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

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27.  (1)  It shall be the duty of SEPA to monitor compliance with, and to enforce the provisions of these Regulations.

(2) In the discharge of its duties under paragraph (1) in relation to the Northumbria River Basin District(1) and the Solway Tweed River Basin District(2), SEPA shall, as necessary, consult and collaborate with the Environment Agency.

(3) SEPA may secure the carrying out, through such persons as it considers appropriate, of such examination and investigation as it considers necessary for the purpose of discharging its duties under these Regulations.

(4) Any person who appears suitable to SEPA may be authorised in writing by it to exercise, in accordance with the terms of that authorisation, the powers specified in Part 1 of Schedule 6 in accordance with the requirements of Parts 2 and 3 of that Schedule.

(5) The powers referred to in paragraph (4) are to be exercised for the purpose of discharging any of SEPA’s functions under–

(a)the Act;

(b)the Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) (Northumbria River Basin District) Regulations 2003(3);

(c)the Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) (Solway Tweed River Basin District) Regulations 2004(4); and

(d)these Regulations.

(6) The provisions of Parts 4 and 5 of Schedule 6 apply in relation to the exercise of the powers referred to in paragraph (4).

(1)

The Northumbria River Basin District was identified by virtue of the Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) (Northumbria River Basin District) Regulations 2003 (S.I. 2003/3245).

(2)

The Solway Tweed River Basin District was identified by virtue of the Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) (Solway Tweed River Basin District) Regulations 2004 (S.I. 2004/99).

(3)

S.I. 2003/3245.

(4)

S.I. 2004/99.

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