SEPA welcomes your involvement in its policy making and you are invited to comment on any of the current consultations shown in the table below. Each consultation document gives details of how to respond and the closing date for responses.

You can also view our closed consultations, as well as SEPA's responses to third party consultations:

Consultations that fall under the Public Participation Directive can be found below:

Advertised applications under the Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 can be found below:

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Title Deadline for comment

Consultation: Chapelcross Authorisation Variation

Application has been made by Magnox Ltd to vary their authorisation for the disposal of radioactive waste arising from the Chapelcross Site.


Chapelcross Variation - Public Consultation Document

12 May 2014

The current condition and challenges for the future reports for the Scotland and Solway Tweed districts are now live

This is your opportunity to formally contribute to the development of new approaches for the key management challenges for the second river basin management plans (RBMPs).This consultation is set in the context of updates on character of the water environment and the benefits it provides, and a risk assessment for the targets set out for 2015 in the first plans.

22 Jun 2014

Consultation on a proposal to increase charges in 2014-15 and 2015-16


We invite you to comment on proposals that:

  • Water (CAR), PPC and Radioactive Substances (Nuclear) charges be increased by 2.7% in April 2014 and again in April 2015.
  • Waste (including waste exemptions) charges are increased by 7.7% in April 2014 and again in April 2015.

The following charges will not be increased:

  • Radioactive Substances (Non-Nuclear);
  • Special Waste and Producer Responsibility (Packaging, WEEE and Batteries)
  • EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS),
  • Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) and
  • Transfrontier Shipments (TFS)

17 Feb 2014

Consultation on a proposal to amend the Pollution Prevention and Control
charging scheme


We invite you to comment on proposed changes to the Pollution Prevention & Control (PPC) charging scheme. The current PPC charging scheme was constructed in accordance with the PPC 2000 Regulations. These are mainly structural changes made necessary by implementation of the
Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Regulations 2012 which introduced some new installations to regulation and amended and deleted others. The new Regulations also consolidated and amended other sets of regulations.

17 Feb 2014