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Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003

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19General regulation-making power
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(1)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations make provision as to—

(a)the form and content of river basin management plans and sub-basin plans,

(b)the matters to be taken into account in preparing such plans,

(c)the procedures to be followed in connection with their preparation, submission, approval, review and modification.

(2)Such regulations may, in particular—

(a)provide for the notice to be given of, or the publicity to be given to—

(i)matters to be included or proposed to be included in any such plan,

(ii)the approval of any such plan,

(iii)any other procedural step,

and for publicity to be given to the procedures referred to in subsection (1)(c),

(b)make provision for documents and information relating to matters included in the plan to be made available to the public,

(c)make provision as to the making and consideration of representations with respect to any such plan,

(d)require or authorise—

(i)in relation to a river basin management plan, SEPA,

(ii)in relation to a sub-basin plan, SEPA or the responsible authority,

to consult, or consider the views of, other persons before taking any particular procedural step.

(3)This section is without prejudice to sections 10 to 15 and 17.

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