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(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings into force in relation to England provisions of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 (c. 29).

Article 3 specifies provisions of that Act that come into force (so far as not already commenced) on 30th July 2013 in relation to England only. These provisions amend the Reservoirs Act 1975 (c. 23) to introduce a new legal framework relating to the safety of large raised reservoirs.

Article 4 contains transitional and savings provisions relating to the amendments of the Reservoirs Act 1975.

An impact assessment of the effect of the provisions commenced by this Order on the costs of business and the voluntary sector has been produced, and copies are available from the website of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs at www.gov.uk. It is published alongside the instrument at www.legislation.gov.uk.