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The Natural Resources Body for Wales (Functions) Order 2013

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Water Resources Act 1991 (c. 57)

304.—(1) Section 221 is amended as follows.

(2) After the definition of “analyse” insert—

“the appropriate agency” means—

(a)

for the purposes of the flood risk management work provisions—

(i)

in relation to flood risks (within the meaning of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010) in Wales, the NRBW;

(ii)

in any other case, the Agency;

(b)

for any other purpose—

(i)

in relation to Wales, the NRBW;

(ii)

in any other case, the Agency;.

(3) In the definition of “flood defence functions”—

(a)for “the Agency”, in the first place where it occurs, substitute “the appropriate agency”;

(b)in paragraph (b), after “those functions” insert “of the appropriate agency which were previously”;

(c)in paragraph (c), for “the Agency” substitute “the appropriate agency”.

(4) After the definition of “flood defence provisions” insert—

“flood risk management work provisions” means—

(a)

sections 159(1A), 160(1A), 165 and 166; and

(b)

any other provision of Part 7 so far as it relates to a provision falling within paragraph (a);.

(5) After the definition of “notice” insert—

“the NRBW” means the Natural Resources Body for Wales;.

(6) In the definition of “public authority”, after “the Agency,” insert “the NRBW,”.

(7) In the definition of “the related water resources provisions”, in paragraph (b)(ii), after “subsections (1)” insert “, (1A)”.

(8) In the definition of “watercourse”, after “Agency” insert “, the NRBW,”.

(9) In the definition of “water pollution provisions”, in the closing words, after “subsections (1)” insert “, (1A)”.

(10) After subsection (1) insert—

(1A) For the purposes of the definition of “the appropriate agency” in subsection (1), “Wales” has the meaning given by section 158 of the Government of Wales Act 2006.

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