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Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009

Section 54 – Publicity of matters

173.This section applies whenever SEPA or a lead authority is required to publicise something under this Part of the Act, for example in relation to the matters mentioned in paragraph 172. Subsection (1) requires them to publicise information by placing a notice in the “appropriate newspapers” and also allows them to publicise it by any other means they consider appropriate. “Appropriate newspapers” are defined in subsection (2).

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