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

Advertised applications under the Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2011

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

If you need to contact us, please use the online contact form

Advertised applications under the Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2011

Under the Controlled Activities Regulations, SEPA requires the advertisement of any applications for activities which it considers are likely to have a significant adverse impact on the water environment or the interests of other users of the water environment.

Please follow the links below to access currently live applications which SEPA has not yet determined or applications which are now closed and where SEPA has published its decision.

The table below provides access to currently live applications which SEPA has not yet determined.

View applications which are now closed and where SEPA has published its decision



Licence Applicant Site Location Added to Website
CAR/L/1152362 MOWI Scotland Limited Isle of Rum MCFF 15 Dec 2020
CAR/L/1002965 MOWI Scotland Limited Macleans Nose MCFF, Loch Sunart 12 Oct 2020
CAR/L/1189305 Organic Sea Harvest Limited Eilean Flodigarry Salmon Farm, Portree 24 Sep 2020
CAR/L/1188421 Scottish Sea Farms Limited Horse Island Marine Pen Fish Farm 24 Sep 2020
CAR/L/1026135 Scottish Water Meadowhead Sewerage Network 08 Jun 2020
CAR/L/1003410 Scottish Water Drongan Sewage Treatment Works, Cairnston 08 Jun 2020
CAR/S/1185297 Cairngorm Canoe & Sailing School Limited Loch Inch Outdoor Centre, Kincraig 19 Dec 2019
CAR/S/1176175, CAR/S/1176177, CAR/S/1176188, CAR/S/1176193, CAR/S/1178164, CAR/S/1178165, CAR/S/1178167, CAR/S/1178172, CAR/S/1178173, CAR/S/1178174, CAR/S/1178176, CAR/S/1176178 Transport Scotland A9 Dualling - Glen Garry to Dalwhinnie, Perth 24 Jun 2019
CAR/L/1178003 Dawnfresh Farming Limited Ardentinny MCFF, Loch Long 18 Mar 2019
CAR/L/1177178 River Dee Trust Garlogie Dam, Netherton of Garlogie 22 Feb 2019
CAR/L/1024869 Marine Harvest (Scotland) Limited - (MOWI Scotland Limited) Lochailiort Smolt Unit, Lochailort, Inverness-shire 11 Feb 2019
CAR/S/1003967 Marine Harvest (Scotland) Limited - (MOWI Scotland Limited) Lochailiort Smolt Unit, Lochailort, Inverness-shire 11 Feb 2019
CAR/L/1160434 Scottish Water Clachan Seil and Balvicar WWTW, Argyll 29 Sep 2017
CAR/L/1008960 Marine Harvest (Scotland) Limited Loch Shiel Freshwater Cage Fish Farm, Glenfinnan 16 Feb 2017