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PETROLEUM (OFFSHORE) ACT 1982 - SECT 65

Application for pipeline licence

65 Application for pipeline licence

(1) An application for a pipeline licence:
(a) shall be in accordance with an approved form,
(b) shall be made in an approved manner,
(c) shall be accompanied by particulars of:
(i) the proposed design and construction of the pipeline,
(ii) the proposed size and capacity of the pipeline,
(iii) the proposals of the applicant for work and expenditure in respect of the construction of the pipeline,
(iv) the technical qualifications of the applicant and of the applicant's employees,
(v) the technical advice available to the applicant,
(vi) the financial resources available to the applicant, and
(vii) any agreements entered into, or proposed to be entered into, by the applicant for or in relation to the supply or conveyance of petroleum by means of the pipeline,
(d) shall be accompanied by a plan, drawn to an approved scale, showing:
(i) the route to be followed by the pipeline,
(ii) the sites of pumping stations, tank stations and valve stations to be used in connexion with the pipeline, and
(iii) the site of any pumping station, tank station or valve station that the applicant desires to be declared under section 64 to be a terminal station in connexion with the pipeline,
(e) may set out any other matters that the applicant wishes the Minister to consider, and
(f) shall be accompanied by the prescribed fee.
(2) Where a notice is published in the Gazette:
(a) of an application by a person other than the licensee for a pipeline licence in respect of the construction of a pipeline for the conveyance of petroleum recovered in a licence area, or
(b) of an application by a person other than the pipeline operator under the Commonwealth Act or a corresponding law for a pipeline licence in respect of the construction of a pipeline for the conveyance of petroleum recovered in a licence area under the Commonwealth Act or a corresponding law,
the licensee or, as the case may be, the pipeline operator under the Commonwealth Act or a corresponding law may, within a period of 3 months after the date of publication of the notice, or within such further period, not exceeding 3 months, as the Minister, on application in writing served on the Minister before the expiration of the firstmentioned period of 3 months, allows, make an application for a pipeline licence referred to in paragraph (a) or (b), as the case requires, and in the application request that the application referred to in the notice be rejected.
(3) Where:
(a) a notice referred to in subsection (2) is published in the Gazette, and
(b) a pipeline licence is granted to the licensee or to the pipeline operator under the Commonwealth Act or a corresponding law on an application under subsection (2),
the Minister shall, by instrument in writing served on the applicant, reject the application referred to in the notice.
(4) The Minister may, at any time, by instrument in writing served on a person who has made an application under this section, require the person to furnish, within the time specified in the instrument, further information in writing in connexion with the application.
(5) In this section,
"pipeline operator under the Commonwealth Act or a corresponding law" has the same meaning as in section 66.



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