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Water Resources (Scotland) Act 2013

Section 17 – Monitoring and records

29.This section provides for the Scottish Ministers to make regulations about:

  • monitoring of any qualifying abstraction, or an abstraction that is suspected of being a qualifying abstraction, and related activities and associated operations,

  • keeping of records, and the extent to which records must be made available to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and other interested persons.

30.Regulations under this section may make provision for entry onto premises, steps that may be taken at premises so entered, and criminal sanctions for failing to comply with the regulations or for obstructing persons exercising functions conferred by those regulations.

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