The Gas Meters (Information on Connection and Disconnection) Regulations 1996

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Published: 1996-02-28

Statutory Instruments
1996 No. 450

GAS
The Gas Meters (Information on Connection and Disconnection) Regulations 1996

Made
28th February 1996

Laid before Parliament
28th February 1996

Coming into force
1st March 1996

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by paragraph 12(1) and (2) of Schedule 2B to, and sections 47 and 48(1)(1) of, the Gas Act 1986(2), and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Regulations:—

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Gas Meters (Information on Connection and Disconnection) Regulations 1996 and shall come into force on 1st March 1996.

Form and contents of notice under paragraph 12 of Schedule 2B

2.  A notice under paragraph 12(1) of Schedule 2B to the Gas Act 1986 (failure to notify connection or disconnection of service pipe) shall be in the form specified in the Schedule to these Regulations or a form to the like effect, and shall contain the information specified in the Schedule to these Regulations.

Tim Eggar,
Minister for Industry and Energy,
Department of Trade and Industry
28th February 1996

Regulation 2

SCHEDULEGAS ACT 1986

NOTICE UNDER PARAGRAPH 12 OF SCHEDULE 2B OFCONNECTION/DISCONNECTION OF METER(3)

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
Paragraph 12 of Schedule 2B to the Gas Act 1986 provides that a person proposing to connect a meter with a service pipe through which gas is conveyed to any premises by a public gas transporter, or to disconnect a meter from such a pipe, must give 48 hours' notice of the connection or disconnection to the gas supplier supplying gas to the premises, or to the transporter in question. The Regulations prescribe the form of the notice and the information which it is to contain. This includes details of the meter itself and of the person requesting the connection or disconnection.


(1)
See the definition of “prescribed”.

(2)
1986 c. 44. Schedule 2B was inserted by section 9(2) of the Gas Act 1995 (c. 45).

(3)
By paragraph 12(1) of Schedule 2B to the Gas Act 1986, the notice must be received by the appropriate public gas transporter or gas supplier (see note (b) below) at least 48 hours before the proposed connection or disconnection. However, by paragraph 12(3), any information required to be included in the notice, other than details of the time and place of the proposed connection or disconnection, may be given to that person within 48 hours after the connection or disconnection in so far as it is not reasonably practicable for the notice to contain that information.
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