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Reservoirs Act (Northern Ireland) 2015

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Giving a reservoir designation

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17.—(1) The Department must, as soon as is reasonably practicable after registering a controlled reservoir in the controlled reservoirs register, give the reservoir a reservoir designation.

(2) A reservoir designation is a designation of the controlled reservoir by the Department as one of the following categories—

(a)a high-consequence reservoir,

(b)a medium-consequence reservoir,

(c)a low-consequence reservoir.

(3) In giving a reservoir designation, the Department must, in so far as it is reasonably practicable to do so, take into account the matters mentioned in section 22.

(4) The Department gives a controlled reservoir a reservoir designation by notice served on the reservoir manager of the reservoir—

(a)specifying the reservoir designation it has given the reservoir,

(b)specifying the reasons for its decision,

(c)specifying the date on which the designation takes effect,

(d)giving information about the right under section 20 to apply for a review by the Department of its decision, the procedure for making such an application and the period within which an application may be made,

(e)specifying that the reservoir designation which is the subject of an application continues to have effect pending a decision being made in the review.

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