Explanatory Notes

Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act

2009 asp 6

16 June 2009

The Act – Overview

10.The Act makes provision in relation to five main areas: (i) coordination and cooperation within the domain of flood risk management; (ii) assessment of flood risk and preparation of flood risk maps and flood risk management plans, including implementing the EC Floods Directive; (iii) amendments to local authority and SEPA functions for flood risk management; (iv) a revised statutory process for flood protection schemes; and (v) amendments to the enforcement regime for the safe operation of reservoirs.

11.The Act is separated into eight Parts: