Cyber-Attack: Our Response and Service Status


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 26 February 2021: Permitting

What are we able to do now?

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: 5 March 2021

SEPA guidance

Please contact us before progressing any applications. 

PART A installations

A series of documents designed to guide industry through monitoring:

PART B installations

The guide provides information on how the PPC regime will operate for Part B in Scotland, including:

  • How to find out if you fall under the PPC Regulations;
  • How to make an application;
  • How to vary a permit under PPC;
  • How your applications will be treated; and
  • What various terms within the regulations actually mean

Associated with this guide are a number of supplementary guidance notes covering certain aspects of PPC in more detail. These are:

Additional guidance

Best available techniques

Application forms