Media Releases

Stonehaven residents to benefit from advance flood warning service

Stonehaven residents to benefit from advance flood warning service

date26 November 2013

More than 850 homes and businesses could benefit from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency's (SEPA) new river flood warning service for Stonehaven, which was launched today (Tuesday 26 November) by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Paul Wheelhouse. Read more

SEPA promotes best practice for managing invasive non-native species

Biodiversity

date06 November 2013

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is today (6 November) hosting a one day seminar and workshop event at the Cairndale Hotel in Dumfries for local land managers and public agencies, to raise awareness of the threat posed by non-native species to the Dumfries and Galloway region. Read more

SEPA compliance figures continue to improve in 2012 report

Enforcement and operations

date29 August 2013

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has today (29 August) published its Compliance Assessment Scheme figures for 2012, which show a further improvement in licence compliance from 2011, taking the percentage of operators achieving a rating of excellent, good or broadly compliant to 89%, an overall increase of 2% across various regulatory regimes. Read more

Countdown to new waste regulations for businesses

Waste

date18 July 2013

With less than six months to go until the introduction of new waste regulations for businesses, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has been promoting the upcoming changes through a series of briefings and seminars across Scotland. Read more

SEPA identifies MoD as responsible for Dalgety Bay contamination

Radioactive substances

date28 June 2013

Following an investigation into the history of radioactive contamination at Dalgety Bay, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has today published a report which identifies the Ministry of Defence (MoD) as being responsible for the contamination. Read more

SEPA wins Connect ICT Innovate Award

Staff

date20 June 2013

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) gained recognition on Tuesday (18 June 2013) at the Connect ICT Awards for using innovative technology to deliver public services. Read more

Scotland's 2013 bathing water season starts

Bathing Waters

date31 May 2013

Hoping for a long, dry summer? People considering a day out or holiday in Scotland will be pleased to know that the bathing waters season begins this weekend, (Saturday 1 June). Read more

SEPA launches new mobile website for water users

Water

date25 April 2013

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has today (25 April 2013) announced the launch of a new mobile-friendly website to make it even easier for fishermen, canoeists, walkers and other water users to plan their activities. Read more

SEPA and NIEA launch revamped NetRegs site

Regulations and licences

date04 April 2013

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) have joined forces to launch a new and improved website to help small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) understand their environmental responsibilities and encourage good environmental practice. Read more

SEPA to host festival air quality event

Chemicals

date22 March 2013

As part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival (EISF), the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) will be hosting a special event on Tuesday 26 March which will explore the issue of air pollution in Scotland, its impact on human health and the different ways of combating it. Read more

SEPA to unveil new watercourse management registration

Water

date01 March 2013

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is due to unveil a new registration category next week, as it discusses land drainage and watercourse management issues with farmers and landowners at a series of forums hosted by the National Farmers Union Scotland (NFUS). Read more

SEPA grants licence for Loch Fitty project

Water

date12 February 2013

Scotland's environmental regulator has granted a licence for the Scottish Coal Company Limited's (SCCL) project to drain Loch Fitty, the start of a project that will reinstate the loch to a higher standard than it is at present. Read more