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Reservoirs (Scotland) Act 2011

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16Transfer of information from existing relevant authorities

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(1)Each existing relevant authority must, as soon as practicable after the relevant date, give to SEPA

(a)the large raised reservoirs register maintained by the authority,

(b)any other documents, records or other information in its possession which relate to the exercise of the authority’s functions as an enforcement authority within the meaning of section 2(6) of the 1975 Act (referred to in this section as its “enforcement functions”).

(2)An existing relevant authority must give SEPA such assistance as SEPA may reasonably require for the purposes of facilitating the taking over by SEPA of the authority’s enforcement functions.

(3)Nothing in this section affects the validity of anything done by or in relation to an existing relevant authority in the exercise of its enforcement functions before the relevant date.

(4)There may be continued by or in relation to SEPA anything (including legal proceedings) which relates to any of an existing relevant authority’s enforcement functions and is in the process of being done by or in relation to the authority immediately before the relevant date.

(5)Anything which was done by an existing relevant authority for the purpose of or in connection with any of its enforcement functions and is in effect immediately before the relevant date has effect as if done by SEPA.

(6)An existing relevant authority is a body which, immediately before the relevant date, is a relevant authority in Scotland for the purposes of the 1975 Act.

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