Environmental Protection

In Scotland the responsibility for regulating the various aspects of pollution control are divided between Local Authorities and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

Local Authority services such as Argyll and Bute Council’s Regulatory Services have a duty to monitor and control pollution issues such as local air quality, noise and contaminated land.

SEPA regulates potential pollution from industry of natural waters and the air and the storage, transportation and disposal of controlled waste and the keeping of radioactive materials.