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The Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017

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The Water Environment (Floods Directive) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009

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2.—(1) The Water Environment (Floods Directive) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009(1) are amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (5).

(2) In regulation 2(2)—

(a)omit the definition of “the 2003 Regulations”;

(b)before the definition of “the Department” insert—

“the 2017 Regulations” means the Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017;;

(c)for the definition of “international river basin district” substitute—

“international river basin district” has the same meaning as in the 2017 Regulations;.

(d)for the definition of “river basin district” substitute—

“river basin district” has the same meaning as in the 2017 Regulations;.

(3) For regulation 15 (Flood hazard maps and flood risk: co-ordination with the 2003 Regulations) substitute—

Flood hazard maps and flood risk maps: co-ordination with the 2017 Regulations

15.(1) The development of the first flood hazard maps and flood risk maps and their subsequent reviews shall be—

(a)co-ordinated with, and may be integrated into, the reviews required by regulations 5(2) and 7(2) of the 2017 Regulations; and

(b)carried out in such a way that the information they contain is consistent with the information provided under the 2017 Regulations..

(4) For regulation 18 (Flood risk management plans: co-ordination with the 2003 Regulations) substitute—

Flood risk management plans: co-ordination with the 2017 Regulations

18.(1) The development of the first flood risk management plans and their subsequent reviews shall be co-ordinated with, and may be integrated into, the reviews of the river basin management plans required by regulation 26 of the 2017 Regulations.

(2) The active involvement of the parties and bodies listed in regulation 19(4) in the development of the first flood risk management plans and their subsequent reviews shall be co-ordinated, as appropriate, with the active involvement of the persons listed in regulation 27(6) of the 2017 Regulations..

(5) In Part 1 of Schedule 3—

(a)in paragraph 4(e) for “the 2003 Regulations” substitute “the 2017 Regulations”;

(b)in paragraph 8 for “the 2003 Regulations” substitute “the 2017 Regulations”.

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