Water Services Act 2013

26.

Provision of information to Board and subsidiary.

26.— (1) The subsidiary may request a relevant person to provide the subsidiary with such information—

( a) as the subsidiary may reasonably require to enable it to perform its functions under this Act, or

( b) as the subsidiary could reasonably be expected to require, were functions (other than functions referred to in paragraph (a) ) the same as or similar to those vested in a water services authority under the Act of 2007 conferred on it.

(2) The Board may request a relevant person to provide the Board with such information—

( a) as the Board may reasonably require to enable it to perform its functions under this Act, or

( b) as the Board could reasonably be expected to require, were functions (other than functions referred to in paragraph (a)) the same as or similar to those vested in a water services authority under the Act of 2007 conferred on it.

(3) A relevant person shall comply with a request under this section.

(4) The Act of 2007 is amended—

( a) in section 6, by the substitution of “water services authority, Bord Gáis Éireann, Irish Water” for “water services authority” in each place that it occurs, and

( b) in section 7, by the substitution of “water services authority, Bord Gáis Éireann, Irish Water” for “water services authority”.

(5) For the purposes of this section, each of the following is a relevant person:

( a) a local authority within the meaning of the Act of 2001;

( b) the Private Residential Tenancies Board established under section 150 of the Residential Tenancies Act 2004;

( c) the Property Services Regulatory Authority established under section 9 of the Property Services Regulation Act 2011;

( d) the holder for the time being of a licence granted under subsection (1) of section 14 of the Act of 1999 for the purposes of paragraph ( g) of that subsection;

( e) the Local Government Management Agency established by the Local Government Management Agency (Establishment) Order 2012 ( S.I. No. 290 of 2012);

( f) the Revenue Commissioners;

( g) the Minister for Social Protection;

( h) any other person for the time being standing prescribed by order made by the Minister after consultation with the Data Protection Commissioner;

( i) a customer within the meaning of the Gas (Interim) (Regulation) Act 2002, or a final customer within the meaning of the Act of 1999, of the Board.

Annotations:

Modifications (not altering text):

C4

Reference to “Data Protection Commissioner” in subs. (5)(h) construed (25.05.2018, establishment day) by Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018), s. 14(2), S.I. No. 175 of 2018.

Transfer of functions of Data Protection Commissioner to Commission

14. (1) All functions that, immediately before the establishment day, were vested in the Data Protection Commissioner are transferred to the Commission.

(2) A reference in any enactment or instrument under an enactment to the Data Protection Commissioner or to the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner shall be construed as a reference to the Commission.

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Editorial Notes:

E7

Power pursuant to subs. (5) exercised (10.03.2015) by Water Services Act 2013 (Prescribed Persons) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 84 of 2015).

E8

Power pursuant to subs. (5) exercised (19.07.2013) by Water Services Act 2013 (Prescribed Persons) Order 2013 (S.I. No. 269 of 2013).