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Flood and Water Management Act 2010


282.Paragraph 4 inserts additional provisions after section 2(2A) of the Reservoirs Act 1975 about the registration of large reservoirs.

283.The Reservoirs Act 1975 already requires the Environment Agency to establish and maintain a register of large raised reservoirs in England and Wales and a record of information about each of them (see section 2(2)). New section 2(2B) makes it a requirement for the undertaker of a large raised reservoir to register the reservoir with the Environment Agency in accordance with regulations made under new section 2(2C) so as to ensure that the Environment Agency is able to keeps its register complete and up-to-date.

284.Paragraph 5 makes consequential amendments to the Reservoirs Act 1975.

285.Paragraph 6 inserts section 22(A1) before section 22(1) of the Reservoirs Act 1975. Under new section 22(A1), it is an offence to fail to comply with the requirements of new section 2(2B) or a requirement specified in regulations made under new section 2(2C). New section 22(A2) sets out the penalty for the offence under section 22(A1).

286.Regulations made under new section 2(2C) are subject to the negative resolution procedure (see further paragraph 38 of Schedule 4).

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