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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2006 No. 445 (C. 35 )

WATER INDUSTRY

The Water Services etc. (Scotland) Act 2005 (Commencement No. 4) Order 2006

Made

30th August 2006

The Scottish Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 34(2) and 37(2) of the Water Services etc. (Scotland) Act 2005(1) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Order:

Citation and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Water Services etc. (Scotland) Act 2005 (Commencement No. 4) Order 2006.

(2) In this Order “the 2005 Act” means the Water Services etc. (Scotland) Act 2005.

Appointed Day

2.  The provisions of the 2005 Act which are specified in column 1 of the Schedule to this Order, the subject matter of which is described in column 2 of that Schedule shall, so far as not then in force, come into force on 7th September 2006 (“the appointed day”); but where a particular purpose is specified in relation to any such provision in column 3 of that Schedule, that provision shall come into force on the appointed day only for that purpose.

ROSS FINNIE

A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

30th August 2006

Article 2

SCHEDULEPROVISIONS OF THE 2005 ACT COMING INTO FORCE ON 7TH SEPTEMBER 2006

Column 1Column 2Column 3
Provisions of the 2005 ActSubject MatterPurpose
Sections 4(6) and 5(6)Public water supply system and sewerage system: offences
Sections 6 and 7Licence authorisation and granting of licencesOnly in relation to applications for licences submitted in respect of the business undertaking established under section 13 of the 2005 Act
Section 8Compliance with licences
Section 10Licensed providers to give information
Section 11Participation of licensed providers
Section 12Licences and compliance: further provisionOnly for the purpose of bringing into force the provisions of Schedule 2 to the 2005 Act specified in column 1 of this table below
Section 13Water and sewerage services undertaking
Section 14Financing, borrowing and guarantees
Section 15Transfer of staff etc. to the undertaking
Section 16Scottish Water to provide services
Section 17Continuation of water services
Section 18Discontinuation of water services
Section 19Disconnections Code
Section 20Continuation and discontinuation of sewerage services
Section 21(4) and (5)Liability for charges for services arranged by licensed providers
Section 27Meaning of ‘eligible premises’
Section 32Amendments to enactmentsOnly for the purpose of bringing into force the provisions of Schedule 5 to the 2005 Act specified in column 1 of this table below
Schedule 2, apart from paragraph 4Licences and compliance: further provision
Schedule 5, paragraph 7(7)Amendments to enactments

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

Article 2 of, and the Schedule to, this Order bring into force further provisions of the Water Services etc. (Scotland) Act 2005 (“the 2005 Act”) on 7th September 2006.

The Order commences various provisions in Part 2 of the 2005 Act which establishes a licensing system for the provision of water and sewerage services to eligible premises by water services and sewerage services providers.

Note as to Earlier Commencement Orders

(This note is not part of the Order)

The following provisions of the 2005 Act were brought into force by the Water Services etc. (Scotland) Act 2005 (Commencement No. 1 and Savings) Order 2005 (S.S.I. 2005/351), the Water Services etc. (Scotland) Act 2005 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2006 (S.S.I. 2006/40) and the Water Services etc. (Scotland) Act 2005 (Commencement No. 3 and Savings) Order 2006 (S.S.I. 2006/167):

Provisions commenced on 20th June 2005 by S.S.I. 2005/351
Section 1(1) (partially)
Section 1(4) (partially)
Section 4, apart from subsection (6)
Section 5, apart from subsection (6)
Section 9 (partially)
Section 28
Section 29
Section 30 (Part 3)
Section 31
Schedule 1 (partially)
Schedule 4
Provisions commenced on 1st July 2005 by S.S.I. 2005/351
Section 1
Section 2
Section 21, apart from subsections (4) and (5)
Section 22
Section 24
Section 32 (only for the purpose of bringing into force the provisions of Schedule 5 specified in this column below)
Schedule 1
Schedule 3
Schedule 5, paragraphs 1 to 6; 7(1) to (2); 7(4); 7(6); 7(8) to (9); 8(b); 9(b) and 10
Provisions commenced on 10th February 2006 by S.S.I. 2006/40
Section 25
Section 26 (partially)
Provisions commenced on 1st April 2006 by S.S.I. 2006/167
Section 3
Section 23
Section 32 (only for the purpose of bringing into force the provisions of Schedule 5 specified in this column below)
Schedule 5, paragraphs 7(3), 8(a) and 9(a)
Provisions commenced on 22nd April 2006 by S.S.I. 2006/167
Section 26, apart from subsection (10)
Section 26(10) (only in relation to any sewerage nuisance to which the Sewerage Nuisance (Code of Practice) (Scotland) Order 2006 (S.S.I. 2006/155) applies)

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