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Flood and Water Management Act 2010

Flood plans

311.Paragraphs 20 and 21 amend section 12A of the Reservoirs Act 1975 (flood plans).

312.Paragraphs 20(2) and (3) amend the definition of a flood plan in section 12A(1) of the Reservoirs Act 1975 to provide that a flood plan must also give information about the areas that may be flooded in the event of an uncontrolled escape of water, and describe the action the undertaker would take in order to prevent an uncontrolled escape of water. Paragraph 21 inserts new section 12AA, which sets out the procedure to be followed and other requirements that apply where an undertaker is directed to prepare a flood plan. The undertaker must prepare a flood plan in consultation with the appointed engineer and may not provide a copy of it or publish it, as directed, unless the engineer has certified that it meets the requirements of section 12A(2)(a) and (b). Paragraph 22 amends section 19 to allow the undertaker to challenge a failure by the appointed engineer to issue a certificate under new section 12AA(3).

313.Paragraph 24 inserts subsection (1AE) into section 22 of the Reservoirs Act 1975 (criminal liability). New section 22(1AE) makes it an offence to fail to comply with the requirements of new section 12AA(4), (5), (6)(a) or (7) and sets out the penalties for these offences.

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