Charging schemes and summary charging booklets

Environmental Regulation (Scotland) Charging Scheme 2018

The main SEPA charging scheme has been revised introducing a number of new activities and implementing other changes based on the comments we received after the recent consultation. To account for inflationary cost pressures the charges have been increased by 3%.

The following links take you to the legal scheme, guidance, environmental scores and answers to some frequently asked questions.

Environmental Regulation (Scotland) Charging Scheme 2018.

The Environmental Regulations (Scotland) Charging Scheme Amendment 2018

Second amendment of The Environmental Regulations (Scotland) Charging Scheme

Guidance: this explains how the scheme works. We are continually improving our guidance in response to customer feedback. Version 2 was published on 31 August 2018, mainly reflecting the changes brought about by the new Environmental Authorisation Scotland Regulations, previous versions of the guidance are available on request.

Environmental Assessment Scheme: provides guidance on calculating environmental scores which are used to calculate part of the charge for the largest authorisations.

Table of environmental scores: for all authorisations with an environmental component charge are available as a table (unless they have been amended after the scheme was issued).

FAQs – answers the common questions that you may have.

Information about development of the new scheme is available on our Charging Scheme Development web page.

Other current charging schemes

The following two schemes have been increased by 3.9% which is in line with inflation at the end of September 2017.

The following schemes fees have been held at the same level since 2015/16.

Previous charging schemes

The following legal schemes were replaced on 1 April 2018 by our current schemes.