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Energy Act 2011

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Part 4Coal Authority

115Additional powers of the Coal Authority: England and Wales

(1)After section 4C of the Coal Industry Act 1994 insert—

4CAFurther powers relating to subsidence and water discharge

(1)The Authority may take such action as it considers appropriate (if any)—

(a)with respect to subsidence arising otherwise than in connection with coal-mining;

(b)for the purpose of preventing, or mitigating the effect of, the discharge of water other than from a coal mine into or on to any land or into any controlled waters.

(2)The powers conferred on the Authority by subsection (1) do not affect any other function of the Authority.

(2)In section 4A of that Act (power of the Coal Authority with respect to coal mine water discharge), in subsection (2), for “and 4C” substitute “, 4C and 4CA”.

116Additional powers of the Coal Authority: Scotland

(1)After section 4F of the Coal Industry Act 1994 insert—

4GFurther powers relating to subsidence and water discharge: Scotland

(1)The Authority may take such action as it considers appropriate (if any)—

(a)with respect to subsidence arising otherwise than in connection with coal-mining;

(b)for the purpose of preventing, or mitigating the effect of, the discharge of water other than from a coal mine into or on to any land or into the water environment.

(2)The powers conferred on the Authority by subsection (1) do not affect any other function of the Authority.

(2)In section 4D of that Act (power of the Coal Authority with respect to coal mine water discharge in Scotland), in subsection (2), for “and 4F” substitute “, 4F and 4G”.

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