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Water Resources (Scotland) Act 2013

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  1. Introduction

  2. The Act – Overview

  3. The Act – Section by Section

    1. Part 1 – Development of Water Resources

      1. Section 1 – Duty of the Scottish Ministers

      2. Section 2 – 2Involvement of public bodies

      3. Section 3 – Designation of bodies

      4. Section 4 – Report on steps taken

    2. Part 2 – Control of Water Abstraction

      1. Section 5 – Qualifying abstraction

      2. Section 6 – Prohibition arising

      3. Section 7 – Exemption from approval

      4. Section 8 – The relevant threshold

      5. Section 9 – Consultation on changes

      6. Section 10 – Application for approval

      7. Section 11 – Factors as to approval

      8. Section 12 – Conditions of approval

      9. Section 13 – Additional requirements

      10. Section 14 – Advice from other bodies

      11. Section 15 – Suspension and revocation

      12. Section 16 – Appeal against decision

      13. Section 17 – Monitoring and records

      14. Section 18 – Abstraction-related offence

      15. Section 19 – Corporate offending

      16. Section 20 – Procedure for regulations

      17. Section 21 – Controlled Activities Regulations

    3. Part 3 – Scottish Water’s Functions

      1. Section 23 – Value of water resources

      2. Section 24 – Development of assets

      3. Section 25 – Supporting renewable energy

      4. Section 26 – Meaning of core functions

      5. Section 27 – Subsidiaries of Scottish Water

      6. Section 28 – Water and sewerage undertaking

      7. Section 29 – Errors in metering

    4. Part 4 – Raw Water Quality

      1. Section 30 – Steps for sake of quality

      2. Section 31 – Agreements about activities

    5. Part 5 – Non-Domestic Services

      1. Section 32 – Deemed contracts

      2. Section 33 – Notification of occupancy

    6. Part 6 – Sewerage Network

      1. Section 34 – Priority substances etc.

      2. Section 35 – Substances generally

      3. Section 36 – Powers of entry

      4. Section 37 – Common maintenance

    7. Part 7 – Water Shortage Orders

      1. Section 38 – Proposal for order

      2. Section 39 – Making of order

      3. Section 40 – Content of order

      4. Section 41 – Abstraction and discharge

      5. Section 42 – Scheduled provision

      6. Section 43 – Appeal against order

      7. Section 44 – Non-compliance offence

      8. Section 45 – Corporate offending

      9. Section 46 – Recommendations issuable

      10. Section 47 – Directions on functions

      11. Section 48 – Water saving measures

      12. Section 49 – Serious deficiencies

      13. Section 50 – Controlled Activities Regulations

      14. Section 51 – Other expressions in Part

    8. Part 8 – General Provisions

      1. Section 52 – Crown application

      2. Section 53 – Repeal of enactments

      3. Section 54 – Ancillary power

      4. Section 55 – Key definitions

      5. Section 56 – Commencement

  4. Schedules

    1. Schedule 1 – Water Shortage Orders

    2. Schedule 2 – Water Saving Measures

    3. Schedule 3 – Crown Land

    4. Schedule 4 – Repeal of Enactments

  5. Parliamentary History

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