Publications

A key role for SEPA is to monitor and report on the state of Scotland’s environment. We publish a wide range of environmental information and advise Ministers, partner bodies, regulated industry and the public on environmental issues.

The navigation on the left highlights our corporate publications. Throughout the website you can find specialist brochures, publications and reports under the following sections:

Section Published information
Corporate publications Brochures and publications with information on SEPA and our work, eg Annual Reports, Annual Operating Plans, Corporate Plans, SEPA View magazine etc
Air publications                          Reports and publications on our work relating to improving air quality.
Climate Change Reports and publications relating to climate change.
Flooding publications  Information and publications relating to our work on flooding and flood warnings.
Land publications  Reports and publications on our work relating to improving land quality and healthier soils.
Radioactive substances publications Reports and publications on our work relating to controlling the impact of radioactive substances on the environment.
Waste publications  Reports and publications on our work relating to reducing waste and promoting sustainable use of resources.
Water publications Reports and publications on our work relating to improving water environments.
Science and research Environmental data and reports relating to our statutory duty to report on the state of Scotland’s environment.

Corporate publications

Corporate publications Content
10 Year Perspective A brief look at how environmental protection has operated in Scotland over the past 10 years, and how it needs to adapt to meet current and future needs.
Annual operating plans Our annual plan, translating the Corporate Plan into operational activity.
Annual reports Our report and accounts for each financial year.
Annual reviews A review of our work, with a focus on our financial year 2006–2007.
Better regulation  Our core beliefs concerning regulatory duties and powers.
Corporate leaflets A range of leaflets covering our different areas of work.
Corporate plans Our strategic framework of priorities and goals, including how we'll progress our Outcomes.
Corporate Outlook A description of the main areas we are focusing on this year.
Enforcement reports An overview of enforcement activity for each financial year.
Greening SEPA Our reports that summarise our environmental performance for each year.
Strategy reports Research strategy and corporate strategy documents.
SEPA View Our quarterly magazine on our work with news and views on environmental issues.