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Water Act 2014

Schedule 9: Publication requirements under the Land Drainage Act 1991

375.Schedule 9 amends sections 2(2)(b), 3(4)(b), 38(5)(b), 39(4)(b), 48(3(b) and 58(3) of the Land Drainage Act 1991 to remove restrictions on the way in which public notices for IDBs in England are published. Without the amendments, these sections require notices to be published in one or more newspapers. These changes will provide for more flexible advertising arrangements and allow the internal drainage boards and the Environment Agency to choose the most appropriate mechanisms, including electronic methods, for reaching their target audience.

376.Paragraph 8 of the Schedule amends paragraph 1(1)(a) of Schedule 5 to the Land Drainage Act 1991 to remove the requirement for internal drainage boards in England to publish their byelaws in the London Gazette.

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