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(1)In this Act—
“the 1961 Act” means the Flood Prevention (Scotland) Act 1961 (c. 41),
“the 2003 Act” means the Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003 (asp 3),
“category 1 responder” means a person or body listed in Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (c. 36),
“flood protection work” means any operation on land for the purpose of protecting any land from flooding including—
any work of construction, alteration, restoration, enhancement, improvement, repair, maintenance, demolition or removal,
any work that involves the alteration (including enhancement) or restoration of natural features and characteristics of any river basin or coastal area,
the sowing or planting of vegetation or forestry,
any work ancillary to an operation specified in paragraphs (a) to (c),
“local authority” means a council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c. 39), and “area” in relation to such an authority is to be construed accordingly,
“scheme operation” means, in relation to a flood protection scheme, an operation described in that scheme in pursuance of section 60(2)(a).
(2)In this Act, any reference to a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council or, as the case may be, a Council Directive includes a reference to the Directive as amended from time to time.
(3)The words and other expressions listed in schedule 4 are defined or otherwise explained for the purposes of this Act by the provisions indicated in that schedule.
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