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:
- non fee paying waste exemptions
- professional collector and transporter of waste
- registration/renewal as a carrier, broker or carrier/broker of controlled waste
Due to essential maintenance of our application system Registration of Point Source Discharges (including septic tanks), Engineering Discharge activities and Abstraction Discharge activities is not currently available. Click here for further information.
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 by email.
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. Please contact Finance by email or phone 01698 839029 for our bank details.
- 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.
Guidance: this explains how the scheme works
The forms, guidance and charging information for each regulated activity are grouped into the following categories:
- Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC)
- Radioactive substances (RSA)
- Waste management (WM/WCR/WML/WMX)
- Water - Controlled Activities Regulations (CAR)
- Fee waiver
Application Charge Calculator
The Application charge calculator allows you to search for the correct application charge for a regulated site. If you have more than one activity on the site then the tool will apply the discounts. You can also use it to search for activity component charges. We expect to have an annual charge calculator available soon.
PPC 2012 (From 7 January 2013 applicable to applications for a new permit only or changes to a permit issued under PPC2012):
Part A Installations (Part A): For a permit, variation, transfer or surrender
Part A Installations (Part E): For a surrender
Part B Installations (Part E): For a permit, variation or transfer
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You may also find it useful to read our EASR Application Information Note which sets out the process of applying for an authorisation under EASR
SEPA has made changes to the standard conditions for radioactive substances activities. We have summarised the key changes in Notice of revision to the standard conditions for radioactive substances activities
The type of authorisation you will require is set out in the Radioactive Substances Authorisation Guide.
Section 1 – General information
Section 2 – Further information
Section 3 – Radioactive material holdings
Section 4 – Limits for liquid discharges to environment
Section 5 – Limits for gaseous discharges to environment
Section 6 – Transfer of radioactive waste to another person
Section 7 – Disposal of radioactive waste on your site
Section 8 – Receipt of radioactive waste from another person
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:
The Transfrontier Shipment of Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Regulations 2008 confer on SEPA legal powers to control the shipment of radioactive waste and spent fuel into, transit though and out of Scotland. The Standard Document 2008/312/Euratom should be completed and sent to SEPA for consent or notification.
You may also need to consider whether you have any obligations under the Transfrontier shipment of waste regulations.
Environmental Regulation (Scotland) Charging Scheme 2018 -Bands B and C
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