Prescribed offences

If any of the following has an unspent conviction for a 'prescribed offence' you must discuss your registration with a SEPA officer. 

  • You (the business owner, partnership or company)
  • An employee in your business
  • An officer in your business
  • An organisation in which an officer in your business is/was an officer

(When we say "an officer" we mean a director, manager, secretary or similar officer of a company; or a partner in a firm).

A prescribed offence relates to the following legislation:

  • Section 22 of the Public Health (Scotland) Act 1897.
  • Section 95(1) of the Public Health Act 1936.
  • Section 60 of the Transport Act 1968.
  • Sections 3, 5(6), 16(4), 18(2), 31(1), 32(1), 34(5), 78, 92(6) and 93(3) of the Control of
  • Pollution Act 19741 .
  • Section 2 of the Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978.
  • The Control of Pollution (Special Waste) Regulations 19802 .
  • Section 9(1) of the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985.
  • The Transfrontier Shipment of Hazardous Waste Regulations 1988.
  • The Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution by Garbage) Regulations 1988.
  • Sections 1, 5, 6(9) and 7(3) of the Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act 1989.

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