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The Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2005

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2.—(1) In these Regulations–

the Act” means the Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003;

“an application” means an application made in accordance with regulation 12;

“authorisation” means an authorisation granted under regulation 7, 8 or 9;

“controlled activity” is any activity referred to in regulation 4(1);

“the Directive” means Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy as amended(1);

“the Groundwater Directive” means Council Directive 80/68/EEC on the protection of groundwater against pollution caused by certain dangerous substances(2);

“general binding rules” has the meaning given in regulation 7;

“land” includes land covered by water, and any works, plant or fixed machinery, building or other structure in, on or over land;

“operator” means, in relation to a controlled activity, any person who carries on or has control over the carrying on of that activity;

“person” includes a body corporate, limited liability partnership and Scottish partnership;

“pollutant” means any substance or heat liable to cause pollution, including those listed in Schedule 1, and for the purposes of this definition “substance” includes bacteria and other pathogens;

“premises” includes any land, vehicle, vessel or mobile plant;

“the register” means the register maintained by SEPA under regulation 33;

“registration” means an authorisation granted under regulation 8;

“responsible person” means the person who is responsible for securing compliance with the terms of a water use licence and has been identified as such by SEPA in accordance with regulation 9(6), and for the purposes of these Regulations includes–

(a)

where the responsible person has been adjudged bankrupt or the estate of the responsible person is sequestrated, the trustee in bankruptcy;

(b)

where an executor has been appointed to the responsible person’s estate, the executor;

(c)

where the responsible person is a company, and–

(i)

a receiver has been appointed, the receiver;

(ii)

an administrator has been appointed, the administrator;

(iii)

a liquidator has been appointed, the liquidator;

“SEPA” means the Scottish Environment Protection Agency; and

“water use licence” means an authorisation granted under regulation 9.

(2) A reference in these Regulations to anything done in writing or produced in written form includes a reference to an electronic communication, as defined in section 15 of the Electronic Communications Act 2000(3) which has been recorded in written form and is capable of being reproduced in that form.

(1)

O.J. No. L 327, 22.12.2000, p.1; amended by decision 2455/2001/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20th November 2001 establishing the list of priority substances in the field of water policy and amending Directive 2000/60/EC (O.J. No. L 331, 15.12.2001, p.1).

(2)

O.J. L 020, 26.1.80, p.43.

(3)

2000 c. 7; amended by the Communications Act 2003 (c. 21).

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