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Water Resources (Scotland) Act 2013

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 Development of water resources

    1. 1.Duty of the Scottish Ministers

    2. 2.Involvement of public bodies

    3. 3.Designation of bodies

    4. 4.Reports on steps taken

  3. PART 2 Control of water abstraction

    1. Introduction

      1. 5.Qualifying abstraction

      2. 6.Prohibition arising

      3. 7.Exemption from approval

      4. 8.The relevant threshold

      5. 9.Consultation on changes

    2. Role of Ministers

      1. 10.Application for approval

      2. 11.Factors as to approval

      3. 12.Conditions of approval

      4. 13.Additional requirements

      5. 14.Advice from other bodies

      6. 15.Suspension and revocation

    3. Appeal, monitoring and offence

      1. 16.Appeal against decision

      2. 17.Monitoring and records

      3. 18.Abstraction-related offence

      4. 19.Corporate offending

    4. Regulations etc.

      1. 20.Procedure for regulations

      2. 21.Controlled Activities Regulations

      3. 22.Other definitions for Part

  4. PART 3 Scottish Water's functions

    1. Exercise of functions

      1. 23.Value of water resources

      2. 24.Development of assets

      3. 25.Supporting renewable energy

      4. 26.Meaning of core functions

    2. Financing and borrowing

      1. 27.Subsidiaries of Scottish Water

      2. 28.Water and sewerage undertaking

    3. Other matters

      1. 29.Errors in metering

  5. PART 4 Raw water quality

    1. 30.Steps for sake of quality

    2. 31.Agreements about activities

  6. PART 5 Non-domestic services

    1. 32.Deemed contracts

    2. 33.Notification of occupancy

  7. PART 6 Sewerage network

    1. Discharge into public sewer

      1. 34.Priority substances etc.

      2. 35.Substances generally

      3. 36.Powers of entry

    2. Private sewage works

      1. 37.Common maintenance

  8. PART 7 Water shortage orders

    1. Main provisions

      1. 38.Proposal for order

      2. 39.Making of order

      3. 40.Content of order

      4. 41.Abstraction and discharge

      5. 42.Scheduled provision

    2. Appeal and offence

      1. 43.Appeal against order

      2. 44.Non-compliance offence

      3. 45.Corporate offending

    3. Recommendations and directions

      1. 46.Recommendations issuable

      2. 47.Directions on functions

    4. Definitions etc.

      1. 48.Water saving measures

      2. 49.Serious deficiencies

      3. 50.Controlled Activities Regulations

      4. 51.Other expressions in Part

  9. PART 8 General provisions

    1. Miscellaneous

      1. 52.Crown application

      2. 53.Repeal of enactments

      3. 54.Ancillary power

      4. 55.Key definitions

    2. Commencement and short title

      1. 56.Commencement

      2. 57.Short title

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Water shortage orders

      1. Notice of proposal

        1. 1.(1) Scottish Water must publish notice of a proposal—

      2. Notifying owners etc.

        1. 2.(1) Sub-paragraph (2) applies where— (a) a draft order would...

      3. Additional notice

        1. 3.(1) Sub-paragraph (2) applies where— (a) the Scottish Ministers intend...

      4. SEPA's advice

        1. 4.(1) The Scottish Ministers must seek SEPA's advice in relation...

      5. Representations and decision

        1. 5.(1) The Scottish Ministers must not decide whether to make...

      6. Publication of order

        1. 6.(1) Where the Scottish Ministers make a water shortage order,...

      7. Notice regarding abstraction

        1. 7.Where the Scottish Ministers make a water shortage order that...

      8. Effect of order

        1. 8.(1) An ordinary water shortage order— (a) has effect from...

      9. Notice of extension

        1. 9.(1) This paragraph applies where the Scottish Ministers extend the...

      10. Appeal against extension

        1. 10.(1) A person who is aggrieved by the extension of...

      11. Review and revocation of order

        1. 11.(1) The Scottish Ministers may review a water shortage order...

      12. Power to enter

        1. 12.(1) Scottish Water may— (a) enter any premises for the...

      13. Entry warrants

        1. 13.(1) Scottish Water may apply to the sheriff for a...

      14. Approved persons

        1. 14.(1) Sub-paragraph (2) applies to the authority conferred on Scottish...

      15. Taking steps

        1. 15.(1) Sub-paragraphs (2) to (6) apply in relation to the...

      16. Obstruction offence

        1. 16.(1) A person commits an offence if the person intentionally...

      17. Compensation

        1. 17.(1) Scottish Water must compensate any person who has sustained...

      18. References to publication etc.

        1. 18.(1) A relevant requirement is to be fulfilled without undue...

        2. 19.(1) A reference in this Part to the day on...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Water saving measures

      1. The following are water saving measures— (a) refraining from using...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Crown land

      1. 1.A power of entry conferred by or under Part 2...

      2. 2.(1) In paragraph 1, “Crown land” means land an interest...

      3. 3.(1) In paragraph 2— (a) “Government Department” means department of...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Repeal of enactments

      1. 1.(1) Section 69 of the 1980 Act is repealed.

      2. 2.Section 26 of the 2003 Act is repealed.

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