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[F131 Control of pollution of rivers and coastal waters etc. S

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(4)Where it appears to the Secretary of State that, with a view to preventing poisonous, noxious or polluting matter from entering any controlled waters, it is appropriate to prohibit or restrict the carrying on in a particular area of activities which he considers are likely to result in pollution of the waters, then, subject to subsection (5) below, he may by regulations—

(a)designate the area; and

(b)provide that prescribed activities shall not be carried on at any place within the area except with the consent (which shall not be unreasonably withheld) of [F3SEPA]] and in accordance with any reasonable conditions to which the consent is subject;

(c)provide that a contravention of the regulations shall be an offence and prescribe the maximum penalty for the offence; and

(d)make provision for the imposition by [F4SEPA] of charges in respect of the consent mentioned in paragraph (b) above.

(5)It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State, before he makes any regulations under subsection (4) above—

(a)to publish in the Edinburgh Gazette and in at least one newspaper circulating in the area in question a copy of the proposed regulations and a notice specifying—

(i)a period of not less than twenty-eight days, beginning with the date on which the notice is first published, within which objections to the proposed regulations may be made, and

(ii)the person to whom such objections may be made; and

(b)to consider any objections to the proposed regulations which are made within that period and, if such an objection is so made by a prescribed person and is not withdrawn, to cause a local inquiry to be held in pursuance of section 96 of this Act with respect to the proposed regulations;

and the Secretary of State may, after considering any such objections as are mentioned in paragraph (b) of this subsection and the report of any person appointed to hold a local inquiry with respect to the proposed regulations, make the regulations either in the form in which a copy of them was published in pursuance of this subsection or in that form with such modifications as he considers appropriate.

(6)[F5SEPA] may by byelaws make such provision as [F6it] considers appropriate for prohibiting or regulating the washing or cleaning, in any controlled waters. . . F7, of things of a kind specified in the byelaws; and a person who contravenes any byelaws made by virtue of this subsection shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 4 on the standard scale or such smaller sum as is specified in the byelaws.

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(8)The maximum penalty prescribed in pursuance of subsection (4) of this section shall not exceed the penalties specified in [F8section 30F(6) above].

(9)In subsection (4) of this section, the reference to the entry of poisonous, noxious or polluting matter into controlled waters shall not include a reference to the entry of nitrate into controlled waters as a result of, or of anything done in connection with, the use of any land for agricultural purposes.

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Amendments (Textual)

F2S. 31(1)-(3), (7) and (10) repealed (1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 25, ss. 106, 120(3), Sch. 16 para. 3, Sch. 24 (with ss. 7(6), 115, 117); S.I. 1996/186, art. 3

F4Words in s. 31(4)(d) substituted (1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 25, s. 120(1), Sch. 22 para. 29(2) (with ss. 7(6), 115, 117); S.I. 1996/186, art. 3

F5Words in s. 31(6) substituted (1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 25, s. 120(1), Sch. 22 para. 29(2) (with ss. 7(6), 115, 117); S.I. 1996/186, art. 3

F8Words in s. 31(8) substituted (1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 25, s. 106, Sch. 16 para. 4 (with ss. 7(6), 115, 117); S.I. 1996/186, art. 3

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C2S. 31(4)-(5)(8)-(10) extended (S.)(2.12.1991) by S.I. 1991/2539, reg. 3, Sch.

S. 31(4)-(5)(8)-(10) amended (27.8.1993) by 1993 c. 12, ss. 40, 51(2), Sch. 12 Pt. II para. 16 (with ss. 42, 46)

C3S. 31 applied (with modifications) (24.3.1994) by 1994 c. i, s. 1, Sch. Pt. II para. 12(4)

s. 31 applied (with modifications) (24.3.1994) by 1994 c. ii, s. 1, Sch. Pt. II para. 10(4)

s. 31 applied (with modifications) (24.3.1994) by 1994 c. iii, s. 1, Sch. Pt. II para. 11(4)

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