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Statutory Instruments

2011 No. 1770 (C. 67)

Coast Protection, England

Environmental Protection, England

Flood Risk Management, England

The Flood and Water Management Act 2010 (Commencement No. 1 and Transitional Provisions) (England) Order 2011

Made

18th July 2011

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 48(2) and 49(3)(h) and (6) of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010(1), makes the following Order in relation to England.

Citation

1.  This Order may be cited as the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 (Commencement No. 1 and Transitional Provisions) (England) Order 2011.

Interpretation

2.  In this Order, “the 2010 Act” means the Flood and Water Management Act 2010.

Provisions coming into force on 19th July 2011

3.  The following provisions of the 2010 Act come into force on 19th July 2011 in relation to England only—

(a)section 11 (effect of national and local strategies: England);

(b)section 18 (Environment Agency: reports);

(c)section 31 (amendment of other Acts), so far as it relates to the provisions of Schedule 2 commenced by this article;

(d)paragraphs 1 to 24 of Schedule 2 (amendment of the Coast Protection Act 1949(2));

(e)paragraphs 29, 30, 35, 36, 38 and 39 of Schedule 2 (amendment of the Land Drainage Act 1991(3));

(f)paragraphs 45 to 47 and 49 of Schedule 2 (amendment of the Water Resources Act 1991(4)).

Transitional provisions

4.  (1)  Despite the amendments made by paragraphs 1 to 24 of Schedule 2 to the 2010 Act, the provisions of the Coast Protection Act 1949(5) as in force immediately before 19th July 2011 continue to apply to any coast protection work started before that date.

(2) Despite the amendment made by paragraph 30 of Schedule 2 to the 2010 Act, section 17 of the Land Drainage Act 1991(6) continues to apply to a local authority for an area in England unless the lead local flood authority for that area has published a summary of its local flood risk management strategy under section 9(7) of the 2010 Act.

(3) In this article—

“coast protection work” has the meaning given in section 49(1) of the Coast Protection Act 1949(7) as in force immediately before 19th July 2011; and

“local authority” has the meaning given in section 72(1) of the Land Drainage Act 1991.

Richard Benyon

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

18th July 2011

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings into force provisions of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 (“the Act”).

Article 3 specifies provisions of the Act that come into force on 19th July 2011 in relation to England only. These include provisions relating to the effect of the national strategy and local strategies on English risk management authorities, and the requirement for the Environment Agency to report to the Secretary of State about flood and coastal erosion risk management in England. Article 3 also provides for the commencement of amendments to the Coast Protection Act 1949, the Land Drainage Act 1991 and the Water Resources Act 1991.

Article 4 contains transitional provisions relating to the amendments to the Coast Protection Act 1949 and the Land Drainage Act 1991.

An impact assessment of the effect of the provisions commenced by this Order has not been produced as no impact on the private, voluntary or business sectors is foreseen.

NOTE AS TO EARLIER COMMENCEMENT ORDERS

(This note is not part of the Order)

The following provisions of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 were brought into force by commencement order made before the date of this Order.

Provision of the ActDate of commencementS.I. No.
Section 1partially1st September 2010S.I. 2010/2169 (C. 108)
remainder1st October 2010S.I. 2010/2169 (C. 108)
Section 2partially1st September 2010S.I. 2010/2169 (C. 108)
remainder1st October 2010S.I. 2010/2169 (C. 108)
Section 3partially1st September 2010S.I. 2010/2169 (C. 108)
remainder1st October 2010S.I. 2010/2169 (C. 108)
Section 4partially1st September 2010S.I. 2010/2169 (C. 108)
remainder1st October 2010S.I. 2010/2169 (C. 108)
Section 51st October 2010S.I. 2010/2169 (C. 108)
Section 6partially1st September 2010S.I. 2010/2169 (C. 108)
remainder1st October 2010S.I. 2010/2169 (C. 108)
Sections 7, 8, 9, 10 and 131st October 2010S.I. 2010/2169 (C. 108)
Section 146th April 2011S.I. 2011/694 (C. 25)
Section 15partially18th January 2011S.I. 2011/95 (C. 4)
remainder, in relation to Wales only6th April 2011S.I. 2011/694 (C. 25)
Section 161st October 2010S.I. 2010/2169 (C. 108)
Section 17partially1st October 2010S.I. 2010/2169 (C. 108)
remainder1st April 2011S.I. 2011/694 (C. 25)
Section 196th April 2011S.I. 2011/694 (C. 25)
Section 201st October 2010S.I. 2010/2169 (C. 108)
Section 216th April 2011S.I. 2011/694 (C. 25)
Section 22partially1st October 2010S.I. 2010/2169 (C. 108)
remainder1st April 2011S.I. 2011/694 (C. 25)
Section 231st April 2011S.I. 2011/694 (C. 25)
Section 241st October 2010S.I. 2010/2169 (C. 108)
Section 251st April 2011S.I. 2011/694 (C. 25)
Sections 26, 28 and 291st October 2010S.I. 2010/2169 (C. 108)
Section 30partially6th April 2011S.I. 2011/694 (C. 25)
Section 31partially1st October 2010S.I. 2010/2169 (C. 108)
partially1st April 2011S.I. 2011/694 (C. 25)
partially6th April 2011S.I. 2011/694 (C. 25)
Section 34partially1st October 2010S.I. 2010/2169 (C. 108)
partially1st April 2011S.I. 2011/694 (C. 25)
Section 35partially1st October 2010S.I. 2010/2169 (C. 108)
Section 36partially1st September 2010S.I. 2010/2169 (C. 108)
remainder1st October 2010S.I. 2010/2169 (C. 108)
Section 376th April 2011S.I. 2011/694 (C. 25)
Sections 38 and 39partially18th January 2011S.I. 2011/95 (C. 4)
Sections 40 and 411st October 2010S.I. 2010/2169 (C. 108)
Sections 42, 43 and 45partially1st October 2010S.I. 2010/2169 (C. 108)
Sections 46 and 471st October 2010S.I. 2010/2169 (C. 108)
In Schedule 1—
Paragraphs 15 and 16partially6th April 2011S.I. 2011/694 (C. 25)
Paragraph 176th April 2011S.I. 2011/694 (C. 25)
In Schedule 2—
Paragraphs 25 and 281st October 2010S.I. 2010/2169 (C. 108)
Paragraph 376th April 2011S.I. 2011/694 (C. 25)
Paragraphs 40, 41, 43, 44, 48, 50, 51, 52 and 531st April 2011S.I. 2011/694 (C. 25)
Paragraph 54partially1st October 2010S.I. 2010/2169 (C. 108)
remainder6th April 2011S.I. 2011/694 (C. 25)
In Schedule 5—
Paragraphs 1 and 21st April 2011S.I. 2011/694 (C. 25)
Paragraph 3partially1st October 2010S.I. 2010/2169 (C. 108)
Paragraph 41st April 2011S.I. 2011/694 (C. 25)
Paragraphs 5 and 6partially1st October 2010S.I. 2010/2169 (C. 108)
(5)

1949 c. 74. The provisions of the Coast Protection Act 1949 affected by paragraphs 1 to 24 of Schedule 2 to the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 have been previously amended by the Water Resources Act 1963 (c. 38), the Courts Act 1971 (c. 23), the Local Government Act 1972 (c. 70), the Local Land Charges Act 1975 (c. 76), the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 (c. 65), the Southern Water Authority Act 1980, the Acquisition of Land Act 1981 (c. 67), the Criminal Justice Act 1982 (c. 48), the Water Act 1989 (c. 15), the Transport and Works Act 1992 (c. 42), the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c. 44), the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (c. 23) and S.I. 1955/554, 1985/442, 1991/1730, 1996/593, 1999/1820 and 2009/1307.

(6)

1991 c. 59. Section 17 was amended by the Environment Act 1995 (c. 25), section 120 and Schedule 22, paragraph 191.

(7)

1949 c. 74. The provisions of the Coast Protection Act 1949 affected by paragraphs 1 to 24 of Schedule 2 to the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 have been previously amended by the Water Resources Act 1963 (c. 38), the Courts Act 1971 (c. 23), the Local Government Act 1972 (c. 70), the Local Land Charges Act 1975 (c. 76), the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 (c. 65), the Southern Water Authority Act 1980, the Acquisition of Land Act 1981 (c. 67), the Criminal Justice Act 1982 (c. 48), the Water Act 1989 (c. 15), the Transport and Works Act 1992 (c. 42), the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c. 44), the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (c. 23) and S.I. 1955/554, 1985/442, 1991/1730, 1996/593, 1999/1820 and 2009/1307.

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