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The Surface Waters (Abstraction for Drinking Water) (Classification) (Scotland) Regulations 1996

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Modification of the Control of Pollution Act 1974

15.—(1) Section 30A(1)(c) of the Control of Pollution Act 1974(1) (meaning of “controlled waters”) shall have effect as if “inland waters” included all waters which need to be classified under these Regulations to give effect to the 1975 Directive in Scotland.

(2) Section 30C of the Control of Pollution Act 1974(2) (water quality objectives) shall have effect–

(a)as if it imposed a duty on the Secretary of State to exercise his powers under that section to specify the classification DW1, DW2 or DW3 as appropriate in relation to all inland waters used or intended to be used by water authorities for supply as drinking water;

(b)in relation to the performance of that duty, as if subsections (4) and (5) of that section were omitted.

(1)

Section 30A(1)(c) was inserted by section 169 and paragraph 4 of Schedule 23 to the Water Act 1989 (c. 15).

(2)

1974 c. 40: section 30C was inserted by section 169 and paragraph 4 of Schedule 23 to the Water Act 1989 (c. 15) and was amended by section 120 and paragraph 29(2) and (4) of Schedule 22 to the Environment Act 1995 (c. 25).

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