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Rivers (Prevention of Pollution) (Scotland) Act 1951

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River Purification AuthoritiesS

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18 Provision and obtaining of information.S

(1)For the purpose of enabling [F2it]to perform the functions conferred on [F2it][F3SEPA] may make surveys F4. . .and gauge and keep records of the flow or volume and other characteristics of any stream F4. . ., and may take steps for the measurement and recording of the rainfall F4. . . and for the installation and maintenance for these purposes of gauges or other apparatus and works connected therewith, and may take such other steps as may be necessary in order to obtain any information required for the purposes aforesaid.

(2)The Secretary of State may give directions requiring [F5SEPA] to exercise all or any of the powers conferred on [F5it]by the foregoing subsection and to furnish to him such information obtained in pursuance of the directions at such times and in such form as may be specified in the directions, and it shall be the duty of [F5SEPA] to comply with any directions to given.

(3)[F6SEPA] shall give reasonable facilities for the inspection of records kept by [F7it]of the rainfall or the flow or volume of any stream F8. . . and for the taking of copies or extracts from such records, and such facilities shall be available free of charge to all local authorities F8. . . and shall be available to other persons on payment of such [F9reasonable fees as may be determined by [F6SEPA]]

(4), (5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F10

[F11(6)Notwithstanding anything in this Act, any [F12controlled waters within the meaning of section 30A of the Control of Pollution Act 1974]shall be deemed to be included in the expression “stream” for the purposes of [F13SEPA’s]powers under this section.]

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F2Words in s. 18(1) substitituted (1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 25, s. 120(1), Sch. 22 para. 3(3)(a)(i) (with ss. 7(6), 115, 117); S.I. 1996/186, art. 3

F5Words in s. 18(2) substitituted (1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 25, s. 120(1), Sch. 22 para. 3(3)(b) (with ss. 7(6), 115, 117); S.I. 1996/186, art. 3

F6Word in s. 18(3) substitituted (1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 25, s. 120(1), Sch. 22 para. 3(3)(c)(i) (with s. 7(6), 115, 117); S.I. 1996/186, art. 3

F10S. 18(4)(5) repealed by Control of Pollution Act 1974 (c. 40 SIF 46:4), s. 109(2), Sch. 4

F11S. 18(6) inserted by Control of Pollution Act 1974 (c. 40 SIF 46:4), s. 109(2), Sch. 3 para. 14

F13Word in s. 18(6) substitituted (1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 25, s. 120(1), Sch. 22 para. 3(3)(d) (with ss. 7(6), 115, 117); S.I. 1996/186, art. 3

19 Power to take samples of effluents.S

(1)[F14SEPA]shall have a right to obtain and take away samples of water from any stream or of any effluent which is passing from any land or vessel into any stream F15. . ..

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F16(2A). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F16(2B). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(3)Notwithstanding anything in this Act, any [F17controlled waters within the meaning of section 30A of the Control of Pollution Act 1974] shall be deemed to be included in the expression “stream” for the purposes of [F18SEPA’s]powers under this section.

[F19(4)In this section F20. . . any reference to land includes a reference to premises.]

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F14Word in s. 19(1) substitituted (1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 25, s. 120(1), Sch. 22. para. 3(4)(a)(i) (with ss. 7(6), 115, 117); S.I. 1996/186, art. 3

F15Words in s. 19(1) repealed (1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 25, s. 120(1), Sch. 22. para. 3(4)(a)(ii), Sch. 24 (with ss. 7(6), 115, 117); S.I. 1996/186, art. 3

F18Word in s. 19(3) substitituted (1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 25, s. 120(1), Sch. 22. para. 3(4)(b) (with ss. 7(6), 115, 117); S.I. 1996/186, art. 3

F20Words in s. 19(4) substitituted (1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 25, s. 120(3), Sch. 24 (with ss. 7(6), 115, 117); S.I. 1996/186, art. 3

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F21S. 20 repealed by Control of Pollution Act 1974 (c. 40 SIF 46:4), s. 109(2), Sch. 4

21. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F22S

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F22S. 21 repealed by Control of Pollution Act 1974 (c. 40 SIF 46:4), s. 109(2), Sch. 4

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