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Reservoirs Act (Northern Ireland) 2015

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  1. Introductory Text


    1. Controlled reservoirs

      1. 1.Controlled reservoirs

      2. 2.Structure or area which is to be treated as a controlled reservoir

      3. 3.Matters to be taken into account under section 2(3)

      4. 4.Controlled reservoirs: further provision

      5. 5.Controlled reservoirs: supplementary

    2. Reservoir managers

      1. 6.Reservoir managers

      2. 7.Multiple reservoir managers: supplementary

      3. 8.Duty of multiple reservoir managers to co-operate

    3. Registration

      1. 9.Controlled reservoirs register

      2. 10.Reservoir managers' duty to register with the Department

      3. 11.Structures or areas which are controlled reservoirs on the relevant date

      4. 12.Structures or areas which become controlled reservoirs after the relevant date

      5. 13.Structures or areas which are the subject of regulations under section 2(3)

      6. 14.Fees: registration and administration

      7. 15.Registration: supplementary

      8. 16.Offences: registration

    4. Reservoir designation

      1. 17.Giving a reservoir designation

      2. 18.Periodic re-assessment of reservoir designations

      3. 19.Date on which reservoir designation given under section 17 or given as different designation under section 18 takes effect

      4. 20.Review by Department of its decision under section 17 or 18

      5. 21.Appeal against Department's decision in a review under section 20

      6. 22.Matters to be taken into account under sections 17(3), 18(2), 20(3)(b)(ii) and 21(5)(a)

      7. 23.Matters to be taken into account under sections 17(3), 18(2), 20(3)(b)(ii) and 21(5)(a): further provision

      8. 24.High-consequence reservoirs, medium-consequence reservoirs and low-consequence reservoirs: further provision


    1. Supervision by supervising engineer

      1. 25.Supervision requirement and commissioning of supervising engineer etc.

      2. 26.Duties etc. in relation to supervision

      3. 27.Regulations as to visits by supervising engineer

      4. 28.Visual inspection directed under section 26(4)(a): further provision

      5. 29.Nominated representative under section 26(7)(a): further provision

    2. Inspections etc. by inspecting engineer

      1. 30.Inspection timing: general requirements

      2. 31.Inspection timing: reservoir subject to pre-commencement inspection report

      3. 32.Inspection timing: other qualifications

      4. 33.Pre-commencement inspection report

      5. 34.Commissioning of inspecting engineer etc.

      6. 35.Duties etc. in relation to inspection

      7. 36.Inspection reports: compliance

    3. Record keeping etc.

      1. 37.Recording of water levels etc. and record keeping

    4. Offences: supervision, inspection, record keeping

      1. 38.Offences: supervision, inspection, record keeping

      2. 39.Offence in connection with inspection: failure to secure compliance with safety direction or recommendation

      3. 40.Defences: offence under section 39(1)


    1. Construction or alteration

      1. 41.Application of Part 3 etc.

      2. 42.Meaning of “relevant works” for purposes of Act

    2. Supervision by construction engineer

      1. 43.Notice to Department and commissioning of construction engineer

      2. 44.Supervision of relevant works and reservoir safety by construction engineer

      3. 45.Safety report

      4. 46.Safety report: compliance

      5. 47.Preliminary certificate

      6. 48.Construction certificate

      7. 49.Final certificate

      8. 50.Preliminary and final certificates: compliance

      9. 51.Termination of supervision by construction engineer

    3. Offences: construction or alteration

      1. 52.Offences: construction or alteration

      2. 53.Offences: failure to comply with safety direction in safety report, preliminary certificate or final certificate

      3. 54.Defences: offences under section 53(1)

    4. Relevant works underway at commencement

      1. 55.Controlled reservoirs subject to relevant works on the commencement date


    1. 56.Incident reporting

    2. 57.Flood plans

    3. 58.Maintenance of records

    4. 59.Display of emergency response information

    5. 60.Offences under Part 4


    1. 61.Referral to referee: directions in safety report or inspection report

    2. 62.Referral to referee: requirements in preliminary certificate or final certificate

    3. 63.Commissioning of referee

    4. 64.Powers of referee: referral under section 61(2)

    5. 65.Powers of referee: referral under section 62(1)

    6. 66.Procedure etc.


    1. Enforcement of commissioning of engineers

      1. 67.Enforcement notice: commissioning of engineers

      2. 68.Offence: failure to comply with notice under section 67(2)

      3. 69.Commissioning of engineer by Department

      4. 70.Commissioning by the Department: engineers' reports, certificates, recommendations etc.

    2. Enforcement of taking of safety measures

      1. 71.Enforcement notice: safety measures

      2. 72.Offence: failure to comply with notice under section 71(2)

    3. Department arranging taking of safety measures

      1. 73.Department's power to arrange taking of safety measures

    4. Conviction of certain offences involving safety matters: further remedies

      1. 74.Offence under section 39(1) or 53(1)(a): further remedies

    5. Department's powers in emergency

      1. 75.Emergency powers

    6. Recovery of costs under section 69, 71, 73 or 75: appeal

      1. 76.Recovery of costs under section 69, 71, 73 or 75: appeal

    7. Stop notices

      1. 77.Stop notices

      2. 78.Stop notices: content and procedure

      3. 79.Stop notices: compensation

      4. 80.Stop notices: enforcement

    8. Other civil enforcement measures

      1. 81.Enforcement undertakings

      2. 82.Regulations as to enforcement undertakings: further provision

      3. 83.Fixed monetary penalties

      4. 84.Fixed monetary penalties: procedure etc.

      5. 85.Fixed monetary penalties: criminal proceedings and conviction etc.

      6. 86.Variable monetary penalties

      7. 87.Variable monetary penalties: procedure etc.

      8. 88.Variable monetary penalties: criminal proceedings and conviction

      9. 89.Undertaking referred to in section 87(5): enforcement

    9. Miscellaneous

      1. 90.Consultation in relation to regulations under sections 77(1), 81(1), 83(1) and 86(1)

      2. 91.Recovery by the Department of certain costs

      3. 92.Publication of enforcement action

    10. Powers of entry

      1. 93.Powers of entry

      2. 94.Warrants authorising entry

      3. 95.Powers of entry: supplementary

      4. 96.Offence: preventing or obstructing entry

      5. 97.Compensation

    11. Reasonable facilities, information and assistance

      1. 98.Affording of reasonable facilities to engineers

      2. 99.Power of the Department to require information and assistance from reservoir managers

      3. 100.Offences: sections 98 and 99

      4. 101.Power to require information and assistance from others


    1. 102.Panels of reservoir engineers

    2. 103.Appointment of members to panels: further provision

    3. 104.Removal of panel members

    4. 105.Dissolution or alteration of panels etc.

    5. 106.Review of decisions not to appoint, or to remove civil engineers from panels etc.

    6. 107.Consultation with Institution of Civil Engineers

    7. 108.Reimbursement of costs incurred by Institution of Civil Engineers


    1. 109.Power of Water Appeals Commission to award costs in an appeal

    2. 110.Orders as to costs: supplementary

    3. 111.Fees in relation to appeals

    4. 112.Time limit for certain summary offences under Act

    5. 113.National security: further provision

    6. 114.Grants

    7. 115.Assessment of engineers' reports etc.

    8. 116.Publication of information as regards ranges of costs of engineers' services

    9. 117.Notice to the Department of revocation of commissioning, or resignation, of engineer

    10. 118.Form and content of notices, reports, certificates etc.

    11. 119.Electronic serving or giving of notices or other documents

    12. 120.Change to the Institution of Civil Engineers

    13. 121.Civil liability


    1. 122.Application to the Crown

    2. 123.Enforcement in relation to the Crown

    3. 124.Service or giving of notices or other documents: the Crown

    4. 125.Offences by bodies corporate and partnerships

    5. 126.Supplementary, incidental, consequential etc. provision

    6. 127.Orders and regulations

    7. 128.Definitions

    8. 129.Minor and consequential amendments and repeals

    9. 130.Commencement

    10. 131.Duty to report on operation of this Act

    11. 132.Short title


    1. SCHEDULE 1


      1. 1.A reservoir manager of a high-consequence or medium-consequence reservoir on...

      2. 2.Any such application must be made in writing before the...

      3. 3.In considering an application under paragraph 1, the Department—

      4. 4.An engineer is disqualified from being commissioned under paragraph 3...

      5. 5.The Department must notify the reservoir manager of its decision...

      6. 6.The Department may by regulations make further provision in relation...

    2. SCHEDULE 2


    3. SCHEDULE 3


      1. The Water and Sewerage Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 (NI 21)

        1. 1.The Water and Sewerage Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 is...

        2. 2.In Article 293 (procedure of the Water Appeals Commission)—

        3. 3.Article 297 (regulations by the Department for Regional Development as...

        4. 4.In Article 300 (regulations), in paragraph (1)(b), the words “or...

    4. SCHEDULE 4


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