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Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 (2009 Asp 6).

Type of law
Date of original text

This Act implements for Scotland provisions of Directive 2007/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the assessment and management of flood risks. The purpose of the Directive is to establish a framework for the assessment and management of flood risks, aiming at the reduction of the adverse consequences for human health, the environment, cultural heritage and economic activity associated with floods.
The Act makes provision in relation to: (a) coordination and cooperation within the domain of flood risk management; (c) assessment of flood risk and preparation of flood risk maps and flood risk management plans, including implementing the Directive; (c) functions of local authority and Scottish Environment Protection Agency for flood risk management; (d) a revised statutory process for flood protection schemes; and (e) the enforcement regime for the safe operation of reservoirs.
Long title of text
An Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about the assessment and sustainable management of flood risks, including provision for implementing European Parliament and Council Directive 2007/60/EC; to make provision about local authorities' and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency s functions in relation to flood risk management; to amend the Reservoirs Act 1975; and for connected purposes.
Date of consolidation/reprint
Entry into force notes
The provisions of this Act, except this section and sections 3 to 6, 55, 71, 94 and 95, come into force on such day as the Scottish Ministers may by order appoint.
Amendmnets up to include The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Miscellaneous Amendments and Revocations) (Scotland) Regulations 2018 (S.S.I. 2018/391).
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