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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2005 No. 256 (C.12)

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

WATER

The Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003 (Commencement No. 3) Order 2005

Made

12th May 2005

The Scottish Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 38(1) of the Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003(1) hereby make the following Order:

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1.  This Order may be cited as the Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003 (Commencement No. 3) Order 2005.

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2.  The 20th of May 2005 is hereby appointed the day on which the following provisions of the Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003 come into force:

(a)section 25;

(b)Schedule 1; and

(c)Schedule 2.

LEWIS MACDONALD

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House, Edinburgh

12th May 2005

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings into force further provisions of the Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003 on 20th May 2005.

Section 25 gives the Scottish Ministers the power by regulations to modify provisions in Part I of the Act for the purposes of giving effect to Community obligations, or exercising any related right including any derogation or right to make more onerous provision in respect of such obligations.

Schedule 1 sets out the matters to be included in a river basin management plan, and those matters to be included in revised plans.

Schedule 2 lists the particular purposes for which regulations may be made under section 20 (regulation of controlled activities).

Note as to Earlier Commencement Orders

(This note is not part of the Order)

ProvisionDate of CommencementS.S.I. No.
Sections 1 to 7, 18, 20, 21, 26 and 2815th December 20032003/562
Sections 8 to 11, 15 and 171st June 20052005/235

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