Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)

Published: | Updated: October 27, 2019

Definition - What does Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) mean?

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is a non-departmental agency that works to protect the Scottish environment and maintain the sustainability of their natural resources. Their prime duties include the monitoring of pollution in the air, land and sea. This agency reports back to the Scottish Parliament with their findings. Further to this work, they aim to improve the wellbeing of the Scottish people by promoting economic growth.

Safeopedia explains Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)

The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency works to educate the public of the importance of adhering to the laws of regulations of the different government environment agencies. Their mission is to be "an environmental regulator and an effective and influential authority on the environment." Established in 1996, it has a staff of approximately 1,300, who help liaise with Scottish business, ecology, engineering and chemistry sectors to help establish and sustain environmental sustainability.

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