An environmental event is an incident which has, or may have, an environmental impact.
SEPA often receives reports which are outwith our statutory remit. Please check details on what SEPA does not do before you submit a report - What we don't do
If you are reporting odour, it helps us if you provide an accurate description of the odour. Have a look at some of the smells associated with the activities we regulate – typical odours.
Once a report is submitted, it will be prioritised based on environmental significance. See SEPA's statement on how we prioritise.
This report must NOT be used in place of notifying emergency services when there is an immediate threat to life, health and/or property. If you are unable to submit an online report, then you can contact the Pollution hotline on 0800 80 70 60.
If you wish to complain anonymously then contact the Pollution hotline on 0800 80 70 60 to ensure we have the required information to take action. Anonymous notifications submitted via the webform are not included in SEPA’s overall events notification numbers.
We will only make further contact where necessary. In most cases you will not receive any further update from us with respect to this event.
Please provide some information about the time of the event and what type of event it is.