Pollution Prevention and Control

Pollution to land, air and water can have serious health and environmental implications unless strictly controlled.

There is a range of regulations and strategies in place to control environmental pollution and emissions from most major industries.

Implementation of these is primarily the responsibility of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and local authorities.


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A consultation - Transposition of Article 14(5)-(8) of the Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU) in Scotland.  This consultation sets out proposals to transpose Article 14(5)-(8) of the Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU) in Scotland through amendment of the Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Regulations 2012 (SSI/2012/360). It is likely to be of most interest to operators of combustion installations with a total rated input exceeding 20 megawatts (MW), including as an aggregate, and anyone with an interest in the regulation of the energy efficiency of such installations.  The consultation will run for 12 weeks, ending on 16 April 2014.