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PART IIIN.I.POWERS OF DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE IN RELATION TO WATERWAYS

IntroductoryF2N.I.

F2certain functions transf. by SR 1999/481

Non-textual amendments applied to the whole Legislation can be found in the Introduction

Application and interpretation of Part IIIN.I.

39.—(1) This Part does not apply to a reservoir or the sea.

(2) In this Part—

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

Matters to be taken into account in exercising certain functionsN.I.

40.—(1) The Department shall, in exercising its functions under this Part, have regard to—

(a)the conservation of water resources;

(b)the prevention of pollution;

(c)the needs of the community with respect to water and the disposal of effluent;

(d)the conservation and enhancement of the natural beauty and amenity of waterways and of land associated with waterways;

(e)the conservation and enhancement of flora and fauna;

[F1(ea)the duties imposed under Parts III to VI of the Water and Sewerage Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 on any relevant undertaker (within the meaning of that Order) which is likely to be affected by the exercise of the function in question;]

(f)the conservation of geological or physiographical features of special interest and any feature of archaeological, historical, architectural or traditional interest.

(2) The Department shall, in exercising its functions under any statutory provision relating to drainage, have regard to the matters set out in sub-paragraphs (a) to (f) of paragraph (1).

(3) In Article 11(2)(d) of, and paragraph 5(2) of Schedule 7 to, the Drainage Order for “section 2(2) of the Water Act (Northern Ireland) 1972” there shall be substituted “Article 40(2) of the Water (Northern Ireland) Order 1999”.