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Flood and Water Management Act 2010

National Standards

211.Paragraph 5 imposes a duty on the relevant Minister to publish national standards about how drainage systems should be designed, constructed, maintained and operated for the purpose of implementing sustainable drainage. These national standards are referred to in other paragraphs in this Schedule.

212.Sub-paragraph (3) provides that the standards may permit or require approving bodies to form judgments on drainage systems using specific criteria. Approving bodies must also take account of any guidance which is issued by the Minister.

213.The Ministers must consult before publishing the standards.

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