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Flood and Water Management Act 2010

Abandonment

319.Paragraphs 27 and 28 amend section 14 of the Reservoirs Act 1975 (abandonment of large raised reservoirs).

320.Paragraph 27(2) amends section 14(2) of the Reservoirs Act 1975 to require the undertakers of a large raised reservoir who are proposing to abandon the use of their reservoir, to carry out any recommendations as to measures to be taken in the interests of safety made by the appointed engineer within the period specified in the report.

321.Paragraph 27(3) adds section 14(6) to the Reservoirs Act 1975, which enables the Minister to make regulations providing for what is and is not to be treated as abandonment of use of a large raised reservoir and bringing back a large raised reservoir into use as a reservoir for the purpose of the Act.

322.Regulations made under new section 14(6) are subject to the negative resolution procedure.

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