—(1) No person shall connect any meter or internal pipe with a gas service pipe through which gas is conveyed to any premises by a gas transporter, or disconnect any meter or internal pipe from any such gas service pipe, unless he has given 48 hours’ notice in the prescribed form of his intention to do so —
in a case where gas is supplied to the premises by a relevant gas retailer whose name and address are known to him, to the gas retailer; and
in any other case, to the gas transporter.
(2) Subject to subsection (3), a notice under subsection (1) shall contain —
details of the time and place of the proposed connection or disconnection; and
such other information as may be prescribed.
(3) In so far as it is not reasonably practicable for a notice under subsection (1) to contain any information required by subsection (2)(b), it shall be a sufficient compliance with that requirement if the information is given to the relevant gas retailer or the gas transporter, as the case may be, within 48 hours after the connection or disconnection is effected.
(4) Where under this section any meter and internal pipe through which gas has been supplied to any premises is completely disconnected, that is to say, is disconnected both from the gas service pipe and from all other pipes within the premises, the person making the disconnection shall, except in so far as it is not reasonably practicable for him to do so —
ascertain the name and address of the owner of the meter; and
inform that owner of the disconnection and of the address at which the meter will be available for collection.
(5) Any person who contravenes subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000.