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Reservoirs (Scotland) Act 2011

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  1. Introduction

  2. The Act – Overview

  3. The Act – Section by Section

    1. Part 1 – Reservoirs

      1. Chapter 1 – Controlled Reservoirs, Reservoir Managers Etc.

        1. Section 1 – Controlled Reservoirs

        2. Section 2 – Controlled reservoirs: supplementary

        3. Section 3 – Reservoir Managers

        4. Section 4 – Multiple reservoir managers: supplementary

        5. Section 5 – Duty of multiple reservoir managers to cooperate

        6. Section 6 – Guidance by SEPA: management of reservoirs

        7. Section 8 – The 1975 Act and its repeal

      2. Chapter 2 – Registration

        1. Section 9 –Controlled reservoirs register

        2. Section 10 – Reservoir managers’ duty to register

        3. Section 11 – Controlled reservoirs required to be registered under the 1975 Act

        4. Section 12 – Controlled reservoirs not required to be registered under the 1975 Act

        5. Section 13 – Controlled reservoirs which become controlled reservoirs after the relevant date

        6. Section 14 – Fees: registration and administration

        7. Section 15 – Registration: supplementary

        8. Section 16 – Transfer of information from existing relevant authorities

        9. Section 17 – Offences: registration

      3. Chapter 3 – Risk Designation

        1. Section 18 – Provisional risk designation

        2. Section 19 – First risk designation

        3. Section 20 – Periodic review of risk designation

        4. Section 21 – Decision following a periodic review

        5. Section 22 – Risk designation and periodic review: matters to be taken into account

        6. Section 23 – Review of SEPA’s decisions relating to risk designations

        7. Section 24 – Appeal to the Scottish Ministers following SEPA’s review

        8. Section 25 – Guidance by SEPA on risk designation

        9. Section 26 – High-risk reservoirs, medium-risk reservoirs and low-risk reservoirs: further provision

      4. Chapter 4 – Panels of Reservoir Engineers

        1. Section 27 – Panels of Engineers

        2. Section 28 – Appointments and removal of panel members

        3. Section 29 – Dissolution of panels etc.

        4. Section 30 – Review of decisions to appoint or remove civil engineers from panels etc

        5. Section 31 – Consultation with Institution of Civil Engineers

      5. Chapter 5 – Construction Or Alteration of Controlled Reservoirs

        1. Section 32 – Application of Chapter 5

        2. Section 33 – Notice to SEPA and appointment of construction engineer

        3. Section 34 – Inspection, reports, supervision of works etc. by construction engineer

        4. Section 35 – Safety reports

        5. Section 36– Safety reports: compliance

        6. Section 37 – Preliminary certificates

        7. Section 38 – Construction certificates

        8. Section 39 – Final certificates

        9. Section 40 – Preliminary and final certificates: compliance

        10. Section 41 – Termination of supervision by construction engineer

        11. Section 42 – Offences: construction, alteration, restoration to use, abandonment

        12. Section 43 – Defences: offences under section 42(1)(d) or (e)

        13. Section 44 – Controlled reservoirs subject to relevant works at commencement

      6. Chapter 6 – Other Requirements: High-Risk Reservoirs and Medium Risk Reservoirs

        1. Section 45 – Appointment of inspecting engineer etc

        2. Section 46 – Inspections: timing

        3. Section 47 – Inspections: duties of inspecting engineers etc.

        4. Section 48 – Inspections reports: compliance

        5. Section 49 – Appointment of supervising engineers etc.

        6. Section 50 – Supervising engineer and monitoring of reservoir

        7. Section 51 – Recording of water levels etc and record keeping etc

        8. Section 52 – Offences: inspections, supervision, record keeping

        9. Section 53 – Defences: offence under section 52(1)(c)

      7. Chapter 7 – Other Requirements: Controlled Reservoirs

        1. Section 54 – Incident reporting

        2. Section 55 – Flood plans

        3. Section 56 – Maintenance of records

        4. Section 57 – Display of emergency response information

        5. Section 58 – Offences: record keeping, display of emergency response information

      8. Chapter 8 – Dispute Referral

        1. Section 59 – Referral to referee: directions in safety report or inspection report

        2. Section 60 – Referral to referee: requirements in preliminary certificate or final certificate

        3. Section 61 – Appointment of referee

        4. Section 61 – Powers of referee: referral under section 59(2)

        5. Section 63 – Powers of referee: referral under section 60(1)

        6. Section 64 – Procedure

      9. Chapter 9 – Civil Enforcement, Emergency Powers and Further Offences

        1. Section 65 – Enforcement notice: appointment of engineer

        2. Section 66 – Offence: failure to comply with notice under section 65(2)

        3. Section 67 – Appointment of engineer by SEPA

        4. Section 68 – Appointment by SEPA: engineer’s report, certificates, recommendations etc

        5. Section 69 – Enforcement notice: safety and other measures

        6. Section 70 – Offence: failure to comply with notice under section 69(2)

        7. Section 71 – SEPA’s power to arrange taking of safety and other measures

        8. Section 72 – Offences under section 42(1)(d) and 52(1)(c): further remedies

        9. Section 73 – Stop notices

        10. Section 74 – Stop notices: procedure

        11. Section 75 – Stop notices: compensation

        12. Section 76 – Stop notices: enforcement

        13. Section 77 – Emergency powers

        14. Section 78 – Enforcement undertakings

        15. Section 79 – Fixed monetary penalties

        16. Section 80 – Fixed monetary penalties: procedure

        17. Section 81 – Fixed monetary penalties: criminal proceedings and conviction etc

        18. Section 82 – Further enforcement measures

        19. Section 83 – Further enforcement measures: procedure

        20. Section 84 – Further enforcement measures: criminal proceedings and conviction

        21. Section 85 – Further enforcement measures: enforcement

        22. Section 86 – Consultation in relation to orders under sections 73(1), 78(1), 79(1) and 82(1)

        23. Section 87 – Guidance on the use of stop notices, fixed monetary penalties or further enforcement measures

        24. Section 88 – Recovery by SEPA of expenses

        25. Section 89 – Guidance: appeals

        26. Section 90 – Publication of enforcement action

        27. Section 91 – Powers of entry

        28. Section 92 – Warrants authorising entry

        29. Section 93 – Powers of entry: supplementary

        30. Section 94 – Offence: preventing or obstructing entry

        31. Section 95 – Compensation

        32. Section 96 – Reports by SEPA to the Scottish Ministers

        33. Section 97 – Affording of reasonable facilities to engineers

        34. Section 98 – Power of SEPA to require information and assistance

        35. Section 99 – Offences: sections 97 and 98

      10. Chapter 10 – Miscellaneous

        1. Section 100 – Guidance

        2. Section 101 – Grants

        3. Section 102 – Assessment of engineers’ reports etc.

        4. Section 103 – Notice to SEPA of revocation of appointment or resignation of engineer

        5. Section 104 – SEPA: Ministerial directions

        6. Section 105 – Form and content of notices, reports, certificates etc

        7. Section 106 – Notices by SEPA

        8. Section 107 – Change to the Institution of Civil Engineers

        9. Section 108 – Civil liability

    2. Part 2 – Protection of the Water Environment - Remedial and Restoration Measures

      1. Section 109 – Remedial and restoration measures regulations

    3. Part 3 – General

      1. Section 110 – Crown application

      2. Section 111 – Offences by bodies corporate

      3. Section 112 – Consequential amendment and repeals

      4. Section 113 – Ancillary provision

      5. Section 114 – Orders and regulations

      6. Section 115 – Defined expressions

      7. Section 116 – Commencement and short title

    4. Schedule – Index of defined expressions

  4. Parliamentary History

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