Formal consultations and external event activities

This is the SEPA consultation platform. We welcome your involvement in our policy making and you are invited to comment on any of our current consultations.

This site will help you find and participate in consultations that are of interest to you.

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Consultations on applications under the Radioactive Substances Act 1993 and applications under the Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 can be found on the SEPA website.

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes.

We Asked

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency, the Environment Agency, and Natural Resources Wales (together referred to as “the environment agencies”) have consulted on our proposed new guidance on “Requirements for Release of Nuclear Sites from Radioactive Substances Regulation” (for full details, please see the text against the grey background in the section beginning with "Overview" below).

You Said

We received comments from 22 organisations and individuals. 

These comments generally support the environment agencies’ approach. 

Respondents also provided many suggestions for improving the detailed text of our guidance.

We Did

We have analysed the comments we received in detail, and have produced a report on how we plan to act on these comments (please see the document "Agencies Response to GRR Consultation" under the heading "Results Updated 14 Dec 2016" immediately below).

A number of themes have emerged from the comments, which have prompted us to consider how we can improve the clarity of some parts of our guidance.

We have not identified the need for any substantive changes to our approach in order to progress to producing our final guidance.

We will make use of the consultation responses and the operational feedback from the trial-use of the consultation document when developing the final guidance. 

The environment agencies plan to publish the finalised guidance in mid-2017.

We Asked

We sought comments from public bodies involved in management of the water environment, together with land and water managers, and commercial users about developing the second Scotland river basin management plan.

You Said

Comments received were supportive of the proposals set out in the consultation and additional suggestions that will be taken into account as we develop the second plan.

We Did

Summaries of the comments received and actions that will be taken are available at http://www.sepa.org.uk/water/river_basin_planning.aspx In 2014 we will consult on the changes that are proposed for the second plans that will be published in 2015.

We Asked

We sought comments from public bodies involved in management of the water environment. together with land and water managers and commercial users about developing the second Solway Tweed river basin management plan.

You Said

Comments received were supportive of the proposals set out in the consultation and additional suggestions were collected that will be taken into account in the development of the second plan.

We Did

Summeries of the responses received and actions that will be taken are available at ; http://www.sepa.org.uk/water/river_basin_planning.aspx In 2014 we will consult on the changes that are proposed for the second plans that will be published in 2015.