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Water Act 2014

Section 62: Environmental regulation: procedure

223.This section sets out the parliamentary process to be followed by the Secretary of State and the Welsh Ministers when making regulations under section 61. Subsection (4) ensures that the first sets of regulations made by the Secretary of State and by the Welsh Ministers will be subject to the affirmative resolution procedure. Any subsequent regulations which create an offence or increase a penalty for an existing offence or which amend or repeal any provision of primary legislation, will also be subject to the affirmative procedure. Other than in these circumstances, regulations will be subject to the negative resolution procedure unless subsections (5) and (6) are relevant.

224.Subsections (5) and (6) make provision about the procedure that will apply if regulations made under section 61 are combined with regulations made under section 2 of the PPC Act. Subsection (13) inserts a provision in the PPC Act referring to section 61 of this Act to ensure that this requirement is referenced in that Act.

225.Subsections (9) to (12) set out the relevant procedures for statutory instruments which combine regulations made by the Secretary of State under section 61 with regulations made by the Welsh Ministers under that section.

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