Gas Supply (Consumer Safety) Regulation 2012
Comments closed 25 July 2012
What is this about?
The Subordinate Legislation Act 1989 provides for the automatic repeal of statutory rules (regulations) after they have been in force for five years. The Gas Supply (Consumer Safety) Regulation 2004 is to be automatically repealed and remade on 1 September 2012. A draft Regulation and Regulatory Impact Statement have been prepared for consultation purposes.
The primary objectives of the draft Gas Supply (Consumer Safety) Regulation 2012 are to ensure consumer and community safety through the regulation of gas appliance, gas installations, autogas installations and those components connected to them. The draft Regulation provides for a certification system for gas appliances, requirements for how gas fitting work and autogas work is to be done and disclosure requirements so gasfitters, consumers, suppliers and anyone else can clearly see up front if a gas appliance and gas or autogas installation are safe. The draft Regulation also requires gas supplied from gas networks is metered and makes provision for the testing of gas meters and gas meter testing equipment.
The draft consultation Gas Supply (Consumer Safety) Regulation 2012 and accompanying regulatory impact statement was released for public comment. The consultation period has ended and Fair Trading is now reviewing the submissions.
Once comments and submissions are analysed and assessed the Gas Supply (Consumer Safety) Regulation 2012 will be made and commence on 1 September 2012.
The closing date for comments and submissions was 25 July 2012.
Consultation draft Gas Supply (Consumer Safety) Regulation 2012 in PDF format (size: 629kb)
Gas Supply (Consumer Safety) Regulation 2012 regulatory impact statement in PDF format (size: 349kb)
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