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Statutes of Newfoundland and Labrador 2011
AN ACT TO AMEND THE PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS ACT
(Assented to May 31, 2011)
2. Regulations validly enacted
Be it enacted by the Lieutenant-Governor and House of Assembly in Legislative Session convened, as follows:
1. Subsection 39(1) of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Act is amended by adding immediately after paragraph (e.7) the following:
(e.8) respecting entry onto property or premises by the minister or a person authorized by the minister at reasonable times for the purpose of inspection or audit;
(e.9) respecting the search and seizure of documents, including the circumstances in which and the process by which an application may be made to the court to authorize that search and seizure;
(e.10) respecting the indemnification of the minister and other persons authorized under this Act or the regulations from legal liability in the lawful performance of his or her duties under this Act or the regulations;
(e.11) respecting restrictions against use or disclosure of information obtained by or on behalf of the minister under this Act and the regulations, and authorizing the creation of a summary conviction offence and the penalties which may be imposed where that provision is contravened;
Regulations validly enacted
2. Notwithstanding the coming into force of this Act, regulations respecting matters referred to in this Act made under the authority of section 39 of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Act before this Act came into force shall be considered to have been validly enacted.