Section 85 – Transitional arrangements
238.This section contains detailed provision about the transfer of responsibility from local authorities to SEPA. Subsection (2) requires local authorities to hand over relevant registers, records and other relevant information to SEPA within 28 days of the transfer of responsibility. Subsection (3) requires each local authority to give SEPA any assistance it may reasonably require for the purposes of taking over as enforcement authority.
239.Subsections (4) to (6) contain transitional arrangements to ensure that acts by local authorities when they were enforcement authorities remain valid and to allow SEPA to take over responsibility for ongoing legal proceedings and other work.