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Memoranda of Understanding

We work closely in conjunction with some external organisations when carrying out its duties. Therefore, we have entered into several Memoranda of Understanding with such organisations, where roles and responsiblilties require clarification in specific areas of co-operation.

Parties involved Title of Memoranda of Understanding Date MoU came into force Document

SEPA/Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH)/Marine Scotland

Joint Working Protocol between Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Scottish Natural Heritage and Marine Scotland for the implementation of the Environmental Liability (Scotland) Regulations 2009

Jan 2020 PDF icon small 342kb

Office for Nuclear Regulation/Health and Safety Executive/Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland/Environment Agency/Natural Resources Body for Wales/SEPA/Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Northern Ireland/Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy


Memorandum of Understanding on the implementation of arrangements for sharing information on and reporting incidents to the International Atomic Energy Agency


Sep 2018  PDF icon small 250kb

SEPA/ONR (Office for Nuclear Regulation)

MoU on matters of mutual interest in Scotland

Jan 2019 PDF icon small 77kb
SEPA/Ministry of Defence Agreement between the Ministry of Defence and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency on matters relating to radioactive substances Oct 2022 PDF icon small 907kb
SEPA/Scottish Water Enabling sustainable economic growth in Scotland: Provision of Part 4 Asset Capacity Mar 2011 PDF icon small 307kb
SEPA/SNIFFER WFD21a Intercalibration Feb 2011 PDF icon small 307kb
SEPA/Environment Agency/Northern Ireland Environment Agency/Natural Resousrces Wales/Environment, Nature and Energy Department (Belgium)/Dublin City Council Arrangement for co-operation regarding the control of waste shipments into, within and out of the European Community Feb 2010 PDF icon small 655kb
SEPA/Environment Agency On matters relating to the interpretation, application, monitoring and enforcement of the producer responsibility obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 2007 Jun 2009 PDF icon small 894kb
SEPA/Drinking Water Quality Regulator (DWQR) / Scottish Water (SW) Water safety plans and drinking water protected areas May 2007  PDF icon small 220kb
SEPA/Health Protection Scotland (HPS) Joint working arrangements between Health Protection Scotland (HPS) and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) Jan 2006 PDF icon small 160kb
SEPA/Chief Fire Officer Association (Scotland) MoU between The Chief Fire Officer Association (SCOTLAND) representing the Scottish Fire and Rescue Services and SEPA Apr 2005 PDF icon small 155kb
SEPA/Chief Fire Officer Association (Scotland) MoU (Operational Protocols) between The Chief Fire Officer Association (SCOTLAND) Representing the Scottish Fire and Rescue Services and SEPA Apr 2005 PDF icon small 120kb
SEPA/Nuclear Decommissioning Authority MoU between NDA and SEPA Mar 2005 PDF icon small 45kb
SEPA/Food Standards Agency MoU between the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and the SEPA Mar 2002 PDF icon small 150kb
SEPA/Coal Authority MoU between The Coal Authority (CA) and SEPA Nov 2001 PDF icon small 360kb
SEPA/Food Standards Agency Working agreement between SEPA and the FSA in respect of arrangement under the Radioactive Substances Act 1993 as amended by the Food Standards Act 1999 Dec 2000 PDF icon small 680kb
SEPA/State Veterinary Service MoU between The State Veterinary Service and SEPA (in dealing with notifiable disease outbreaks, in particular the burial of animal carcasses and the use of disinfectants) Nov 2000 PDF icon small 10kb
SEPA/Environment Agency/Natural Resources Wales/Health and Safety Executive/Office of Nuclear Regulation MoU between Health and Safety Executive, Office for Nuclear Regulation, the Environment Agency, Natural Resources Body for Wales, and SEPA on the implementation of the Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Regulations 2015 Oct 2023 PDF icon small 209kb
SEPA/Maritime and Coastguard Agency MoU between the MCA and SEPA on counter pollution response Jul 1999 PDF icon small 30kb
SEPA/Meteorological Office MoU between the Met Office and SEPA (for the operation of the National Precipitation Archive in Scotland) Oct 1997 PDF icon small 100kb