Part 2Principal expressions

3“Flood” and “flood risk”

In this Act—


In this Act, “SEPA” means the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.

5Responsible authorities

(1)For the purposes of this Act, responsible authorities are—

(a)local authorities,

(b)Scottish Water, and

(c)such other public bodies and office-holders (or public bodies or office-holders of such descriptions) as the Scottish Ministers may designate by order.

(2)Before making an order under subsection (1)(c), the Scottish Ministers must consult—


(b)every responsible authority,

(c)the public bodies and office-holders who will be responsible authorities by virtue of the order being made, and

(d)such other persons as they consider appropriate.

6“The Directive”

In this Act, “the Directive” means Directive 2007/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the assessment and management of flood risks.