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Flood and Water Management Bill


 

Flood and Water Management Bill

 
 

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Department for Environment, Food

and Rural Affairs, are published separately as HL Bill 28—EN.

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Lord Davies of Oldham has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of

the Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Flood and Water Management Bill are compatible

with the Convention rights.

 
HL Bill 2854/5
 

 


 

Flood and Water Management Bill

 

 
 

Contents

Part 1

Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management

1. Key concepts and definitions

1   

“Flood” and “coastal erosion”

2   

“Risk”

3   

“Risk management”

4   

“Flood risk management function”

5   

“Coastal erosion risk management function”

6   

Other definitions

2. Strategies, co-operation and funding

7   

National flood and coastal erosion risk management strategy: England

8   

National flood and coastal erosion risk management strategy: Wales

9   

Local flood risk management strategies: England

10   

Local flood risk management strategies: Wales

11   

Effect of national and local strategies: England

12   

Effect of national and local strategies: Wales

13   

Co-operation and arrangements

14   

Power to request information

15   

Civil sanctions

16   

Funding

17   

Levies

3. Supplemental powers and duties

18   

Environment Agency: reports

19   

Local authorities: investigations

20   

Ministerial directions

21   

Lead local authorities: duty to maintain a register

4. Regional Flood and Coastal Committees

22   

Establishment

23   

Consultation and consent

 

HL Bill 28                                                                                              

54/5

 
 

Flood and Water Management Bill

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24   

Membership

25   

Money

26   

“The Minister”

5. General

27   

Sustainable development

28   

Power to make further amendments

29   

Restructuring

30   

Designation of features

31   

Amendment of other Acts

Part 2

Miscellaneous

32   

Sustainable drainage

33   

Reservoirs

34   

Special administration

35   

Provision of infrastructure

36   

Water use: temporary bans

37   

Civil sanctions

38   

Incidental flooding or coastal erosion: Environment Agency

39   

Incidental flooding or coastal erosion: local authorities

40   

Building regulations: flood resistance

41   

Compulsory works orders

42   

Agreements on new drainage systems

43   

Drainage: concessionary charges for community groups

44   

Social tariffs

45   

Water and sewerage charges: non-owner occupiers

46   

Abolition of Fisheries Committee (Scotland)

Part 3

General

47   

Pre-consolidation amendments

48   

Subordinate legislation

49   

Technical provision

Schedule 1   —   

Risk Management: Designation of Features

Schedule 2   —   

Risk Management: Amendment of Other Acts

Schedule 3   —   

Sustainable Drainage

Schedule 4   —   

Reservoirs

Schedule 5   —   

Special Administration

 
 

 
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