This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 7 August 2014, are made under the Gas Act 1992 (the Act). They exempt an identified class of gas retailers from the requirement in section 43EA(1) of the Act to be a member of the dispute resolution scheme referred to in section 43E(3) of the Act. That scheme is currently known as the Electricity and Gas Complaints Commissioner (or EGCC) scheme.
The exempted class is gas refuellers who only supply liquified petroleum gas (LPG) in or directly into cylinders (compressed gas containers excluding aerosol dispensers), and in quantities less than 15 kg.
This class exemption is also publicised via the list (of all current exemptions from scheme membership) that section 43EA(7) of the Act requires to be on the Ministry’s Internet site.
Regulatory impact statement
The Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment produced a regulatory impact statement on 26 June 2014 to help inform the decisions taken by the Government relating to the contents of these regulations.
A copy of this regulatory impact statement can be found at—
Date of notification in Gazette: 10 July 2014.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.