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(1)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations make provision allowing SEPA to charge reservoir managers of controlled reservoirs, and requiring reservoir managers to pay—
(a)fees in relation to registration, and
(b)other annual or recurring fees in relation to the performance of functions by SEPA under this Part.
(2)In making regulations under subsection (1) the Scottish Ministers must have regard to the reasonable cost of the exercise of the functions in respect of which the fees are to be charged.
(3)Regulations made under subsection (1) must include provision—
(a)specifying how SEPA is to determine and charge fees,
(i)to set out its fees in a published charging scheme,
(ii)to consult such persons as SEPA considers likely to be affected by the scheme before it publishes (or revises) a scheme.
(4)Regulations made under subsection (1) may include such other matters as the Scottish Ministers consider appropriate, including provision specifying—
(a)the maximum amount of any fee,
(b)the circumstances in which any fee is payable,
(c)different fees to be imposed in respect of different reservoirs or in other different cases or classes of case, and
(d)how fees may be collected and recovered.
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