Cyber-attack & data theft: Our response & service status

Surrendering an authorisation

Service status

A sophisticated criminal cyber-attack has had a major impact on the way SEPA works. We are working through all the services that we provide to understand what we need to do in the short and longer term to restore services. We are approaching this work with a sense of urgency.

Service status update 6 May 2021: Permitting

What are we able to do now?

Please see below for the services we are now running in relation to:

We are working hard to re-establish the ability to receive, verify and determine applications for Waste Management Licences, Controlled Activities in the Water Environment which are not listed above, and PPC Part A.  For now, we remain unable to undertake this work.

What should you do now?

We are only able to accept applications listed below; please do not submit any other type of application at this time and check regular updates.

Contact us if you had submitted an application prior to 24 December 2020 and have not yet received an update on your application.

Next update: 14 May 2021

Surrendering an authorisation

We are also not able to accept the surrender of an authorisation at this time.

You can contact us using our online contact form