The Code of Practice on Environmental Procedures for Flood Defence Operating Authorities (Environment Agency) Approval Order 1996

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Published: 1996-12-05

Statutory Instruments
1996 No. 3061

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
LAND DRAINAGE
The Code of Practice on Environmental Procedures for Flood Defence Operating Authorities (Environment Agency) Approval Order 1996

Made
5th December 1996

Laid before Parliament
5th December 1996

Coming into force
1st January 1997

The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Secretary of State for Wales, (“the Ministers”), in exercise of the powers conferred on them(1) by section 9(1) and 56(3) of the Environment Act 1995(2) and after consulting in accordance with section 9(3) of that Act hereby jointly make the following Order:

Title and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Code of Practice on Environmental Procedures for Flood Defence Operating Authorities (Environment Agency) Approval Order 1996 and shall come into force on 1st January 1997.

Approval of Code of Practice

2.  The Ministers approve the code of practice issued by them entitled “Code of Practice on Environmental Procedures for Flood Defence Operating Authorities”(3) for the purpose of —

(a)giving practical guidance to the Environment Agency with respect to the matters for the purposes of which section 6(1), 7 and 8 of the Environment Act 1995 have effect; and

(b)promoting what appear to them to be desirable practices by the Environment Agency with respect to those matters.

Tim Boswell
Parliamentary SecretaryMinistry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
4th December 1996

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Wales

Jonathan Evans
Parliamentary Under Secretary of StateWelsh Office
5th December 1996

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
By this order, the Secretary of State and the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food approve, in accordance with section 9 of the Environment Act 1995, the “Code of Practice on Environmental Procedures for Flood Defence Operating Authorities” issued by them.
Copies of the code of practice can be obtained, free of charge, quoting reference PB 2906 from MAFF Publications, London SE99 7TP or from the Welsh Office, Cathays Park, CF1 3NQ.


(1)
Section 56(1) defines “the Minister”.

(2)
1995 c. 25.

(3)
Published by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food with reference PB 2906.
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