A Manual of Environmental Protection Law: The Pollution Control Functions of the Environment Agency and SEPA

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Rivers (Prevention of Pollution) (Scotland) Act 1951 Chapter 66
An 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 Authority
River Purification authorities1
18. Provision and obtaining of information4
19. Power to take samples of effluents5

Part IV: General
Miscellaneous Provisions
32. Expenses6
35. Interpretation6
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All other parts, sections and schedules of, and to, this Act have been repealed.

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Ss. 18 and 19 now relate to the functions of SEPA.

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