A Guide to the Reservoirs Act 1975 provides expert guidance on the application of the Reservoirs Act 1975, reflecting the current views and practices of the dam engineering profession. This fully updated second edition incorporates the latest amendments to the Flood and Water Management Act, reflecting a more risk-based approach to reservoir regulation. These approaches include reducing the capacity at which a reservoir will be regulated from 25,000m3 to 10,000m3, and ensuring that only these reservoirs assessed as a higher risk are subject to regulation.
Contents: Part A: Introduction to the Reservoirs Act 1975 Historical perspective on reservoir safety in the United Kingdom Administration of the Reservoirs Act 1975 Guidance previously issued User guide Part B: Reservoirs Act 1975, and the Flood and Water Management Act Operation of Act, and administration Latest amendments to the Flood and Water Management Act New, enlarged and restored reservoirs Inspections Monitoring and supervision Discontinuance or abandonment Additional powers of enforcement authority Supplementary Transitional and temporary provisions Part C: Statutory Instruments Part D: Guidance on Issues Relating to Reservoir Safety General responsibilities Health and safety Interfaces with other organisations Engineering guides Part E: Appendices Abbreviations Guidance for applicants to panels set up under the Reservoirs Act 1975 Guidance from DEFRA and ICE Check list index for inspection report Check list index for annual statement by Supervising Engineer
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