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Dangerous Substances (Retail and Private Petroleum Stores) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 630 of 2006)

These Regulations were signed by the Minister on 18 December 2006 and came into operation on 1 January 2007.

The Regulations provide for the amendment of the Dangerous Substances (Retail and Private Petroleum Stores) Regulations 1979, as previously amended by the Dangerous Substances (Retail and Private Petroleum Stores)(Amendment) Regulations 1988, the Dangerous Substances (Retail and Private Petroleum Stores)(Amendment) Regulations 1999, the Dangerous Substances (Retail and Private Petroleum Stores)(Amendment) Regulations 2002 and the Dangerous Substances (Retail and Private Petroleum Stores)(Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 860 of 2004).

Under the Regulations, as adapted by section 4(4) of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (No. 10 of 2005), a retail and private petroleum store requires to be licensed by the local or harbour authority or, where the store is owned by such authority, by the Health and Safety Authority.

The Regulations as amended, inter alia, provide for safety requirements in certain circumstances for petrol filling stations, constructed before the 1979 Regulations commenced, to enable them to be licensed to operate until 31 December 2008.

Safety controls on management and operations are maintained.