Regulations

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We wish to be a firm, fair and effective regulator, listening to businesses and the public and helping to improve and protect Scotland’s environment.

We wish to be a firm, fair and effective regulator, listening to businesses and the public, and helping to improve and protect Scotland’s environment.

We aim to provide an efficient and integrated environmental protection system for Scotland – a system that will both improve the environment and help deliver the Scottish Government’s overall purpose to ensure long-term sustainable economic growth. 

We support the principles of good regulation and we strive to continuously improve our services to make sure that Scotland has the best environment, while also encouraging economic growth.

This section of our website explains more about the legislation that applies to the environment; how we regulate; what activities are subject to regulation and why; what you need to do if your activity is subject to regulation; and how to find out more information.