A Guide to the Reservoirs Act 1975, 2nd edition

Institution of Civil Engineers

Price: £ 64.00

ISBN: 9780727757692

Format: Paperbound

Publish Date: 30/09/2014

Publisher: ICE Publishing

Page Size: 297x210mm

Number of Pages: 184

A Guide to the Reservoirs Act 1975, 2nd edition

Description

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 for reservoirs located in England incorporates the latest amendments introduced through the Flood and Water Management Act 2010, reflecting a more risk-based approach to reservoir regulation. The new edition also incorporates updates from the Water Act 2003.

Contents

Part A: INTRODUCTION TO THE RESERVOIRS ACT 1975
A1 Introduction
A2 Historical perspective on reservoir safety in the UK
A3 Administration of the Reservoirs Act 1975
A4 Guidance previously issued
A5 User guide

Part B: RESERVOIRS ACT 1975
Transitional arrangements – lower volume limit of a large raised reservoir
Common types of reservoir
Specified things not to be treated as large raised reservoirs
Canals, rivers and tidal areas
Flood detention reservoirs
Road and railway embankments
Definition of water
Mines and quarries
Sediment
Calculation of the volume of a large raised reservoir
Reservoirs with more than one compartment
Meaning of ‘high-risk’
Provisional designation
Designation process, appeals and reviews
Reservoirs determined to be not ‘high-risk’
All Reservoirs Panel
Non-impounding Reservoirs Panel
Service Reservoirs Panel
Supervising engineers panel
Appointment of a construction engineer
Forms of construction contract
Recommendations in the Coxon report
Periodical inspection of high-risk reservoirs
Contents of the prescribed form of record
Directions given by the construction or inspecting engineer
Monitoring by the supervising engineer
Storage location of the Prescribed Form of Record
Statements of supervising engineers
Visits of supervising engineers

Part C: STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS
Introduction

Part D: GUIDANCE ON ISSUES RELATING TO THERESERVOIRS ACT 1975
D1 Introduction
D2 General responsibilities
D3 Interfaces with other organisations
D4 Guidance from government and the ICE
D5 Panel engineer report templates
D6 Abbreviations

References