The Traffic Management Act 2004 (Commencement No.3) (Wales) Order 2009 (Saesneg yn unig)
Dyddiad y penderfyniad:
30th March 2009
The New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (NRSWA) provides a legislative framework for street works activities by undertakers (including public utilities), and also for works for road purposes, to the extent that these works must be co-ordinated with street works. The aim is to balance the respective statutory rights of highway authorities and undertakers to carry out works in the street or highway, against the rights of road users to expect the minimum disruption from these works. Under the NRSWA the Welsh Ministers are empowered to enact appropriate regulations and issue codes of practice giving practical guidance to street authorities and undertakers.
Sections 58 and 59 of the TMA amend sections 72, 75 and 73 of the NRSWA in relation to inspection fees.
Section 58 replaces the whole of section 75 of the NRSWA, in relation to inspection fees in general and adds additional clauses to section 72 of NRSWA regarding prescribed fees for various inspections by the Street Authority in relation to sub-standard reinstatements of works. The inspection fees for substandard reinstatements have until now been agreed mutually between the Street Authorities and National Joint Utilities Group on a national basis. Following a comprehensive joint study of the actual costs involved in carrying out these inspections, new inspection fees have been calculated and will be introduced in due course by way of a revision to the Street Works (Inspection Fees) (Wales) Regulations, programmed for 2010.
Section 59 adds an additional clause to section 73 of NRSWA giving powers to the Welsh Ministers to issue guidance to street authorities about any matters relating to the exercise by them of any power to carry out inspections of street works.
The Commencement Order will be submitted to the Minister for the Economy and Transport in due course.
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