Five years|

Appended Table 4 of Supplementary Provisions

|(i) Liquefied petroleum gas stoves (limited to those with a structure that allows the attachment of containers filled with liquefied petroleum gas as a part or accessory)|Five years|

|(ii) Liquefied petroleum tankless gas water heaters (limited to those with a rating of 70 kilowatts or less and excluding unvented types and direct vent types and those for outdoor installation)|Five years|

|(iii) Bath water heaters with a liquefied petroleum gas burner (limited to those with a rating of 21 kilowatts (or 91 kilowatts for those with a burner for an independent water heater circuit) or less and excluding direct vent types and those for outdoor installation)|Five years|

|(iv) Bath water heaters (limited to those which allow the use of a liquefied petroleum gas burner and of a structure under which the rating is 21 kilowatts or less when using a liquefied petroleum gas burner, and excluding direct vent types and those for outdoor installation and those with a liquefied petroleum gas burner)|Five years|

|(v) Liquefied petroleum gas burners (limited to those with a rating of 21 kilowatts or less and excluding those attached to bath water heaters)|Five years|

|(vi) Liquefied petroleum gas stoves (limited to those with a rating of 19 kilowatts or less, and excluding unvented types and direct vent types and those for outdoor installation)|Five years|

|(vii) Liquefied petroleum gas valves (excluding those used for parts of combustion machines or equipments)|Five years|

Appended Table 5 of Supplementary Provisions

|(i) Gas leak alarms for liquefied petroleum gas (excluding those with an instruction mechanism regarding gas concentration and portable types)|One year and six months|

|(ii) Low-pressure rubber hoses for liquefied petroleum gas (limited to rubber hoses of an internal diameter of 15 millimeters or less and length of 1.2 meters or less)|One year and six months|

|(iii) Earthquake-resistant gas circuit breakers for liquefied petroleum gas (limited to those with threaded connections with pipes of an internal diameter of 60 millimeters and which are designed to block gas of a gauge pressure of up to 3.5 kilopascals)|One year and six months|

|(iv) Regulators (limited to those which can reduce the pressure of up to 30 kilograms of liquefied petroleum gas within an hour)|One year and six months|

|(v) Liquefied petroleum tankless gas water heaters (limited to those with a rating of 70 kilowatts or less and which are unvented types or direct vent types or those for outdoor installation)|Five years|

|(vi) High-pressure rubber hoses for liquefied petroleum gas (limited to rubber hoses of with an internal diameter of 10 millimeters or less and length of 1.2 meters or less and excluding those with couplings)|One year and six months|

|(vii) Bath water heaters with a liquefied petroleum gas burner (limited to those with a rating of 21 kilowatts (or 91 kilowatts for those with a burner for an independent water heater circuit) or less and which are a direct vent type or for outdoor installation)|Five years|

|(viii) Liquefied petroleum gas stoves (limited to those with a rating of 19 kilowatts or less and which are an unvented type or direct vent type or for outdoor installation)|Five years|

Appended Table 6 of Supplementary Provisions

|(i) Tankless gas water heaters (limited to those with a rating of 70 kilowatts or less and excluding direct vent types and those for outdoor installation (which are installed outdoors in a weatherproof structure; hereinafter the same in this Table through Appended Table 8 of the Supplementary Provisions) and for those using liquefied petroleum gas)|Five years|

|(ii) Gas stoves (limited to those with a rating of 19 kilowatts or less, and excluding direct vent types and those using liquefied petroleum gas)|Five years|

|(iii) Bath water heaters with gas burner (limited to those with a rating of 21 kilowatts (or 91 kilowatts for those with a burner for an independent water heater circuit) or less and excluding direct vent types and those for outdoor installation and those using liquefied petroleum gas)|Five years|

|(iv) Gas bath burners (limited to those with a rating of 21 kilowatts or less and excluding those attached to bath water heaters and for those using liquefied petroleum gas)|Five years|

Appended Table 7 of Supplementary Provisions

|(i) Tankless gas water heaters (limited to those with a rating of 70 kilowatts or less and excluding unvented types and direct vent types and those for outdoor installation and those using liquefied petroleum gas)|Five years|

|(ii) Gas stoves (limited to those with a rating of 19 kilowatts or less, and excluding unvented types and direct vent types and those for outdoor installation and those using liquefied petroleum gas)|Five years|

|(iii) Bath water heaters with a gas burner (limited to those with a rating of 21 kilowatts (or 91 kilowatts for those with a burner for an independent water heater circuit) or less and excluding direct vent types and those for outdoor installation and those using liquefied petroleum gas)|Five years|

|(iv) Gas bath burners (limited to those with a rating of 21 kilowatts or less and excluding those attached to bath water heaters and those using liquefied petroleum gas)|Five years|

Appended Table 8 of Supplementary Provisions

|(i) Tankless gas water heaters (limited to those with a rating of 70 kilowatts or less and which are a direct vent type or for outdoor installation and excluding those using liquefied petroleum gas)|Five years|

|(ii) Gas stoves (limited to those with a rating of 19 kilowatts or less and which are a direct vent type and excluding those using liquefied petroleum gas)|Five years|

|(iii) Bath water heaters with a gas burner (limited to those with a rating of 21 kilowatts (or 91 kilowatts for those with a burner for an independent water heater circuit) or less and which are a direct vent type or those for outdoor installation and excluding those using liquefied petroleum gas)|Five years|

Appended Table 1 (Relating to Article 7)

(i) Tankless gas water heaters (limited to those rated at 70 kilowatts or less and excluding those which use liquefied petroleum gas)

(ii) Gas stoves (limited to those rated at 19 kilowatts or less and excluding those which use liquefied petroleum gas)

(iii) Bath water heaters with gas burners (limited to those rated at 21 kilowatts (or 91 kilowatts for those with specialized water heaters) or less and excluding those which use liquefied petroleum gas)

(iv) Gas bath burners (limited to those rated at 21 kilowatts or less and excluding those attached to bath water heaters and which use liquefied petroleum gas)

(v) Gas stoves (limited to those rated at, on aggregate, 14 kilowatts (or 21 kilowatts for those which are part of gas ovens) or less and rated, per stove, of 5.8 kilowatts or less, excluding those which use liquefied petroleum gas)

Appended Table 2 (Relating to Articles 8 and 9)

|(i) Tankless gas water heaters (limited to those with a rating of 70 kilowatts or less and excluding unvented types and direct vent types and those for outdoor installation (which are installed outdoors in a weatherproof structure; hereinafter the same) and those using liquefied petroleum gas)|Five years|

|(ii) Gas stoves (limited to those with a rating of 19 kilowatts or less and excluding unvented types and direct vent types and those for outdoor installation and those using liquefied petroleum gas)|Five years|

|(iii) Bath water heaters with a gas burner (limited to those with a rating of 21 kilowatts (or 91 kilowatts for those with a burner for an independent water heater circuit) or less and excluding direct vent types and those for outdoor installation and those using liquefied petroleum gas)|Five years|

|(iv) Gas bath burners (limited to those with a rating of 21 kilowatts or less and excluding those attached to bath water heaters and those using liquefied petroleum gas)|Five years|