23 December 2016
Farmer Norman Greer has been fined £6,000 yesterday (22 December, 2016) at Perth Sheriff Court, for failure to correctly store slurry and failing to notify SEPA timeously of a new slurry storage system at Wharlawhill Farm near Carnbo in Kinross.
20 December 2016
Former company director of Platinum Waste Solutions Limited, Sarah Nisbet has been sentenced (19 December, 2016) to undertake 200 hours unpaid work within a 6 month period and is subject to supervision for 18 months as an alternative to a custodial sentence, for breaching waste management legislation.
20 December 2016
Licence holders who have abstracted water to irrigate their crops and fields during 2016, are being encouraged to submit data returns to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) before 31 December 2016.
08 December 2016
Renfrewshire farm partnership Robert J Carruth were fined £8,000 yesterday (07 December, 2016) for pollution of the Locher Water on 18 March, 2016, following a discharge of slurry at High Auchensale Farm near Kilbarchan.
05 December 2016
James McHale, a procurement director, was fined £34,000 on Friday (2 December) at Falkirk Sheriff Court for offences related to the recycling of waste tyres across sites in Grangemouth, Alloa, Dundee, Fife and Huntly.
24 November 2016
A construction company was fined £4,000 yesterday (Wednesday 23 November) at Glasgow Sheriff Court for discharging surface water run-off contaminated with suspended solids into the Bothlin Burn in Kirkintilloch on various dates between 26 June 2012 and 4 July 2013.
10 November 2016
Following the publishing of 2015 Compliance Assessment Scheme results on Thursday, 10 November, a number of minor amendments and corrections have been made to the published data (18 November). The amended data has been updated below and the original figures have been included under "Notes to Editor" for reference.
27 October 2016
The latest Radioactivity in Food and the Environment Report (RIFE 21) has been published today (27 October, 2016) and shows that doses of radioactivity received by people in Scotland are still well within international dose limits.
27 October 2016
School kids from across Scotland gathered at the Scottish Parliament today (Thursday, 27 October 2016) to receive well deserved prizes for their entries to the 2016 Our Environment competition.
12 October 2016
Scottish Water Horizons Limited was fined £26,000 at Airdrie Sheriff Court on Monday 10 October 2016 due to offensive odours coming from its Deerdykes Composting and Organics Recycling facility during 2012.
07 October 2016
This media release was originally published on 20th September 2016 and then updated on 7 October 2016 to incorporate an erratum to the original statistics. Details of the original statistics are specified in the Notes to Editors.
06 October 2016
A new framework for tackling waste has been unveiled by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), focussing on how SEPA will support a circular economy in Scotland.
30 September 2016
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) expects that 72 of the 84 designated bathing waters across Scotland will meet the European water quality standards when confirmed classifications are issued by the EU in spring 2017.
26 September 2016
The total emissions of six greenhouse gases (GHGs) from SEPA regulated industries fell again between 2014 and 2015, bringing the overall reduction since 2007 to 34%.
16 August 2016
Farmer Alexander Wilson was fined £1000 and his company R & A Wilson Limited was fined £1,650 at Selkirk Sheriff Court yesterday (15 August 2016) for discharging dilute slurry and silage effluent into an unnamed tributary to the Clackmae Burn, into the Clackmae Burn and into the Leader Water, near Earlston.
12 August 2016
An Airdrie builder was fined £2,000 at Airdrie Sheriff Court on Monday (8 August) after pleading guilty to waste offences at a site in Flowerhill Industrial Estate, Airdrie.
08 August 2016
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has today published its new strategy for regulation, aimed at enabling the agency to tackle the 21st Century challenges facing Scotland’s environment.
05 August 2016
Scottish Water was fined £7,500 at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday (4 August 2016) for causing the pollution of the Caaf Water and River Garnock in Dalry, Ayrshire.
01 July 2016
Glasgow waste operator, Cornelius Boyle, was fined £550 yesterday (30 June, 2016) for consistently breaching the conditions of a Waste Management Licence which was held for a site at Drakemire Drive, Castlemilk.
15 June 2016
The severe flooding experienced in many parts of Scotland last winter caused damage to homes, businesses and farmland throughout the country. Immediately after the floods, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) worked closely with the farming community to help them undertake repair works as quickly and easily as possible.
09 June 2016
An Edinburgh man has been fined £100 for not turning up to a compelled witness interview with Scotland’s environmental regulator.
05 June 2016
As the World celebrates World Environment Day, Scotland is gearing up to welcome representatives from across the globe to Glasgow for a week of tackling environmental crime.
01 June 2016
The owners of a former Fife waste management company were each given a 150 hour Community Payback Order to undertake unpaid work, or activity, at Dunfermline Sheriff Court today (1 June) for illegally storing carpets, plasterboard, gypsum and other wastes at their site in the M90 Commerce Park, Lathalmond. The Order imposed is to be completed within nine months from today.
19 May 2016
A total of 80% of Scotland’s bathing waters have been confirmed as achieving the new, much stricter, European water quality standards.
11 May 2016
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is leading three days of action between the 17 and 19 May, aimed at tackling cross border criminal activity in the waste industry.
01 April 2016
From today (1 April, 2016) responsibility for the regulation of Scotland’s reservoirs has now transferred to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).
29 March 2016
Tough new licensing rules, which will help the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) to crack down on illegitimate waste tyre operators, come into effect tomorrow (30 March 2016).
24 March 2016
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is calling on drivers to be aware of their responsibilities and ensure their vehicles are disposed of legally.
08 March 2016
A Glasgow food manufacturer was fined £8,600 at Glasgow Sheriff Court yesterday (7 March) for failing to comply with regulations designed to reduce the impact of packaging and packaging waste on the environment. The company has also paid £28,538 as a Confiscation Order under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
15 February 2016
Alloa based recycling firm, Oran Environmental Solutions (OES) Ltd, has been handed a confiscation order of £345,558.43 today (15 February) for licence breaches which resulted in SEPA receiving numerous complaints from local residents during 2013.
21 January 2016
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has published a new handbook to help local authorities and landowners implement natural flood management measures.
18 January 2016
An Edinburgh man was fined £100, on 15 January 2016, for not turning up to provide a compelled witness statement to Scotland’s environmental regulator.
14 January 2016
Fines totalling a record £284,400 were handed down to companies and individuals in the last financial year as a result of criminal cases instigated by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).
13 January 2016
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has exceeded targets for reducing its waste, significantly cut gas consumption across its estate and, for the sixth consecutive year, put the brakes on its travel and transport emissions, according to a new report which has been published today (13 January 2016).
07 January 2016
Following the severe impacts of recent flooding in Scotland, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is keen to remind farmers and land managers that help and advice is always available to those who need to carry out essential repair work to bridges, banks, roads etc. near and in rivers.