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Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 General duty, directions and guidance

    1. 1.General duty

    2. 2.Directions and guidance

  3. Part 2 Principal expressions

    1. 3.“Flood” and “flood risk”

    2. 4.SEPA

    3. 5.Responsible authorities

    4. 6.“The Directive”

  4. Part 3 Flood risk assessment, maps and plans

    1. Purpose of Part

      1. 7.General purpose of Part 3

    2. Flood risk management districts

      1. 8.Flood risk management districts

    3. Flood risk assessment

      1. 9.SEPA to prepare flood risk assessments

      2. 10.Flood risk assessments: review

      3. 11.Flood risk assessments: regulations

      4. 12.Flood risk assessments: availability for public inspection

    4. Identification of potentially vulnerable areas and local plan districts

      1. 13.SEPA to identify potentially vulnerable areas and local plan districts

      2. 14.Potentially vulnerable areas and local plan districts: review

      3. 15.Potentially vulnerable areas and local plan districts: regulations

    5. Assessment of flood risk from sewerage systems

      1. 16.Scottish Water to assess flood risk from sewerage systems

    6. Bodies of water etc.: mapping and assessment

      1. 17.Local authorities to prepare maps of bodies of water etc.

      2. 18.Local authorities to assess bodies of water

    7. Artificial structures and natural features: mapping and assessment

      1. 19.SEPA to prepare maps of artificial structures and natural features

    8. Assessment of possible contribution of alteration etc. of natural features and characteristics

      1. 20.SEPA to assess possible contribution of alteration etc. of natural features and characteristics

    9. Flood hazard maps and flood risk maps

      1. 21.SEPA to prepare flood hazard maps and flood risk maps

      2. 22.Flood hazard maps

      3. 23.Flood risk maps

      4. 24.Flood hazard maps and flood risk maps: review

      5. 25.Flood hazard maps and flood risk maps: availability for public inspection

      6. 26.Flood hazard maps and flood risk maps: regulations

    10. Flood risk management plans

      1. 27.SEPA to prepare flood risk management plans

      2. 28.Flood risk management plans: objectives and measures

      3. 29.Flood risk management plans: guidance

      4. 30.Flood risk management plans: publicity of drafts etc. and consultation

      5. 31.Flood risk management plans: submission for approval

      6. 32.Flood risk management plans: approval and publication

      7. 33.Flood risk management plans: review

    11. Local flood risk management plans

      1. 34.Local authorities to prepare local flood risk management plans

      2. 35.Local flood risk management plans: publicity and consultation

      3. 36.Local flood risk management plans: completion and publication

      4. 37.Local flood risk management plans: interim report

      5. 38.Local flood risk management plans: final report

      6. 39.Local flood risk management plans: joint working

    12. Regulations about plans

      1. 40.Regulations relating to flood risk management plans and local flood risk management plans

    13. Duty to have regard to plans

      1. 41.Duty to have regard to flood risk management plans and local flood risk management plans

      2. 42.Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2008

    14. Provision of information and assistance

      1. 43.Power of SEPA to obtain information, documents and assistance

      2. 44.Power of lead authorities to obtain information, documents and assistance

      3. 45.Power of local authorities to obtain information

      4. 46.Power to obtain information, documents and assistance: supplementary

      5. 47.Power to obtain information, documents and assistance: offence

    15. Consistency and co-ordination with river basin management planning under the 2003 Act

      1. 48.Consistency and co-ordination with characterisations and plans under the 2003 Act

    16. Advisory groups

      1. 49.District flood risk advisory groups

      2. 50.Sub-district flood risk advisory groups

    17. Supplementary

      1. 51.Power to give effect to Community obligations etc.

      2. 52.Annual report on implementation of Directive

      3. 53.Availability of documents for public inspection

      4. 54.Publicity of matters

      5. 55.Interpretation of Part 3

  5. Part 4 Flood risk management: local authority functions

    1. General power

      1. 56.General power to manage flood risk

      2. 57.Limits of general power

      3. 58.Limits of general power: statutory undertakings

    2. Clearance and repair works

      1. 59.Duty to carry out clearance and repair works

    3. Flood protection schemes

      1. 60.Flood protection schemes

      2. 61.Orders under the Land Drainage (Scotland) Act 1958

      3. 62.Registers of flood protection schemes

      4. 63.Registers of flood protection schemes: information about schemes under 1961 Act

      5. 64.Registers of flood protection schemes: regulations etc.

    4. Deemed planning permission

      1. 65.Deemed planning permission for scheme work

    5. Acquisition of land

      1. 66.Acquisition of land

    6. General

      1. 67.Recovery of expenses

      2. 68.Information about ownership etc. of land

      3. 69.Damage to certain flood protection work

      4. 70.Repeal of Flood Prevention (Scotland) Act 1961

      5. 71.Interpretation of Part 4

  6. Part 5 SEPA: other flood risk management functions

    1. Advice to planning authorities and others as to flood risk

      1. 72.Advice to planning authorities and others as to flood risk

    2. Other assessment and maps of flood risk

      1. 73.Other assessment and maps of flood risk

    3. Flood warning

      1. 74.Flood warning

      2. 75.Assessment of whether flood warning system should be provided or altered

      3. 76.Provision, alteration etc. of flood warning system

      4. 77.Consultation required by sections 75 and 76

    4. Power to obtain information about land

      1. 78.SEPA’s power to obtain information about land

  7. Part 6 Powers of entry and compensation

    1. Powers of entry

      1. 79.Powers of entry

      2. 80.Warrants authorising entry

      3. 81.Powers of entry: supplementary

    2. Compensation

      1. 82.Compensation

      2. 83.Compensation: supplementary

  8. Part 7 Reservoirs

    1. SEPA to be enforcement authority under the Reservoirs Act 1975

      1. 84.SEPA to be enforcement authority under the Reservoirs Act 1975

      2. 85.Transitional arrangements

      3. 86.Service of documents

    2. Enforcement powers and incident reporting

      1. 87.Extension of enforcement authority’s reserve powers

      2. 88.Incident reporting

      3. 89.Flood plans

    3. Crown application

      1. 90.Reservoirs Act 1975: Crown application

  9. Part 8 General

    1. 91.Crown application

    2. 92.Offences by bodies corporate etc.

    3. 93.Ancillary provision

    4. 94.Orders and regulations

    5. 95.Interpretation: general

    6. 96.Minor and consequential modifications

    7. 97.Commencement and short title

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Matters to be included in flood risk management plans

      1. Part 1 Matters to be included in every plan

        1. 1.A description of— (a) the objectives set by SEPA for...

        2. 2.The conclusions of the flood risk assessment as required by...

        3. 3.Flood hazard maps and flood risk maps prepared under section...

        4. 4.A summary of flood-related measures taken under—

        5. 5.A description of— (a) in relation to each measure included...

        6. 6.A description of— (a) how the priority given to implementing...

        7. 7.In relation to measures to be implemented before the plan...

        8. 8.A summary of— (a) the steps taken under subsections (2)...

        9. 9.Information as to SEPA.

        10. 10.A description of the coordination process with the arrangements made...

      2. Part 2 Components of the subsequent update of flood risk management plans

        1. 11.A summary of any changes which have been made as...

        2. 12.An assessment of the progress made towards the achievement of...

        3. 13.A summary of any measures included in the previous plan...

        4. 14.A description of any other measures implemented since the publication...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Flood protection schemes: procedure etc.

      1. 1.Notification

      2. 2.Public inspection of scheme proposal

      3. 3.Objections

      4. 4.Decision where no valid objections received

      5. 5.Preliminary decision following objections

      6. 6.Ministerial call-in

      7. 7.Ministerial consideration of proposed scheme

      8. 8.Local authority hearing to consider proposed scheme

      9. 9.Final decision following preliminary decision

      10. 10.Notice of final decision

      11. 11.Commencement of scheme

      12. 12.Appeals

      13. 13.Assessment of environmental effects

      14. 14.Further provision

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Minor and consequential modifications

      1. 1.Land Drainage (Scotland) Act 1958 (c. 24)

      2. 2.Agriculture Act 1970 (c. 40)

      3. 3.Civil Aviation Act 1982 (c. 16)

      4. 4.Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 (c. 54)

      5. 5.Electricity Act 1989 (c. 29)

      6. 6.Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c. 39)

      7. 7.Environment Act 1995 (c. 25)

      8. 8.Gas Act 1995 (c. 45)

      9. 9.Planning (Consequential Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1997 (c. 11)

      10. 10.Flood Prevention and Land Drainage (Scotland) Act 1997 (c. 36)

      11. 11.Abolition of Feudal Tenure etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 (asp 5)

      12. 12.Transport Act 2000 (c. 38)

      13. 13.Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002 (asp 3)

      14. 14.Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003 (asp 3)

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Index

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