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6.—(1) SEPA must by 24th March 2011 establish, and thereafter keep under review, a bathing water profile for every bathing water in accordance with Schedule 1.
(2) Before establishing each bathing water profile and prior to any review of a profile, SEPA must consult–
(a)the relevant local authority;
(b)the relevant health board;
(d)where the bathing water or any part of the bathing water forms part of a European site or of land which is a SSSI, SNH; and
(e)where agricultural activities cause pollution that might affect bathing water quality and pose a risk to bathers' health, such persons or bodies appearing to it to be representative of local agricultural interests.
(3) SEPA may combine the bathing water profiles of contiguous bathing waters.
(4) When complying with paragraph (1), SEPA must (where appropriate) take into account the data which it has obtained or analysed under–
(b)the Bathing Waters (Classification) (Scotland) Regulations 1991(1);
(c)the Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003(2);
(d)the Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) (Northumbria River Basin District) Regulations 2003(3); and
(e)the Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) (Solway Tweed River Basin District) Regulations 2004(4).
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