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  • Radioactive substances activities charges consultation

    This consultation document outlines the proposed changes for the fees we charge for regulating radioactive substances activities. These activities are those regulated under the Environmental Authorisations (Scotland) Regulations 2018 (EASR) and those still covered by the Radioactive... More
    Closed 15 December 2020
  • Consultation on the revised guidance on the use of enforcement action

    In 2014, the Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Act was passed, giving SEPA its statutory purpose to protect and improve the environment in ways that, as far as possible, create health and well-being benefits and sustainable economic growth. One Planet Prosperity is our regulatory strategy for... More
    Closed 17 December 2020
  • Proposed Revision of Radioactive Substances Activities Standard Condition C.4.1.

    The purpose of this consultation is to inform you of our proposal to revise condition C.4.1 of the standard conditions for radioactive substances activities (transfer of radioactive waste outside of the United Kingdom) made under the Environmental Authorisations (Scotland) Regulations 2018... More
    Closed 18 December 2020
  • Protecting Scotland's groundwaters from pollution

    The Scottish Government is consulting on improvements to the way in which we protect groundwater in Scotland. The 'Protecting Scotland's groundwater from pollution' consultation proposes: revised environmental standards; an updated list of groundwater hazardous... More
    Closed 31 March 2021
  • Finfish aquaculture: Advertised applications under the Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2011

    SEPA, as one of a number of organisations regulating finfish aquaculture, will maintain a high quality environment by setting permit conditions which limit the impacts associated with fish farms and then by ensuring that operators comply with these conditions. On... More
    Opened 22 April 2021
  • Consultation on the hydro abstraction scheme charges

    This consultation document outlines the proposed changes for the subsistence fees we charge under The Environmental Regulation (Scotland) Charging Scheme for hydro-electric installations regulated by SEPA under the Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 for... More
    Closed 30 April 2021
  • Dawnfresh: Little Cumbrae CAR consultation

    It is part of SEPA’s remit to protect the marine environment. We regulate finfish farms through permits that limit the pollutants discharged to the water environment and, where appropriate, the amount of water which can be abstracted. If you have an interest in this... More
    Closed 28 May 2021
  • Dawnfresh: Cumbrae CAR consultation

    It is part of SEPA’s remit to protect the marine environment. We regulate finfish farms through permits that limit the pollutants discharged to the water environment and, where appropriate, the amount of water which can be abstracted. If you have an interest in this... More
    Closed 28 May 2021
  • Dawnfresh: South Bute CAR consultation

    It is part of SEPA’s remit to protect the marine environment. We regulate finfish farms through permits that limit the pollutants discharged to the water environment and, where appropriate, the amount of water which can be abstracted. If you have an interest in this... More
    Closed 28 May 2021
  • Consultation under Industrial Emissions Directive

    Operators of Part A activities require a permit issued by SEPA under the Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Regulations 2012 (PPC) in order to be able to undertake their activities. SEPA, through regulation, will maintain a high-quality environment by setting permit conditions... More
    Opened 1 June 2021
  • Water resources management plan consultation

    Everyday the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) works to protect and enhance Scotland’s environment, helping communities and businesses thrive within the resources of our planet. This is the basis of One Planet Prosperity – Our Regulatory Strategy . This strategy sets out ways... More
    Closed 4 June 2021
  • Scottish Sea Farms Limited: Shuna MPFF, Loch Linnhe CAR consultation

    It is part of SEPA’s remit to protect the marine environment. We regulate finfish farms through permits that limit the pollutants discharged to the water environment and, where appropriate, the amount of water which can be abstracted. If you have an interest in this... More
    Closed 4 June 2021
  • The draft river basin management plan for Scotland 2021 - 2027

    The river basin management plan (RBMP) sets out how Scottish Government, SEPA, other responsible authorities and partners work together to protect and improve the water environment in Scotland. The plan aims to prevent deterioration and improve the quality of the water environment to at least... More
    Closed 25 June 2021
  • FCC Recycling (UK) Limited: Drumgray Energy Recovery Centre – PPC Permit application

    It is part of SEPA’s remit to maintain a high-quality environment by setting permit conditions which limit the impacts associated with installations operating under Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC) Part A regulations. Application details We received... More
    Closed 28 June 2021
  • The Scottish Salmon Company Limited: North Arran CAR Application

    It is part of SEPA’s remit to protect the marine environment. We regulate finfish farms through permits that limit the pollutants discharged to the water environment and, where appropriate, the amount of water which can be abstracted. If you have an interest in this... More
    Closed 5 July 2021
  • Collier Quarrying and Recycling Limited: Goathill Quarry - PPC permit application

    It is part of SEPA’s remit to maintain a high-quality environment by setting permit conditions which limit the impacts associated with installations operating under Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC) Part A regulations. Application details We received... More
    Closed 14 July 2021
  • Hewitt Farming Limited: Heads Inn free range poultry unit PPC permit application

    It is part of SEPA’s remit to maintain a high-quality environment by setting permit conditions which limit the impacts associated with installations operating under Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC) Part A regulations. Application details We received... More
    Closed 21 July 2021
  • Earls Gate Energy Centre Limited - PPC Variation Application

    It is part of SEPA’s remit to maintain a high-quality environment by setting permit conditions which limit the impacts associated with installations operating under Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC) Part A regulations. Application details We received an application from Earls... More
    Closed 26 August 2021
  • Mersen Scotland Holytown Limited - PPC Variation Application

    It is part of SEPA’s remit to maintain a high-quality environment by setting permit conditions which limit the impacts associated with installations operating under Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC) Part A regulations. Application details We received... More
    Closed 15 September 2021
  • Fife Council: Lower Melville Wood Landfill - PPC variation application

    It is part of SEPA’s remit to maintain a high-quality environment by setting permit conditions which limit the impacts associated with installations operating under Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC) Part A regulations. Application details We received... More
    Closed 27 September 2021
  • Monitoring the Mossmorran Complex

    We recently held four online events to allow members of the public to have their say on the future of monitoring at the Mossmorran complex in Fife. These events were hosted by SEPA, in partnership with Fife Council and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Local communities were invited to... More
    Closed 6 October 2021
  • MOWI Scotland Limited: Grey Horse Channel Outer

    It is part of SEPA’s remit to protect the marine environment. We regulate finfish farms through permits that limit the pollutants discharged to the water environment and, where appropriate, the amount of water which can be abstracted. If you have an interest in this... More
    Closed 7 October 2021
  • MOWI Scotland Limited: Grey Horse Channel

    It is part of SEPA’s remit to protect the marine environment. We regulate finfish farms through permits that limit the pollutants discharged to the water environment and, where appropriate, the amount of water which can be abstracted. If you have an interest in this... More
    Closed 7 October 2021
  • Loch Long Salmon: Beinn Reithe CAR Application

    It is part of SEPA’s remit to protect the marine environment. We regulate finfish farms through permits that limit the pollutants discharged to the water environment and, where appropriate, the amount of water which can be abstracted. If you have an interest in this... More
    Closed 13 October 2021
  • MOWI Scotland Limited: Noster CAR Application

    It is part of SEPA’s remit to protect the marine environment. We regulate finfish farms through permits that limit the pollutants discharged to the water environment and, where appropriate, the amount of water which can be abstracted. If you have an interest in this... More
    Closed 14 October 2021
  • MOWI Scotland Limited: Seaforth CAR Application

    It is part of SEPA’s remit to protect the marine environment. We regulate finfish farms through permits that limit the pollutants discharged to the water environment and, where appropriate, the amount of water which can be abstracted. If you have an interest in this... More
    Closed 14 October 2021
  • MOWI Scotland Limited: Maclean's Nose CAR Application

    It is part of SEPA’s remit to protect the marine environment. We regulate finfish farms through permits that limit the pollutants discharged to the water environment and, where appropriate, the amount of water which can be abstracted. If you have an interest in this... More
    Closed 29 October 2021
  • Flood Risk Management Plan: Highland and Argyll Local Plan District Consultation

    This is the consultation hub for the Highland and Argyll Flood Risk Management Plan (previously called the flood risk management strategies) led by SEPA and the Highland and Argyll Local Flood Risk Management Plan, led by Highland Council. The consultation is being delivered in two phases.  ... More
    Closed 31 October 2021
  • Flood Risk Management Plans and Local Flood Risk Management Plans

    This is the consultation hub for Scotland’s draft flood risk management plans (previously called the flood risk management strategies) and local flood risk management plans. The consultation is being delivered in two phases.  Phase one of the consultation opened on the 21... More
    Closed 31 October 2021
  • Flood Risk Management Plan: Ayrshire Local Plan District consultation

    This is the consultation hub for the Ayrshire Flood Risk Management Plan (previously called the flood risk management strategies) led by SEPA and Ayrshire Local Flood Risk Management Plan, led by North Ayrshire Council. The consultation is being delivered in two phases.  Phase one of... More
    Closed 31 October 2021
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