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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2013 No. 314

Environmental Protection

Flood Risk Management

The Flood Risk Management (Designated Responsible Authorities) (Scotland) Order 2013

Made

5th November 2013

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

7th November 2013

Coming into force

21st December 2013

The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 5(1)(c) of the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009(1).

In accordance with section 5(2) of that Act, they have consulted SEPA, every responsible authority, the public bodies and office-holders who will be responsible authorities by virtue of this Order, and such other persons as they consider appropriate.

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Flood Risk Management (Designated Responsible Authorities) (Scotland) Order 2013 and comes into force on 21st December 2013.

Designated responsible authorities

2.  The following public bodies and office-holders are designated for the purposes of section 5(1)(c) of the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009—

(a)the Cairngorms National Park Authority;

(b)The Forestry Commissioners; and

(c)the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Authority.

PAUL WHEELHOUSE

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

5th November 2013

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order designates as ‘responsible authorities’ for the purposes of the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 (“the Act”), the following public bodies and office-holders—

For the purposes of the Act, each responsible authority must, among other things, exercise their flood risk related functions (in or as regards Scotland) with a view to reducing overall flood risk.