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Water Resources (Scotland) Act 2013

Section 20 – Procedure for regulations

34.This section provides that regulations made under Part 2 are subject to the negative procedure (for which, see section 28 of the Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 (asp 10)) with the exception of regulations which modify the list of exempt abstractions, modify the relevant threshold, prescribe additional circumstances in which the Scottish Ministers may suspend or revoke their approval of an abstraction, or make provision about monitoring and record keeping in relation to such abstractions, which are instead subject to the affirmative procedure (for which, see section 29 of the 2010 Act).

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