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British Waterways Act 1995

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6Before prescribing, revoking or amending standards under section 17 of this Act and this Part of this Schedule the Board shall—

(a)have regard to the requirements of the byelaws of any inland navigation undertakers whose waterways are contiguous with those of the Board where those byelaws deal with the subject matter of the proposed standards;

(b)take such steps as appear to the Board to be appropriate to bring the proposed standards to the attention of builders, owners and operators of vessels who are likely to be affected by them, and thereafter consider any representations made by any such persons with regard to the proposed standards;

(c)consult the Inland Waterways Amenity Advisory Council; and

(d)consult such organisations as represent a substantial number of builders, owners and operators of vessels who may be affected by the proposed standards.

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