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The Natural Resources Body for Wales (Functions) Order 2013

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Environment Act 1995 (c. 25)

365.—(1) Section 6 is amended as follows.

(2) In subsection (1), for “the Agency”, in the first and second places where it occurs, substitute “an appropriate agency”.

(3) In subsection (2), omit “and Wales” in each place where it occurs.

(4) After subsection (2) insert—

(2A) The Natural Resources Body for Wales must take all such action as it may from time to time consider, in accordance with any directions given under article 11 of the Natural Resources Body for Wales (Establishment) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012/1903), to be necessary or expedient for the purpose—

(a)of conserving, redistributing or otherwise augmenting water resources in Wales; and

(b)of securing the proper use of water resources in Wales (including the efficient use of those resources);

but nothing in this subsection shall be construed as relieving any water undertaker of the obligation to develop water resources for the purpose of performing any duty imposed on it by virtue of section 37 of the Water Industry Act 1991 (general duty to maintain water supply system).

(5) In subsection (4), after “England and” insert “the Natural Resources Body for Wales shall in relation to”.

(6) In subsection (5), after “England and” insert “the Natural Resources Body for Wales' flood defence functions shall extend to the territorial sea adjacent to”.

(7) In subsection (6), for “the Agency” substitute “an appropriate agency”.

(8) In subsection (7), omit “and Wales” in each place where it occurs.

(9) After subsection (7) insert—

(7A) The area in respect of which the Natural Resources Body for Wales shall carry out its functions relating to fisheries shall be the whole of Wales, together with such part of the territorial sea adjacent to Wales as extends for six miles from the baselines from which the breadth of that sea is measured.

(10) After subsection (8) insert—

(9) For the purposes of this section, the parts of the territorial sea which are adjacent to Wales, and which are therefore not adjacent to England, are the parts of the sea which are treated as adjacent to Wales for the purposes of section 158 of the Government of Wales Act 2006.

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