Application forms

You can apply for a licence, exemption, registration or permit in a number of ways.

Method 1 - Online applications

 Online applications can be made for the following:

Septic tank registration is also available online, but please check whether it is already registered with the SEPA Contact Centre on 03000 99 66 99 or enquiries@sepa.org.uk first as there will be no refund of the application fee for a duplicate registration.  Register your septic tank online.

Method 2 - Paper applications

You can also apply by email or post by downloading and completing the relevant application form. The forms must be completed and signed, then submitted with payment and/or receipt for payment.  Once payment has been made you can submit your application form and receipt online

There are various ways you can pay for your application when not completing it online:

  • Send a cheque with the paper application.
  • Complete the payment through our web payment facilityand attach the reference number to your application form.
  • Pay by BACS or bank transfer: you must attach proof of payment to your application
  • Request in writing that we contact you to take a payment over the phone by debit or credit card at the time of applying.

Payment alone does not mean you have submitted an application. Using this method does not attract the fees described as 'Online' in our fee documentation as these fees only apply to method 1 above. Your application will be rejected if it is received with no payment and no confirmation of payment or request for contact is supplied with your paperwork. Please attach any supporting documentation (in electronic format e.g. .doc, .pdf) up to max of 18mb. If your supporting documentation is larger than this, or in non-electronic format, this should be posted to your nearest SEPA registry and NOT attached to your e-application.

Forms and guidance

The forms, guidance and charging information for each regulated activity are grouped into the following categories:

Pollution Prevention & Control (PPC)

Guidance documentation

Application forms

Fee documentation

Introductory overview to Part A and B activities before you complete your application

Pollution Prevention & Control (Scotland) Regulations 2000 - A practical guide 

Pollution Prevention & Control (SEPA guidance)

Guidance for Petrol Stations

Part A Installations: Guide for Applicants

Part B Installations: A Brief Guide

SEPA’s Standard Farming Installation Rules (How to comply) incorporating PPC Application Guidance

Guidance on the financial provision requirements for non-landfill specified waste management activities

PPC 2012 (From 7 January 2013 applicable to applications for a new permit only or changes to a permit issued under PPC2012):

PPC Part A

Part A Installations (Part A): For a permit, variation, transfer or surrender

Part A Installations (Part B): For a permit

Part A Installations (Part C): For a variation

Part A Installations (Part D): For a transfer

Part A Installations (Part E): For a surrender

Part A Installations (Part F): For a permit, variation, transfer or surrender

PPC Part B

Part B Installations (Part A): For a permit, variation or transfer

Part B Installations (Part B): For a permit

Part B Installations (Part C): For a variation or transfer

Part B Installations (Part D): For a surrender/partial surrender

Part B Installations (Part E): For a permit, variation or transfer

Part B Installations for a full transfer

Other applications forms

Dry cleaning application

Solvents Emissions application

Petrol Vapour Recovery (PVR) New Application

Petrol Vapour Recovery (PVR)Substantial Variation

Intensive Agriculture

Part B: For Non-Hazardous Landfill: For a permit, variation, transfer or surrender

Part B: For Inert Landfill: For a permit, variation, transfer or surrender

Pollution Prevention and Control Fees and Charges (Scotland) Scheme 2015

 

 

Radioactive Substances (RSA)

Guidance documentation Application forms Fee documentation

Modular application form guidance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sealed source registration application form guidance

 

 

HASS Record guidance 

Further guidance to assist you in complying with the regulations










 

Modular application for authorisations & unsealed registrations:

Section 1: General information

Section 2: Unsealed source registration

Section 3: Radioactive waste characterisation, accumulation and disposal

Section 4: Accumulation and treatment of radioactive waste

Section 5: Liquid radioactive waste disposals

Section 6: Gaseous radioactive waste disposals

Section 7: Radioactive waste disposal by transfer to another person

Section 8: Radioactive waste disposals to the offshore environment

 

S7 & S10 sealed source application form:

 

HASS record

EC Regulation (EURATOM) No 1493/93 on shipments of radioactive substances between EC Member States requires that SEPA authorise the import of certain radioactive sources into Scotland. The person in Scotland receiving the radioactive source must complete the Standard Document and send to SEPA for consent. If approved, SEPA will return the form to the person receiving the source in Scotland. The approved completed form must then be sent on to the consignor of the radioactive source in EC country of origin before the shipment takes place

Radioactive Substances Act 1993 Fees and Charges (Scotland) Scheme 2015

Waste Management (WM/WCR/WML/WMX)

Guidance documentation

Application forms Fee documentation

Waste carriers and brokers

The treatment of land for agricultural benefit or ecological improvement: Technical Guidance note for Paragraph 7 exemptions

The storage and spreading of sludge: Technical Guidance note for Paragraph 8 exemptions

The reclamation or improvement of land: Technical Guidance note for Paragraph 9 exemptions

Technical Guidance note for Paragraph 12 exemptions

Technical Guidance note for Paragraph 19 exemptions

Technical Guidance note for Paragraph 43 and 48 exemptions

Technical Guidance note for Paragraph 47 exemptions

Technical Guidance note for Paragraph 49 exemptions

Technical Guidance note for Paragraph 51 exemptions

Reception and treatment of specified waste at a water treatment works

Licence for any type of waste management site including civic amenity, transfer stations and treatment plants

Waste management mobile plant licence form

Registration as a Carrier, Broker or Carrier/Broker of Controlled Waste

Renewal of Registration as a Carrier, Broker or Carrier/Broker of Controlled Waste

Registration as a Professional Collector or Transporter of Controlled Waste

WML: Modification

WML: Surrender

WML: Transfer

WML: Death of a licence holder

WML: Landfill surrender

Metal recycling/End-of-Life Vehicle licence application form

Simple waste exemption

Register a paragraph 7 exemption

Register a paragraph 8(2) exemption

Register a paragraph 9 exemption

Register a paragraph 10 exemption

Register a paragraph 12 exemption

Register a paragraph 19 exemption

Register a paragraph 42 exemption

Register a paragraph 45 exemption

Register a paragraph 46 exemption

Register a paragraph 47 exemption

Register a paragraph 49 exemption

Register a paragraph 50 exemption

Register a paragraph 51 exemption

Annual Return for Exempt activities

Waste Management Fees and Charges (Scotland) Scheme 2015

Waste Batteries and Accumulators Fees and Charges (Scotland) Scheme 2015

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Scotland) Scheme 2015

Transfrontier Shipment of Waste Fees and Charges (Scotland) Scheme 2015

Waste Management Exemptions (Scotland) Schedule 1 (Paragraphs 7, 8(2), 9, 10, 12, 19, 46 and 47) Fees and Charges Scheme 2015

Water - Controlled Activities Regulations (CAR)

Guidance documentation Application forms Fee documentation

CAR Licence Applicant Guidance

Controlled Activities Regulation: A Practical Guide

Licence applicant guidance - Form A - for ALL applicants

Licence applicant guidance- Form B - point source discharges, excluding fish farm effluent

Licence applicant guidance - Form C - discharge effluent from a fish farm

Licence applicant guidance - Form D - abstraction and impoundment activities

Licence applicant guidance - Form E - engineering activities

Licence applicant guidance - Form F – disposal of waste sheep dip or other agrochemicals to land

Licence applicant guidance - Form K - deep borehole construction

Registration and licence application forms for abstraction, impoundment, engineering and discharging activities

CAR flood risk standing advice for engineering, discharge and impoundment activities

Abstraction registration (paper)

Discharge registration (paper)

Engineering registration (paper)

Variation to an existing CAR registration (paper)

Form A - for ALL applicants

Form B - point source discharges, excluding fish farm effluent

Form  C - discharge effluent from a fish farm

Form D - abstraction and impoundment activities

Form E - engineering activities

Form F – disposal of waste sheep dip or other agrochemicals to land

Form G – for an administrative or technical variation

Form H – to transfer a licence

Form I –to surrender a licence

Form J – to bury animal carcasses (notifiable disease)
[Contact your local SEPA office]

Form K - deep borehole construction

Non-aerial herbicide use near or by a watercourse

Water Environment (Controlled Activities) Fees and Charges (Scotland) Scheme 2015

Water Environment Charges Calculator

Water Environment Charging Scheme Guidance