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(1)The Scottish Ministers may by order amend or revoke a nature conservation order (and an order under this subsection is, in this Act, referred to as an amending order or, as the case may be, a revoking order).
(2)An amending order may—
(a)add to the prohibited operations specified in a nature conservation order, modify the description of any prohibited operation so specified or remove any prohibited operation so specified from the order,
(b)amend any circumstances specified in a nature conservation order in relation to an operation by virtue of section 23(1)(b),
(c)extend or restrict the area of land to which a nature conservation order relates.
(3)An amending order has effect on being made.
(4)A nature conservation order which is amended by an amending order has effect, for so long as the amending order has effect, as amended.
(5)A revoking order may revoke a nature conservation order in relation to part only of the land to which the nature conservation order relates.
(6)A revoking order has effect on being made.
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