SEPA aims to revive inspections but faces new pressures

Targets to rebuild inspection work following a decline caused largely by financial difficulties last year have been announced by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) in its latest corporate plan. 1 But the Agency is still aiming for only 80% compliance with permits by regulated companies. Its mid-term outlook depends on whether Ministers will fund a large number of new duties expected over the next 2-3 years.

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