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Statutory Instruments

2012 No. 264 (C. 8)

Water, England

The Water Act 2003 (Commencement No. 11) Order 2012

Made

2nd February 2012

The Secretary of State makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 105(3), (4) and (6) of the Water Act 2003(1).

Citation and application

1.  (1)  This Order may be cited as the Water Act 2003 (Commencement No. 11) Order 2012.

(2) This Order applies in relation to England only.

Appointed day

2.  The day appointed for the coming into force of section 86 of the Water Act 2003 so far as not already in force is 6th April 2012.

Richard Benyon

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

2nd February 2012

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings into force, on 6th April 2012, section 86 of the Water Act 2003 (“the Act”) in relation to England so far as not already in force.

Section 86 of the Act makes amendments to Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (“the 1990 Act”) in relation to the definition of contaminated land. The definition of “contaminated land” in section 78A of the 1990 Act is amended so that, in relation to the pollution of controlled waters, for land to be determined as contaminated land, it must cause significant pollution or the significant possibility of such pollution of controlled waters. Section 86 of the Act also makes related changes to sections 78A, 78C, 78E, 78K, 78X and 78YB, consequential on the amendment of that definition.

An impact assessment of the effect that changes to the contaminated land regime, making reference to the main impacts of this Order, will have on the costs of business and the voluntary sector has been produced, and a copy is available from the website of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs at www.defra.gov.uk. It is published alongside this instrument at www.legislation.gov.uk. No separate impact assessment was made for this Order.

NOTE AS TO EARLIER COMMENCEMENT ORDERS

(This note is not part of the Order)

The following provisions of the Act have been brought into force in England and Wales by commencement orders made before the date of this Order:

ProvisionDate of CommencementS.I. No.
(1)

These provisions also extend to Scotland and Northern Ireland (section 105(8) of the Act) and were brought into force in Scotland and Northern Ireland by the same Order.

(2)

These provisions also extend partially to Scotland (section 105(9) of the Act) and were brought into force in Scotland by the same Order.

(3)

These provisions also extend to Scotland (section 105(9) of the Act) and were brought into force in Scotland by the same Order.

s. 11.4.20062006/984 (C.30)
s. 21.4.20062006/984 (C.30)
s. 31.4.20062006/984 (C.30)
s. 41.4.20062006/984 (C.30)
s. 61.4.2004 & 1.4.20052004/641 (C.24) & 2005/968 (C.43)
s. 8 (partially)1.4.20062006/984 (C.30)
s. 91.4.20042004/641 (C.24)
s. 101.4.2004 & 1.4.20052004/641 (C.24) & 2005/968 (C.43)
s. 111.4.20062006/984 (C.30)
s. 121.4.20062006/984 (C.30)
s. 131.4.20062006/984 (C.30)
s. 141.4.20062006/984 (C.30)
s. 151.4.20042004/641 (C.24)
s. 161.4.2004 & 1.4.20052004/641 (C.24) & 2005/968 (C.43)
s. 171.4.20052005/968 (C.43)
s. 181.4.20042004/641 (C.24)
s. 191.4.2004 & 1.4.20062004/641 (C.24) & 2006/984 (C.30)
s. 201.4.20042004/641 (C.24)
s. 211.4.20062006/984 (C.30)
s. 221.4.20062006/984 (C.30)
s. 231.4.20062006/984 (C.30)
s. 241.4.20052004/641 (C.24)
s. 251.4.2004 & 1.4.20062004/641 (C.24) & 2006/984 (C.30)
s. 261.10.20042004/2528 (C.106)
s. 271.4.20042004/641 (C.24)
ss. 28 and 291.10.20042004/2528 (C.106)
s. 301.4.20062006/984 (C.30)
s. 311.10.20042004/2528 (C.106)
s. 331.4.20062006/984 (C.30)
s. 34 (partially)1.4.20062005/2714 (C.109)
s. 351.8.2005, 1.10.2005 & 1.4.20062005/968 (C.43) & 2005/2714 (C.109)
s. 36 & Sch. 3(1)1.4.2005 & 1.4.20062005/968 (C.43) & 2005/2714 (C.109)
s. 371.4.20042004/641 (C.24)
s. 381.10.2004 & 1.10.20052004/2528 (C.106), & 2005/2714 (C.109)
ss. 39 to 421.4.20052005/968 (C.43)
ss. 43 to 471.10.20052005/2714 (C.109)
s. 481.10.2004 & 1.4.20052004/2528 (C.106) & 2005/968 (C.43)
ss. 49 and 501.10.20042004/2528 (C.106)
s. 511.4.20052005/968 (C.43)
s. 521.4.20062005/2714 (C.109)
s. 53(2)1.4.20042004/641 (C.24)
ss. 54 and 551.10.20042004/2528 (C.106)
s. 56 & Sch. 41.4.2004, 1.8.2005, 1.10.2005 & 1.12.20052004/641 (C.24), 2005/968 (C.43) & 2005/2714 (C.109)
s. 571.4.20042004/641 (C.24)
s. 591.10.20042004/2528 (C.106)
ss. 60 and 611.4.20042004/641 (C.24)
s. 621.10.2004, 1.10.2005, 1.4.2006 & 1.4.20072004/2528 (C.106), 2005/2714 (C.109), 2006/984 (C.30) & 2007/1021 (C.42)
s. 631.10.2004 & 1.10.20052004/2528 (C.106) & 2005/2714 (C.109)
ss. 64 and 651.4.20042004/641 (C.24)
s. 66(3)1.4.20042004/641 (C.24)
s. 67 (partially)1.4.2004

2004/910 (W.93)

(C.39)

s. 68(3)1.4.20042004/641 (C.24)
s. 701.4.20052005/968 (C.43)
s. 711.4.20042004/641 (C.24)
s. 721.4.20042004/641 (C.24)
s. 74(2)1.10.20042004/2528 (C.106)
s. 76(3)1.10.20042004/2528 (C.106)
s. 791.10.20042004/2528 (C.106)
ss. 82 to 841.4.20042004/641 (C.24)
s. 85(2) & Sch. 5 & 61.4.20042004/641 (C.24)
s. 871.10.20042004/2528 (C.106)
ss. 90 to 9728.5.20042004/641 (C.24)
s. 981.4.20072007/1021 (C.42)
s. 9928.5.20042004/641 (C.24)
s. 10017.3.2004, 1.4.2004, 28.5.2004, 1.10.2004, 1.4.2005, 1.8.2005, 1.10.2005, 1.12.2005, 1.4.2006, 1.4.2006 & 1.4.20072004/641 (C.24), 2004/2528 (C.106), 2005/968 (C.43), 2005/2714 (C.109), 2006/984 (C.30) & 2007/1021(C.42)
s. 101(1) (partially) & Sch. 7 (partially)1.4.2004, 1.10.2004, 29.12.2004, 1.4.2005, 1.8.2005, 1.10.2005, 1.4.2006 & 1.4.20072004/641 (C.24), 2004/2528 (C.106), 2005/968 (C.43), 2005/2714 (C.109), 2006/984 (C.30) & 2007/1021 (C.42)
s. 101(1) & Sch. 81.4.2004, 1.10.2004 & 1.12.20052004/641 (C.24), 2004/2528 (C.106) & 2005/2714 (C.109)
s. 101(2) & Sch. 9 (partially)1.4.2004, 28.5.2004, 1.10.2004, 1.4.2005, 1.10.2005, 1.12.2005 & 1.4.20062004/641 (C.24), 2004/2528 (C.106), 2005/968 (C.43), 2005/2714 (C.109) & 2006/984 (C.30)

The following provisions of the Act have been brought into force in England by commencement orders made before the date of this Order:

ProvisionDate of CommencementS.I. No.
s. 5818.2.2005, 17.7.2008, 25.2.2009 &2005/344 (C.12)
s. 6926.3.20102008/1922 (C.87)
s. 7517.3.20042009/359 (C.17)
ss. 77 and 781.4.20042010/975 (C.65)
s. 801.10.20042004/641 (C.24)
s. 811.10.20042004/641 (C.24)
s. 86 (partially)1.4.20042004/2528 (C.106)
s. 101(1) & Sch. 7 (partially)1.10.20042004/2528 (C.106)
s. 101(2) & Sch. 9 (partially)17.3.2004, 1.10.2004 & 1.8.20082004/641 (C.24)

The following provisions of the Act have been brought into force in Wales by commencement orders made before the date of this Order:

ProvisionDate of CommencementS.I. No.
s. 691.4.20042004/910 (W.93) (C.39)
s. 751.4.20042004/910 (W.93) (C.39)
ss. 77 and 7811.11.20042004/2916 (W.255) (C.120)
ss. 80 and 8111.11.20042004/2916 (W.255) (C.120)
s. 86 (partially)11.11.20042004/2916 (W.255) (C.120)
s. 101(1) & Sch. 7 (partially)1.4.2004 & 11.11.20042004/910 (W.93) (C.39) & 2004/2916 (W.255) (C.120)
s. 101(2) & Sch. 9 (partially)1.4.2004 & 11.11.20042004/910 (W.93) (C.39) & 2004/2916 (W.255) (C.120)

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