The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is the competent authority in Scotland and under the WEWS Act is the lead authority for:
As regulator, SEPA has a duty to implement the Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2011(CAR) and their further amendments in line with the overall policy objectives specified by the Scottish Ministers.
SEPA maintains a comprehensive website covering many aspects of their work including the implementation of the WFD as shown on their website at:
SEPA is responsible for co-ordinating the basin planning process in the Scotland River Basin District and in 2005 it published its River Basin Management Planning Strategy describing their strategy for producing the River Basin Management Plan for the Scotland River Basin District:
SEPA and the Environment Agency have published a joint document setting out their strategy for basin planning in the Solway Tweed River Basin District, where they are jointly responsible for co-ordinating the basin planning process.
Other key documents available are:
SEPA produced a useful quarterly newsletter called SEPA View that gave advance notice of developments in environmental legislation and highlighted SEPA publications. It also provided information about a wide variety of SEPA developments and achievements and SEPA’s work and in the wider Scottish environmental scene.
SEPA changed the format of SEPA View from hard copy to an interactive web site on Friday 11 November 2011. The new site offers many of the features of the printed version, but has the advantage of being updated much more regularly.
There is also a weekly email service “SEPA Update” containing information about:
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