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The Reservoirs Act 1975 (Exemptions, Appeals and Inspections) (Wales) Regulations 2016

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Periodical inspection of high-risk reservoirs

9.—(1) For the purposes of section 10(2) of the 1975 Act, a high-risk reservoir is to be inspected at each of the following times—

(a)before the end of the period of six months beginning on the date of completion of any alteration to the reservoir which—

(i)does not increase or decrease its capacity;

(ii)is such as might affect its safety; and

(iii)has not been designed and supervised by a qualified civil engineer;

(b)at any time recommended by the supervising engineer under section 12(3) of the 1975 Act;

(c)at any time recommended in the report of the inspecting engineer made under section 10(3) of the 1975 Act;

(d)within one year of designation under section 2B of the 1975 Act.

(e)no later than 10 years after the date of the most recent inspection made under section 10 of the 1975 Act and once every 10 years thereafter.

(2) Paragraph (1)(d) does not apply to any reservoir previously registered as a large raised reservoir under the Reservoirs Act 1975 (Registers, Reports and Records) Regulations 1985(1).

(3) The requirement to have a high-risk reservoir inspected under section 10(2) of the 1975 Act is not fulfilled where the inspection is limited to part of the reservoir.

(4) Paragraph (3) does not apply in any case where an inspecting engineer acting under section 12(3) of the 1975 Act or a supervising engineer acting under section 10(3) of that Act recommends that an inspection is limited to part of the reservoir.

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