Councils furious over decision on Scottish environment agency

Intense opposition from local authorities to the transfer of their air pollution and waste regulation functions to the proposed Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has been rejected by the Government.

A consultation paper on SEPA was issued by the Scottish Office in January 1992 (ENDS Report 204, p 28 ). Its main proposal was that SEPA should absorb the river purification authorities (RPAs), HM Industrial Pollution Inspectorate, and the waste regulation and air pollution control functions of local authorities.

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