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Statutory Guidance on the General Purpose of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and its Contribution Towards Sustainable Development

Statutory Guidance on the General Purpose of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and its Contribution Towards Sustainable Development

Friday, March 27, 2015

ISBN: 9781785442391

This document provides statutory guidance to SEPA on its General Purpose, as introduced by the Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Act 2014, and its contribution towards sustainable development.

Executive Summary

This document provides statutory guidance to SEPA following the general purpose inserted into the Environment Act 1995 (“the 1995 Act”) by the Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Act 2014.

Specifically, guidance is offered to SEPA with respect to:

• Section 20A of the 1995 Act and duties therein.

• Section 31 of the 1995 Act and the contribution SEPA makes towards attaining the objective of achieving sustainable development.

The guidance is intended to assist SEPA in preparing its Corporate Plan, in delivery of its work programme as it supports delivery of the Scottish Government’s Purpose:

“To focus government and public services on creating a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish, through increasing sustainable economic growth.”