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Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002

Section 11 – Enforcement notices: further provisions

35.Subsection (1) provides for publicising enforcement notices by requiring the Regulator to send copies to the Commissioner and to any local authority or Health Board consulted under section 10(2), and for the Regulator to publish the notice so as to bring it to the attention of persons affected.

36.Subsections (2) to (5) make provision for a public water supplier to appeal to the sheriff against an enforcement notice. The appeal must be lodged within 14 days of the notice having been served. Pending determination of an appeal, a notice is suspended. The sheriff’s decision on the appeal is final.

37.Subsection (6) introduces a requirement, where a water supplier has been served with an enforcement notice, for the water supplier to consult the relevant Health Board, and to have regard to the Board’s views when dealing with the contravention. This duty is suspended during the period when any appeal against the notice remains extant (subsection (7)).

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