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The Water Environment (River Basin Management Planning: Further Provision) (Scotland) Regulations 2013

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19B.(1) SEPA must monitor each substance in the watch list at selected representative monitoring stations for a period of at least 12 months (“the monitoring period”).

(2) For each substance in the watch list as first established by Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/495, the monitoring period must begin on 14th September 2015.

(3) For any substance added to the watch list after it was first established, the monitoring period must begin within 6 months of the date on which the substance was added to the list.

(4) SEPA must select at least two representative monitoring stations.

(5) In selecting representative monitoring stations, and the monitoring frequency and timing for each substance, SEPA must—

(a)take into account the use patterns and possible occurrence of the substance; and

(b)ensure that monitoring is carried out at each station at least once per year.

(6) SEPA may decide not to monitor a substance under paragraphs (1) to (5) if—

(a)it has sufficient, comparable, representative and recent monitoring data for the substance from existing monitoring programmes or studies; and

(b)the monitoring was carried out in accordance with a methodology that satisfies any guidelines developed under Article 8b(5) of the Priority Substances Directive.]

F31972 c.68. Section 2(2) was amended by the Scotland Act 1998 (c.46) (“the 1998 Act”), Schedule 8, paragraph 15(3) (which was amended by section 27(4) of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 (c. 51) (“the 2006 Act”)). Section 2(2) was also amended by section 27(1)(a) of the 2006 Act and by the European Union (Amendment) Act 2008 (c.7), Schedule, Part 1. The functions conferred upon the Minister of the Crown under section 2(2), so far as they are exercisable within devolved competence, were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the 1998 Act.

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