Rivers (Prevention of Pollution)
(Scotland) Act 1951
Chapter 66An Act to provide for establishing river purification boards in Scotland and for conferring on or transferring to such boards functions relating to the prevention of river
pollution; to make new provision for maintaining or restoring the cleanliness of the
rivers and other inland waters and the tidal waters of Scotland in place of the Rivers
Pollution Prevention Act 1876, and certain other enactments; and for purposes connected with the matters aforesaid.[ 1st August 1951]The functions previously conferred on river purification authorities under this Act have been transferred to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, SEPA: Environment Act 1995 (c. 25), s. 21, p. 438
below. SEPA took over its functions under this Act on the transfer date, 1 April 1996: S.I. 1996/139.
This Act now comprises the following sections.
Part I: Central Authority
|1. Duty of Secretary of State in relation to prevention of pollution of rivers and other waters.4|
Part III: Central AuthorityRiver Purification authorities
|18. Provision and obtaining of information4|
|19. Power to take samples of effluents5|
Part IV: GeneralMiscellaneous Provisions
|36. Short title, transitional provisions, repeal, commencement and extent7|
All other parts, sections and schedules of, and to, this Act have been repealed.____________________
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Book title: A Manual of Environmental Protection Law:The Pollution Control Functions of the Environment Agency and SEPA.
Contributors: Michael Fry - Author.
Publisher: Clarendon Press.
Place of publication: Oxford.
Publication year: 1997.
Page number: 3.
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