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Guide to Factory Installation Procedures

River Act

Followings are applicable when procedures based on laws or ordinances, etc. are required.
Name of laws and regulations River Act
(The timing of procedures)
Prior to the commencement of construction works.
(Procedure Targets)
Those who intend to do new construction or modification of structures, or modification of land configuration, inside the river areas or river preservation areas in the first-class rivers in Tochigi Prefecture controlled by the prefectural governor.
Prescribed the River Act Permission Application and attached documents (design drawings and other required documents) are required. For further details, please inquire to "Contact for Procedures".  
(Procedure Office)
Each Civil Engineering Office ruling the place of the installation.
(Examination Contents)
To examine in accordance with the River Site Occupation Permission Rules, the Structure Installation Permission Standards, the River Administrative Facility Structure Standards, etc.
Major examination points are as follows.

(In case of within the river areas)
Whether the structure comply with the following items, and being considered necessary and inevitable.
・From the structure functional stand point, no other installation methods are found except inside the River Area, or the installation in the River Area is considered necessary and inevitable.
・Does not disturb flood controls or use of water, and does not give bad affects on other structures. ・Does not disturb a free use of the river. ・Does not ruin the river, its surrounding land uses, landscapes, and other natural and social environments.

(In case of within the river conservation areas)
Whether does not ruin closely located embankments, other river controlling facilities, or conservation of the river.
Flow of Procedures
Processing Period Approximately 2 months.(excluding the period of advance consultations)
Contact for Inquiries Tochigi Prefecture Department of Industry, Labor and Tourism, International Section 
TEL: 028-623-2194 
FAX: 028-623-2199

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