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2(1)Determining the authorities (whether SEPA or any other public or local authority or the Scottish Ministers) by whom functions conferred by the regulations for or in connection with regulating controlled activities are to be exercisable (such authorities being referred to in this schedule as “regulators”).
(2)Securing that such functions are exercised with a view to achieving the environmental objectives set out in river basin management plans.
(3)Specifying any other purposes for which any such functions are to be exercisable.
(4)Enabling the Scottish Ministers to give directions (whether general or specific) with which regulators are to comply, or guidance to which regulators are to have regard, in exercising functions under the regulations, including—
(a)directions providing for any functions exercisable by one regulator to be exercisable instead by another,
(b)directions given for the purpose of the implementation of any obligations of the United Kingdom under the Community Treaties or under any international agreement to which the United Kingdom is a party,
(c)directions relating to the exercise of any function in a particular case or description of case,
(d)directions providing for any matter to which the directions relate to be determined, in such manner (if any) as the directions may specify, by a person other than the Scottish Ministers.
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