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Law of 1 december 2011 amending the water law and the law infrastructure fund in connection with the flood protection and care for the fresh water supplies in relation to expected climate changes (Delta law water safety and fresh water supplies) we Beatrix, by the grace of God, Queen of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau, etc. etc. etc.
All who read this will see or hear, greetings! do: So We have considered, that the expected climate changes large assignments in the field of water safety and fresh water supplies. That it is therefore desirable to set additional rules for the realization of measures for flood protection and in order to care for the fresh water supplies in the short and the longer term;
So it is, that we heard, the Council of State, and with agreement of the States-General of the Netherlands, as we find good goedgevonden and have understood and understand to this: article I [Red: modifies the water law.]
Article II [Red: modifies the law infrastructure fund.]
Article III 1 In the importance of full decision making and with a view to the ambitions, referred to in article 4.9, third paragraph, water law, our Minister of infrastructure and the environment as an experiment, by way of derogation from articles 7.22 7.22 a and d of the water law, charged to the delta Fund spending or provide subsidies for research facilities, measures or to promote or protection of targets in other policy areas , which are directly linked with the facilities, measures or activities referred to in that article 7.22 (d), paragraphs 1 and 2, in so far as such expenditure and subsidies are covered by revenue referred to in article c, paragraph 7.22, part (b) or (c) of that Act.
2 articles 3 to 6 of the framework law grants transport shall apply.
Article IV 1 To article 4.1, paragraph 1(d) of the water law was first implemented at the latest at the next six-yearly revision of the national water plan, referred to in article 4.1 of that Act.
2 To article 4.9 of the water law is implemented for the first time not later than the date referred to in paragraph 3.
3 the first draft budget of the delta Fund, referred to in Chapter 7, paragraph 3b, of the water law is offered to the second Room on the third Tuesday in september after the date of entry into force of article I, section E, of this law.
4 On budgets that have been offered to the second room for the date of entry into force of article II continues the law infrastructure fund as that was for that time.
5 The infrastructure fund under or pursuant to the Law certain, as that was for the entry into force of article II of this law, shall continue to apply to benefits in kind-done for grant applications and called time.
Article V 1 the Minister of infrastructure and environment shall, within five years after the full entry into force of this law to the Parliament a report on the effectiveness and effects of this law, with the exception of article III.
2 the Minister of infrastructure and the environment shall send no later than ten years after the entry into force of article III of this law to the Parliament a report on the effectiveness and effects of article III of this law in practice. When the findings of the report involves our Minister delta Commissioner with regard to the provisions of article III.
Article VI The articles of this law shall enter into force at a time determined by Royal Decree, that for the various articles or parts of different can be fixed.
Article VII this law is cited as: Delta law water safety and fresh water supplies.
Charges and recommend that this in the Official Gazette will be placed and that all ministries, authorities, bodies and officials whom it may concern, to the exact implementation will keep the hand.
Given in the Hague, 1 december 2011 Beatrix The State Secretary for infrastructure and environment, j. j.
Atsma Issued the 20th december 2011 The Minister of security and justice, i. w.
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