31 December 2015
31 December 2015
09 December 2015
Lanarkshire businessman Carlo Rea, has been sentenced to 180 hours community pay back today (09 December), after pleading guilty to dumping waste illegally while acting as an unlicensed waste carrier between March and July 2011. The sentence, which was handed down at Airdrie Sheriff Court, is to be completed within 12 months and was given as a direct alternative to a custodial sentence.
08 December 2015
A Coatbridge man was found guilty and fined £250 at Airdrie Sheriff Court yesterday (7 December) for threatening and assaulting Officers from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) in the course of their duties.
04 December 2015
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is calling on the public to be aware that heavy persistent rainfall during today (4 December) and Saturday may result in widespread flooding in parts of Scotland this weekend.
01 December 2015
Licence holders who have abstracted water for irrigating crops and fields during 2015, are being reminded that data returns should be submitted to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) before 31 December 2015.
23 November 2015
13 November 2015
10 November 2015
As some of Scotland sees localised flooding, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has today (10 November 2015) launched a new interactive flood reporting tool in order to help communities across Scotland be flood-prepared.
03 November 2015
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), in partnership with the Centre for Sustainable Practice and Living, is hosting a public workshop to help develop a new online air quality tool for local communities.
20 October 2015
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has today (20 October) published its Compliance Assessment Scheme figures for 2014, which show that 88% of operators assessed have achieved a rating of excellent, good or broadly compliant.
15 October 2015
A former waste site operator in Loanhead was sentenced to a community payback order of 180 hours at Edinburgh Sheriff Court yesterday (14 October) after a site investigation by Scotland’s environment watchdog found that waste was being deposited and kept there without the required permissions.
09 October 2015
More than 1400 homes and businesses could benefit from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency’s (SEPA) new coastal flood warning scheme for the Solway Firth, which was launched today (Friday 9 October) by the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Dr. Aileen McLeod.
06 October 2015
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) expects that 80% of Scotland’s bathing waters will meet the new European water quality standards when confirmed classifications are issued by the EU in spring 2016.
05 October 2015
02 October 2015
30 September 2015
Official statistics have been issued today by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) which shows that Local Authorities in Scotland have recycled 42.8% of household waste collected in 2014.
24 September 2015
18 September 2015
04 September 2015
A new consultation has been launched by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) today (4 September, 2015) on proposed improvements to the current Compliance Assessment Scheme (CAS), which rates environmental licences at over 10,000 sites across Scotland.
02 September 2015
27 August 2015
31 July 2015
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has today (31 July, 2015) publicised the recruitment process for candidates to replace the current Chairman and one Non-Executive member of the SEPA Board.
23 July 2015
10 July 2015
Former waste operator, John Burnett has been fined a total of £700 (9th July 2015) at Edinburgh Sheriff Court, after being found guilty of breaching the conditions of a Waste Management Licence (WML) which was held for a site, occupied by Dalkeith Demolition Limited, on the Mayfield Industrial Estate in Dalkeith.
09 July 2015
08 July 2015
A Fife landowner, Ernest McPherson, has been handed a £15,000 confiscation order today (8 July, 2015) for illegally storing waste on land at Lochgelly over a five year period. The order follows on from a Restriction of Liberty Order issued to Mr McPherson in May last year which required him to be at home between 9pm and 5am.
26 June 2015
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has today (26 June, 2015) launched a consultation on proposed changes to the regulatory charging scheme covering annual licence costs and application fees.
18 June 2015
A Fife waste operator has been sentenced today (18 June 2015). The Sheriff imposed a restriction of liberty order on Alan Blyth for eight months with the condition that he remains within his dwelling address between the hours of 10pm and 5am the following morning.
17 June 2015
15 June 2015
The 24 metre Sir John Murray, Scottish Environment Protection Agency’s (SEPA) scientific survey vessel, will take the opportunity to travel through the historic canal today (15 June 2015) to show how taking the direct route to the North Sea can dramatically save on CO2 emissions.
01 June 2015
20 May 2015
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is appealing for information as part of an investigation into the dumping of construction and demolition waste. A wooden conservatory and other household and garden waste types were deposited on private land at Cosnakie Wood, one mile north of Pitcairngreen.
13 May 2015
Scottish Government Minister Aileen McLeod MSP today (13 May) opened Strathallan House, a new shared office in Stirling for the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).
01 May 2015
01 May 2015
Scotland’s environmental watchdog is reminding all companies of the importance of working within the regulations after a tyre recycling company and a director of the company were fined a total of £8,000 on Wednesday (29 April) for waste offences at three separate sites across the west of Scotland.
16 April 2015
Ahead of the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference in Paris this November, environmental experts will discuss the chief concerns facing the global community from climate change at the Edinburgh International Science Festival tonight (Thursday, 16 April).
01 April 2015
13 March 2015
12 March 2015
CREW, Scotland’s Centre of Expertise for Waters, has today (12 March 2015) published a report, commissioned by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), on the successful delivery of an innovative pilot project to improve surface water flood forecasting in urban areas.
12 March 2015
Scotland’s first dedicated website for environmental data will continue to be supported by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and partners, once the European LIFE+ funding contribution concludes later this year. SEPA’s Chief Executive, James Curran, will make the announcement of future funding for the website (www.environment.scotland.gov.uk) at Understanding the state of the environment – a conference being held by the agency in Edinburgh tomorrow (13 March).
09 March 2015
04 March 2015
During 2016, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) will become responsible for regulating reservoir safety in Scotland. To ensure all relevant reservoir operators are fully registered with SEPA ahead of the change, a free six month registration period will open on 1 April, 2015.
02 March 2015
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and local authorities are today (Monday 2 March) calling on the public and businesses to share their opinions on the most comprehensive assessment of flood risk, and its impacts, ever compiled in Scotland.
13 February 2015
11 February 2015
Flows will be reintroduced to an area covering 6km along the River Cour (a tributary of the River Spean) following extensive work by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and Rio Tinto Alcan to deliver significant environmental improvements to the water body.
14 January 2015