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Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009

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

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

(1)SEPA

(a)must secure appropriate consistency in the information in flood risk assessments, flood hazard maps, flood risk maps and flood risk management plans prepared under this Part with information contained in characterisations of river basin districts and river basin management plans prepared under Chapter 2 of Part 1 of the 2003 Act,

(b)must co-ordinate—

(i)preparation and review of flood hazard maps, flood risk maps and flood risk management plans under this Part with preparation and review of information mentioned in subsection (2), and

(ii)making available such maps and plans for public inspection with making available such information for such inspection, and

(c)may, where it considers it appropriate, integrate any such flood hazard map, flood risk map or flood risk management plan with the information mentioned in subsection (2).

(2)The information referred to in subsection (1)(b)(i) and (c) is—

(a)as respects flood risk maps and flood hazard maps, characterisations of river basin districts prepared under Chapter 2 of Part 1 of the 2003 Act, and

(b)as respects flood risk management plans, river basin management plans prepared under that Chapter.

(3)A lead authority responsible for preparing a local flood risk management plan must secure appropriate consistency in the information contained in the plan with information contained in characterisations of river basin districts and river basin management plans prepared under Chapter 2 of Part 1 of the 2003 Act.

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