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PART 2 SControl of water abstraction

Appeal, monitoring and offenceS

17Monitoring and recordsS

(1)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations make provision about the monitoring of—

(a)an abstraction of water from a body of inland water that is, or is suspected of being, a qualifying abstraction,

(b)any activities appearing to relate to such an abstraction of water or any associated operations.

(2)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations make provision about—

(a)the keeping of records in connection with this Part, or

(b)the extent to which such records are to be made available to them, SEPA or other interested persons.

(3)Regulations under subsection (1) or (2) may confer functions on the Scottish Ministers, SEPA or other specified persons.

(4)Regulations under subsection (1) or (2) may include provision—

(a)allowing entry onto premises under a warrant or otherwise,

(b)about the steps that may be taken at premises so entered,

(c)for summary offences and penalties as respects—

(i)failure to comply with requirements imposed by the regulations, or

(ii)obstruction of persons exercising functions conferred by the regulations.

Commencement Information

I1S. 17 in force at 10.6.2013 by S.S.I. 2013/163, art. 3, Sch.