Guidance for policy officials: implementing EU obligations

Guidance to assist policy officials in implementing EU obligations in their policy areas.

Annex B: Example Transposition Note

The Public Water Supplies (Scotland) Regulations 2014 ("the Regulations") consolidate the Water Supply (Water Quality) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 and make new provision in relation to, among other things, the monitoring of drinking water abstraction points.

The Regulations aim to protect human health from the adverse effects of any contamination of water supplied by Scottish Water for human consumption purposes by ensuring that it is wholesome. In so far as the Regulations apply to water supplied by Scottish Water for human consumption purposes, they continue to apply the measures necessary to deliver the requirements of Council Directive 98/83/ EC on the quality of water intended for human consumption [4] ("the Directive") in Scotland.

The table below sets out how the Regulations transpose the relevant Articles of the Directive in so far as it applies to water supplied by Scottish Water for human consumption purposes.

Article Requirement Provision
Article 1 Objective None required
Article 2 Definitions Regulation 2(1)
Article 3 Exemptions Regulation 1(4)
Article 4 General obligations Regulation 4 (read with regulations 17 to 23)
Article 5 Quality standards Schedule 1 (read with regulation 4)
Article 6 Point of compliance Regulations 6 and 13 (read with regulation 5) Regulations 17 to 23
Article 7 Monitoring Regulations 4 to 15 (read with Schedules 1 to 3)
Article 8 Remedial action etc. Regulations 17 to 23
Article 9 Derogations Regulations 24 to 28
Article 10 Quality assurance etc. Regulations 33 and 34
Article 13 Information Regulations 37 and 39
Annexes   Schedules 1 to 3


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