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PART 2REQUIREMENTS FOR HIGH-CONSEQUENCE AND MEDIUM-CONSEQUENCE RESERVOIRS

Inspections etc. by inspecting engineer

Inspection timing: other qualifications

32.—(1) Where a construction engineer is required by section 43 to be commissioned to supervise relevant works for the purpose of a high-consequence or medium-consequence reservoir being discontinued or abandoned (within the meaning of Part 3) (see sections 41 and 42), any inspection which at the date of the commissioning is due by virtue of section 30 or 31 is not required.

(2) Where a construction engineer is required by section 43 to be commissioned to supervise relevant works for the purpose of a high-consequence or medium-consequence reservoir being constructed or subject to alteration (but not for the purpose of it being discontinued or abandoned) (within the meaning of Part 3)—

(a)any inspection which at the date of the commissioning is due by virtue of section 30 or 31 is not required,

(b)the reservoir manager must secure instead that the reservoir is inspected by an inspecting engineer either—

(i)before the end of the period of 2 years beginning with the date of the final certificate for the relevant works, or

(ii)at such earlier time as may be recommended in the final certificate (in accordance with section 49(2)(b)).