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ELECTRICITY INDUSTRY SAFETY AND ADMINISTRATION ACT 1997 (NO. 72 OF 1997) - SECT 103

Regulations

(1)  The Governor may make regulations for the purposes of this Act.
(2)  Without limiting the generality of subsection (1) , regulations may be made about any or all of the following:
(a) electrical contractors' licences and electrical technicians' licences;
(b) the supervision of electrical work;
(c) the standards and requirements for –
(i) electrical infrastructure or electrical installations generally or electrical infrastructure or electrical installations of a particular class; or
(ii) work that is related to, or may affect, electrical infrastructure or an electrical installation or electrical infrastructure or an electrical installation of a particular class;
(d) the approval, implementation, audit and enforcement of plans to promote safety in the electricity industry which may include, for example –
(i) plans for the safe operation of generating equipment, and transmission and distribution networks; and
(ii) customer installation safety plans; and
(iii) public safety electrical safety awareness plans;
(e) cathodic protection systems;
(f) standards for electrical articles;
(g) the inspection and testing of electrical articles;
(h) the marking of electrical articles;
(i) the sale or disposal of electrical articles;
(j) proceedings under this Act.
(3)  Regulations made under this Act may adopt or incorporate, with or without modification, the provisions as in force at the time of the adoption or incorporation or as in force from time to time of –
(a) a law in force in another jurisdiction; or
(b) a standard, code or protocol issued or published by a body or authority nominated in the regulations.
(4)  Regulations made under this Act may –
(a) provide that a contravention of, or a failure to comply with, any of the regulations is an offence; and
(b) in respect of any such offence, provide for the imposition of a fine not exceeding 200 penalty units for a body corporate and 100 penalty units for an individual.
(5)  A regulation may prescribe and provide for the payment of fees in relation to any matter under this Act.
(6)  Regulations made under this Act may –
(a) be of limited or general application; and
(b) be made so as to apply differently, according to matters, limitations or restrictions, whether as to time, circumstance or otherwise, specified in the regulations; and
(c) authorise any matter to be from time to time determined or regulated by the Minister or Regulator.



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