Proposals to amend the transfrontier shipment of waste fees and charges (Scotland)

Closed 21 Nov 2023

Opened 29 Aug 2023


This consultation outlines the proposed changes to the fees we currently charge for regulating the shipment of notifiable waste (i.e. those wastes subject to the procedure of prior written notification and consent).

As part of our work to deliver Our Approach to Regulation, we ensure that charges still meet our goals.

Ensuring that hazardous and other wastes are shipped in an environmentally sound manner is a key element in our regulatory approach.  

The introduction of a new charging activity for the export of waste for interim recovery and the introduction of new fees for movement forms for export notifications where SEPA inputs data, notifications that do not follow SEPA’s financial guarantee template, amendments to notifications and applications for pre-consented facilities. 

Why are we consulting?  

We are responsible for enforcing the requirements of the waste shipment regime in Scotland. Part of this work involves assessing and determining applications to ship notifiable waste.

It has been 12 years since our charges for this regime were first set and following our review of these, we are now proposing some changes and additions to ensure that they are appropriate and secure full cost recovery. 

How to respond  

Please respond to this consultation through this online consultation platform. 

The closing date for submitting your response is 21 November 2023.


  • Anyone from any background


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  • Water Regulation
  • Diffuse pollution
  • Restoration
  • Fisheries
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