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Reservoirs (Scotland) Act 2011 (2011 Asp 9).

Type of law
Date of original text

This Act sets out a new regulatory regime for the safe construction and operation of reservoirs in Scotland. It also provides for the creation of offences to support the Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003. The Act makes provision for the compulsory registration of all reservoirs to which the Act applies ( controlled reservoirs ). It provides for Scottish Environment Protection Agency to assess the risk of an uncontrolled release of water from each registered reservoir. Different regulatory controls apply to controlled reservoirs with different risk designations. The Act also sets out rules the construction of reservoirs and the supervision and periodical inspection of controlled reservoirs. The Act grants emergency and enforcement powers to the Agency.
Long title of text
An Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about the regulation of the construction, alteration and management of certain reservoirs, in particular in relation to the risk of flooding from such reservoirs, for the repeal and replacement of the Reservoirs Act 1975, about offences to facilitate the achievement of the environmental objectives set out in river basin management plans; and for connected purposes.
Date of consolidation/reprint
This replaces the regime under the Reservoirs Act 1975 and supersedes the prospective amendments to the 1975 Act in Part 7 of the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 (the 1975 Act and Part 7 of the 2009 Act are repealed).Amendments up to include The Crown Estate Transfer Scheme 2017 (S.I. 2017/524).
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