Environmental Protection Act 1990 - Part IIA Contaminated Land: statutory guidance edition 2

This document promulgates revised statutory guidance for the operation of the contaminated land regime following implementation of the Contaminated Land (Scotland) Regulations 2005. It replaces the earlier 2000 version.


1 This annex provides additional material to help with the understanding of the Contaminated Land (Scotland) Regulations 2000 ( SI 2000/178), which are referred to in it as "the Regulations".

2 Cross-references to the other parts of this circular help to show how the Regulations relate to the rest of the contaminated-land regime.

3 The Regulations should always be consulted for the precise legal requirements and meanings. What follows is merely an informal guide.

4 The Regulations set out detailed provisions on parts of the regime which Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 leaves to be specified in secondary legislation. In addition to the necessary general provisions, the Regulations deal with five main subjects:

(a) special sites (see paragraphs 7 to 15 below);

(b) remediation notices (see paragraphs 16 to 20 below);

(c) compensation (see paragraphs 21 to 38 below);

(d) appeals (see paragraphs 39 to 69 below); and

(e) public registers (see paragraphs 70 to 89 below).


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