1. Under the Pipelines Safety Regulations 1996, regulation 13A [90KB], HSE has approved the replacement programmes in Table 1 for the year April 2007 - end March 2008.
2. The national target is 3600.1 km.
|Network||Network operator||Target (km)|
|Scotland||Scotland Gas Networks plc||272|
|North of England||Northern Gas Networks Limited||528.1|
|South of England||Southern Gas Networks plc||604*|
|Wales & West||Wales & West Utilities Limited||361|
|North West||National Grid Gas plc (NGG plc)||518||1835|
|East of England||588|
3. As part of its monitoring strategy and 5 year intervention plans for the DNs, HSE will carry out mains replacement audits to check that mains are decommissioned in accordance with the policies and procedures in the DNs' Gas Safety (Management) Regulations 1996 safety cases.
* The Approved programme for South of England Network includes an additional 3km shortfall from 2006 - 7.