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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-09490: Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 30 May 2017

To ask the Scottish Government whether (a) local authorities and (b) the public can access the records held by SEPA regarding the (i) types, (ii) quantities, (iii) sources and (iv) destinations of waste materials being processed.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 7 June 2017

Information on types, quantities, and sources of waste held is by SEPA via public registers so long as it is a requirement of an environmental licence that the licensee provide such information. Local authorities and the general public have access to this information through the SEPA website, Scotland’s environment website or by contacting local SEPA offices.

In addition, SEPA holds some information on the destinations of material. However, this information is not published, as it is submitted to SEPA on the understanding that it is treated as confidential on commercial interest grounds, in accordance with Regulation 10(5)(e) of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.