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Reservoirs Act 1975

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20General provisions as to reports, certificates etc. of engineers

(1)Any report or certificate of an engineer acting for any purpose of this Act, including a referee under section 19 above, shall be in the prescribed form.

(2)Any such report or certificate, unless the engineer in question is appointed to act by the enforcement authority, shall be delivered to and kept by the undertakers.

(3)Any such report or certificate, where the engineer in question is appointed to act by the enforcement authority, shall be delivered to the authority, but a copy of it shall be sent by the engineer at the same time to the undertakers and shall be kept by them.

(4)Where any document to which this subsection applies is delivered by the engineer in question to the undertakers, the engineer shall within twenty-eight days after he delivers it to the undertakers send a copy of it to the enforcement authority. The documents to which this subsection applies are—

(a)any certificate of an engineer acting for any purpose of this Act;

(b)any report made by an inspecting engineer or an engineer acting for purposes of section 14 above and stated in his certificate to include a recommendation as to measures to be taken in the interests of safety, and any report made by an engineer acting under section 8 or 9 above ;

(c)any decision of a referee modifying any such report as is mentioned in paragraph (b) above ;

(d)any written explanation given by a construction engineer to the undertakers of his reasons for deferring the issue of his final certificate;

(e)any advice given by a supervising engineer to the under takers which either—

(i)recommends them to have the reservoir inspected under section 10 above or to take any other action; or

(ii)draws their attention to a breach of any provision of section 6(2) to (4) or 9(2) or of section 11 above.

(5)Where an enforcement authority receive a certificate of an engineer acting for the purposes of section 13 above or a copy of such a certificate, and the reservoir is situated partly in the area of another local authority not being the undertakers, the enforcement authority shall send a copy of the certificate to that other local authority.

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