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Reservoirs (Scotland) Act 2011

Section 59 – Referral to referee: directions in safety report or inspection report

93.Chapter 8 provides for a form of arbitration between reservoir managers and construction or inspecting engineers. If a reservoir manager disagrees with a direction in safety report or an inspection report, they can challenge that direction by referring it to a referee. Section 59(3) suspends any direction thus challenged until the reference is determined by the referee or withdrawn by the reservoir manager.

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