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Report an environmental event

An environmental event is an incident which has, or may have, an environmental impact.

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 you can contact the pollution hotline on 0800 807 060.

Report an incident

Important information

SEPA often receives reports which are outwith our statutory remit. Please check details onĀ what SEPA doesn't do before you submit a report.

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. Read about typical odours.

Once a report is submitted, it will be prioritised based on environmental significance. See SEPA's statement on how we prioritise.

Complaining anonymously

If you wish to complain anonymously then contact the pollution hotline on 0800 807 060 to ensure we have the required information to take action. Anonymous notification submitted via the webform are not included in SEPA's overall events notification numbers.

Contacting you

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. SEPA complies with the Data Protection Act 2018 and our Privacy notice outlines the way in which we use this information.