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The National Rivers Authority (Levies) Regulations 1993

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the National Rivers Authority (Levies) Regulations 1993 and shall come into force on 16th January 1993.

(2) In these Regulations—

“the 1976 Act” means the Land Drainage Act 1976(1);

“the 1988 Act” means the Local Government Finance Act 1988;

“the 1992 Act” means the Local Government Finance Act 1992(2);

“the NRA” means the National Rivers Authority;

“district” means a local flood defence district created by a scheme under section 12 of the Water Resources Act 1991(3) or which is treated as such by virtue of section 134(3) of that Act or continues to be so treated under paragraph 14(1) of Schedule 2 to the Water Consolidation (Consequential Provisions) Act 1991(4);

“expenses” of the NRA for a financial year means qualifying expenses ascertained in accordance with section 45(2) of the Land Drainage Act 1976, the reference in that section to sums received otherwise than by virtue of section 46 of that Act being taken as a reference to sums received otherwise than by virtue of any levy issued under these Regulations;

“local council”, in relation to a district, means the council of any county, metropolitan district or London Borough any part of whose area is comprised in that district and, if any part of the City of London is comprised in that district, the Common Council of the City of London.

(3) Any reference in these Regulations to a numbered regulation shall be construed as a reference to the regulation bearing that number in these Regulations.

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