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Reservoirs Act (Northern Ireland) 2015

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

This section requires the Department to take the adverse consequence and probability of an uncontrolled release of water into account when considering making a structure or area a controlled reservoir by regulation under section 2(3). The process and criteria to be used are the same as that to determine the reservoir designation for a controlled reservoir and detailed in section 22. Subsection (4) requires consultation when making any regulations specifying other matters to be taken into account.

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