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Flood and Water Management Act 2010

Section 23: Consultation and consent

85.This section requires the Environment Agency to consult an RFCC about the way in which it intends to exercise its flood and coastal erosion risk management functions in the Committee’s region, and to take into account any representations made.

86.Subsection (2) requires the consent of the relevant RFCC to be obtained before the Environment Agency can deliver the regional programme of flood and coastal erosion risk management it determines.

87.Subsection (3) requires the Environment Agency, before it issues any levy under section 17, to first obtain the consent of the relevant RFCC. Under subsection (4) the Environment Agency must also obtain the consent of the relevant RFCC before spending any revenue raised under section 118 of the Water Resources Act 1991.

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