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Welsh Statutory Instruments

2017 No. 453 (W. 96)

Water Resources, Wales

The Bathing Water (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2017

Made

20 March 2017

Laid before the National Assembly for Wales

23 March 2017

Coming into force

1 May 2017

The Welsh Ministers are designated(1) for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(2) in relation to measures relating to water resources and make these Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by that section.

The Welsh Ministers have consulted in relation to regulation 6 of the Bathing Water Regulations 2013(3).

Title, application and commencement

1.—(1) The title of these Regulations is the Bathing Water (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2017 and they come into force on 1 May 2017.

(2) These Regulations apply in relation to Wales.

Amendment of Part 2 of Schedule 2 to the Bathing Water Regulations 2013

2.  In Part 2 of Schedule 2 (surface waters in Wales) to the Bathing Water Regulations 2013 after “Tenby South” insert “Traeth Glan Don Beach”.

Jane Hutt

One of the Welsh Ministers

20 March 2017

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations, which apply in relation to Wales, amend Part 2 of Schedule 2 (surface waters in Wales) to the Bathing Water Regulations 2013 (“the Regulations”), which lists the waters identified by the Welsh Ministers as bathing waters in Wales.

Regulation 2 of these Regulations adds Traeth Glan Don Beach to the list of identified bathing waters in the Regulations.

The Welsh Ministers’ Code of Practice on the carrying out of Regulatory Impact Assessments was considered in relation to these Regulations. As a result, no impact assessment has been produced for these Regulations as there is no change to policy, or impact on business or the voluntary sectors foreseen.

(1)

See S.I. 2003/2901 for the designation conferred on the National Assembly for Wales. By virtue of sections 59 and 162 of, and paragraph 28 of Schedule 11 to, the Government of Wales Act 2006 (c. 32), that designation is now conferred on the Welsh Ministers.

(2)

1972 c. 68; section 2(2) was amended by section 27(1)(a) of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 (c. 51) and Part 1 of the Schedule to the European Union (Amendment) Act 2008 (c. 7).

(3)

S.I. 2013/1675; as amended in relation to Wales by S.I. 2014/1067 (W. 106) and S.I. 2016/314 (W. 103).