24 April 2018
24 April 2018
20 April 2018
Scotland’s environmental watchdog is reminding all companies of the importance of working within the regulations after an Ayrshire tyre recycling company was fined £27,000 on 18 April 2018, and a manager of the company was ordered to carry out 300 hours of unpaid work under a Community Payback Order and to pay a Confiscation Order of £44,711 for waste offences at a site in Irvine.
19 April 2018
Petrochemical companies ExxonMobil Chemical Ltd and Shell UK Limited have been served with Final Warning Letters by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) following an enhanced unplanned flaring event at the Mossmorran complex in Fife, during June 2017.
11 April 2018
A Perthshire man has been fined a total of £4,000 at Perth Sheriff Court for waste offences at a site just outside Blairgowrie and another received a 200 hour Community Payback Order and a £2,500 Confiscation Order.
26 March 2018
23 March 2018
An East Lothian sole trader was fined £40,000 and given a Community Payback Order, to undertake 240 hours of unpaid work, at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Wednesday 14 March for illegally storing waste tyres.
16 March 2018
15 March 2018
Business leaders were challenged by Scotland’s environment regulator today – change your mind set, face up to the scale of the environmental challenge facing us and understand how your business will help solve it while creating businesses success.
15 March 2018
Officers from the Waste Crime Team of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) were in Fort William again this week to investigate, and help address, flytipping at an illegal site at Mount Alexander, Camaghael.
14 March 2018
As the piles of snow left over from “the Beast from the East” melted last week, causing surface water and rising rivers in several communities across Scotland, attention turned to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).
13 March 2018
02 March 2018
As “the Beast from the East” cast its wintry grip on Scotland this week, staff from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) worked above-and-beyond the call to safeguard Scotland’s environment and support local communities.
15 February 2018
91.7% of Scottish regulated business sites assessed were compliant.
46.6% of sites assessed as non-compliant for two or more years became compliant.
66% of sites classified as ‘Very Poor’ improved their compliance rating.
11 sites were moved from ‘Very Poor’ to Excellent.
13 February 2018
12 February 2018
Compliance with the law on Scotland’s environment is non-negotiable. That was the message this week from Scottish Environment Protection Agency Chief Executive, Terry A’Hearn, who commented on two recent prosecutions led by the agency relating to water pollution.
01 February 2018
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has responded to complaints of persistent flytipping at an illegal site in Fort William and is working with the local community to address the problem.
02 January 2018
High tides combined with a large storm surge are expected throughout some coastal parts of Scotland late tonight (Tuesday 2nd January) into Wednesday (3rd January), the Scottish Environment Protection Agency has today warned.