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The Flood and Coastal Erosion Committee for Wales Regulations 2017

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PART 3: FUNCTIONS

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8.  Subject to regulation 9, the Committee may advise on any matters relating to flood and coastal erosion risk management.

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9.—(1) The Committee must advise the Welsh Ministers on—

(a)the management of risk from all sources of flooding and coastal erosion;

(b)wider resilience and emergency issues from a flood risk management perspective;

(c)the National Strategy for Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management; and

(d)work being carried out by flood and coastal erosion risk management organisations.

(2) In carrying out its functions under regulation 9(1), the Committee must make such recommendations as they believe are conducive to effective partnership working between Welsh risk management authorities and flood and coastal erosion risk management organisations, in accordance with any guidance published by the Welsh Ministers.

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10.  The Committee may—

(a)establish its own programme of advisory work on flood and coastal erosion risk in Wales;

(b)advise Welsh risk management authorities on the management of risk from all sources of flooding and coastal erosion;

(c)advise Welsh risk management authorities on wider resilience and emergency issues from a flood risk management perspective;

(d)advise Welsh risk management authorities on the National Strategy for Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management; and

(e)enter into agreements with other bodies, subject to the approval of the Welsh Ministers.

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11.—(1) The Committee must hold its first meeting within 6 months of the coming into force of these Regulations, and subsequent meetings at intervals of no more than 6 months thereafter.

(2) Subject to paragraph (1), the Committee may regulate the frequency of its meetings.

Reports

12.—(1) As soon as is practicable after the end of each reporting period, the Committee must submit to the Welsh Ministers a report on the exercise and performance of its functions during that period.

(2) The report under paragraph (1) must include—

(a)a summary of the advice which the Committee has provided in that period; and

(b)details of membership, sub-committees, meetings, remuneration and allowances provided.

(3) For the purposes of paragraph (1), “reporting period” means—

(a)the period beginning with 1 January 2018 and ending with 5 April 2018; and

(b)each period of 12 months to 5 April thereafter.

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