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194 Amendment of main river maps.E+W

(1)Either of the Ministers may at any time send the [F1Agency] one or more new maps to be substituted for the whole or part of a main river map and containing a statement to that effect.

(2)A statement contained in a map in pursuance of subsection (1) above shall specify the date on which the substitution is to take effect and the substitution shall take effect in accordance with the statement.

(3)Where—

(a)the area of a regional flood defence committee is altered so as to affect any of the particulars shown on the main river map for that area; or

(b)one of the Ministers confirms a scheme under section 137 above; or

(c)the [F1Agency] applies to one of the Ministers for the variation of a main river map, so far as it shows the extent to which any watercourse is to be treated as a main river or part of a main river,

the Ministers shall each be under a duty to ensure that such action as he considers appropriate is taken under subsection (4) below.

(4)The action referred to in subsection (3) above is action by one of the Ministers—

(a)requiring the [F1Agency] to send him any part of the main river map in question, altering it and sending it back to the ; or

(b)preparing a new main river map and sending it to the [F1Agency]; or

(c)notifying the [F1Agency] that he does not intend to vary the main river map in question.

(5)Before one of the Ministers alters a map or prepares a new map by virtue of subsection (3)(c) above, he shall—

(a)give notice of his intention to do so in such manner as he thinks best adapted for informing persons affected; and

(b)consider any objections made to him within the time and in the manner specified in that notice;

and he may then alter or prepare the map either in accordance with the proposals contained in the notice or otherwise.

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F1Words in s. 194 substituted (1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 25, s. 120(1), Sch. 22 para. 128 (with ss. 7(6), 115, 117); S.I. 1996/186, art. 3 (with art. 4)

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