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Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 Protection of the water environment

    1. Chapter 1 Purpose, general duties and definitions

      1. 1.General purpose of Part 1

      2. 2.The general duties

      3. 3.The water environment: definitions

    2. Chapter 2 River basin management planning

      1. River basin districts

        1. 4.Establishment of river basin districts

        2. 5.Characterisation of river basin districts

        3. 6.Bodies of water used for the abstraction of drinking water

        4. 7.Register of protected areas

        5. 8.Monitoring

        6. 9.Environmental objectives and programmes of measures

      2. River basin management plans

        1. 10.River basin management plans

        2. 11.River basin management plans: publicity and consultation

        3. 12.River basin management plans: submission for approval

        4. 13.River basin management plans: approval

        5. 14.River basin management plans: review

        6. 15.Sub-basin plans

        7. 16.Duty to have regard to river basin management plans and sub-basin plans

        8. 17.River Basin District Advisory Groups

      3. General

        1. 18.Power to obtain information and documents etc.

        2. 19.General regulation-making power

    3. Chapter 3 Measures for protection of the water environment

      1. 20.Regulation of controlled activities

      2. 21.Controlled activities regulations: procedure

      3. 22.Remedial and restoration measures

      4. 23.Fixing of charges for water services

      5. 24.Planning permission: fish farming

    4. Chapter 4 Supplementary

      1. 25.Power to give effect to Community obligations etc.

      2. 26.Annual report on implementation of Directive

      3. 27.Availability of documents for public inspection

      4. 28.Interpretation of Part 1

  3. Part 2 Water and sewerage services

    1. Duty to provide water and sewerage services

      1. 29.Duty to provide water and sewerage services

      2. 30.Private sewers, SUD systems and sewage treatment works etc.: vesting, takeover and connection conditions

    2. Mains and pipes provided by persons other than Scottish Water

      1. 31.Laying of water mains and communication pipes by persons other than Scottish Water

    3. Vesting of waterworks and mains

      1. 32.Vesting in Scottish Water of waterworks and mains

    4. Sustainable urban drainage systems

      1. 33.Sustainable urban drainage systems

    5. Supplementary

      1. 34.Modifications of Part III of the 1980 Act

  4. Part 3 General

    1. 35.Crown application

    2. 36.Orders and regulations

    3. 37.Ancillary provision

    4. 38.Commencement and short title

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Matters to be included in river basin management plans

      1. Part 1 Matters to be included in every plan

        1. 1.A summary of the characterisation of the river basin district...

        2. 2.A summary of significant pressures, and the impact of human...

        3. 3.A summary of the register of protected areas maintained under...

        4. 4.Information as to the arrangements for monitoring water status under...

        5. 5.A list of the environmental objectives set under section 9...

        6. 6.A summary of the programme of measures prepared under section...

        7. 7.Information as to any sub-basin plan.

        8. 8.A non-technical summary of the information provided under paragraphs 1...

        9. 9.A summary of— (a) the steps taken under subsections (3)...

        10. 10.Information as to— (a) SEPA, and (b) every responsible authority...

        11. 11.The arrangements for making available to the public documents and...

      2. Part 2 Additional matters to be included in revised plans

        1. 12.A summary of the changes which have been made as...

        2. 13.An assessment of the progress made towards the achievement of...

        3. 14.A summary of any measures included in the programme of...

        4. 15.A summary of any measures additional to those referred to...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Controlled activities regulations: particular purposes

      1. Part 1 List of purposes

        1. 1.(1) Further defining the activities specified in subsection (3) of...

        2. 2.(1) Determining the authorities (whether SEPA or any other public...

        3. 3.(1) Prohibiting persons from carrying on, or from causing or...

        4. 4.(1) Requiring persons proposing to carry on controlled activities to...

        5. 5.(1) Prescribing the form and content of applications for water...

        6. 6.(1) Regulating the procedure for registration required by provision made...

        7. 7.(1) Authorising, or authorising regulators to make, vary and revoke...

        8. 8.Publicity and consultation

        9. 9.Requiring or authorising regulators to carry out consultation in connection...

        10. 10.Enforcement and offences

        11. 11.(1) Authorising regulators to serve on any persons carrying on...

        12. 12.Creating offences and dealing with matters relating to such offences,...

        13. 13.Enabling, where a person has been convicted of an offence...

        14. 14.(1) Conferring rights of appeal in respect of decisions made,...

        15. 15.(1) Making provision which, subject to any modifications that the...

      2. Part 2 Supplementary provisions

        1. 16.The regulations may provide for specified provisions of the regulations...

        2. 17.General binding rules may— (a) impose conditions or requirements,

        3. 18.In connection with the imposition of conditions as mentioned in...

        4. 19.The regulations may— (a) require any such scheme as is...

        5. 20.(1) The regulations may provide for any such offence as...

        6. 21.In this schedule— “general binding rules” means rules specified in...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Sustainable urban drainage systems: further amendments

      1. 1.The 1968 Act

      2. 2.In section 1(1) (duty of Scottish Water to provide for...

      3. 3.In section 2 (maintenance of public sewers etc.), after “sewers,”...

      4. 4.In section 3 (power to construct public sewers)—

      5. 5.In section 3A(2) (vesting of privately constructed sewers)—

      6. 6.In section 4 (Scottish Water may close or alter public...

      7. 7.In section 7(1) (agreements between roads authorities and Scottish Water),...

      8. 8.In section 8(1) (agreements as to provision of sewers etc....

      9. 9.In section 11(1) (Scottish Water to keep maps of sewers,...

      10. 10.(1) Section 12 (rights of owners and occupiers to connect...

      11. 11.In section 14 (direction by Scottish Water as to manner...

      12. 12.In section 15 (owner or occupier to remedy defects in...

      13. 13.In section 16 (vesting of sewers and other works in...

      14. 14.In section 16A (vesting of certain private sewers)—

      15. 15.In section 17 (Scottish Water may take over private sewage...

      16. 16.In section 21(1) (buildings not to interfere with sewers), after...

      17. 17.In section 23 (restriction on working minerals)—

      18. 18.In section 39 (Scottish Water to have right to sewage),...

      19. 19.In section 41 (breaking open of streets etc.), after “sewers”...

      20. 20.In section 45 (production of plans and information)—

      21. 21.In section 46 (certain matter not to be passed into...

      22. 22.In section 48(1) (powers of entry)— (a) in paragraph (a),...

      23. 23.In section 59 (interpretation)— (a) in subsection (1), in the...

      24. 24.In section 46(1)(b)(ii) of the Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Modifications of Part III of the 1980 Act

      1. 1.In section 22 (power to break open streets) of the...

      2. 2.In section 23 (power to lay mains etc.), after subsection...

      3. 3.(1) Section 24 (communication and supply pipes) of the 1980...

      4. 4.(1) Part II of Schedule 3 (provisions as to laying...

      5. 5.In Schedule 4 (provisions to be incorporated in orders relating...

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