Cyber-Attack: Our Response and Service Status

Public Participation Directive (PPD) consultations

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 5 February 2021: Permitting

What are we able to do now?

  • We are not currently able to receive, verify or determine applications for Waste Management Licences, Complex Waste Exemptions, New Waste Carriers Licences, Controlled Activities in the Water Environment, and PPC Part A & B. Please do not submit any application or contact us unless you require authorisation within the next three weeks.
  • The exceptions to this are existing private sewage treatment systems (septic tanks) or renewal of Waste Carrier Licences.

What should you do now?

  • Please do not submit any applications at this time and check regular updates.
  • Contact us at if your authorisation is required urgently within the next three weeks.

Next update: 12 February 2021

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Public Participation Directive (PPD) consultations

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

Permit Applicant Added to Website
PPC/E/0020021 Superglass Insulation Limited
Thistle Industrial Estate, Stirling, FK7 7QQ
13 August 2019
PPC/A/1144226 WRG (Northern) Limited
Tarbothill Leachate Treatment Plant, Aberdeen
25 July 2018
PPC/A/1003157 MVV Environmental Baldovie Ltd
MVV Environmental Baldovie Limited, Dundee
24 November 2020
PPC/A/1013107 Ineos FPS Limited
Kinneil Terminal, Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth, Falkirk, FK3 9XQ
15 December 2020