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Reservoirs (Scotland) Act 2011

Section 77 – Emergency powers

112.This section enables SEPA to take emergency action to prevent an uncontrolled release of water that would cause harm to people or property. Subsection (2) enables SEPA to take any necessary action to prevent such an event, or to limit the effects. Subsection (3) requires SEPA to take any such measures in consultation with a panel engineer. Subsection (5) requires SEPA to notify the reservoir manager of any measures deemed necessary under this section.

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