Explanatory Memorandum

Reservoirs Act (Northern Ireland) 2015

2015 CHAPTER 8

24 July 2015

Commentary on Sections

Part 6 – Civil enforcement, emergency powers and further offences

Section 69 – Commissioning of engineer by Department

When a reservoir manager has not complied with a notice served under section 67 (requiring the commissioning of an engineer), this section enables the Department to commission the engineer. Subsection (4) enables the Department, if it considers it appropriate, by notice, to require the reservoir manager to pay the Department such amount of associated costs reasonably incurred. Subject to right of appeal (section 76) the reservoir manager must pay any costs so incurred and specified in the notice (subsection (5).