Updated General Binding Rules on Silage and Slurry
The Controlled Activities Regulations (CAR) have been updated to include the 2003 “SSAFO Regs”, known as the Control of Pollution (Silage, Slurry and Agricultural Fuel Oil) (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (as amended). This has meant the majority of regulations about slurry and silage handing and storage are now in one place.
What’s changed? Read more about the New General Binding Rules on Silage and Slurry
Download our factsheets
The new Know the Rules factsheets highlight how to comply with the legislation. For ease, things that you must or must not do have been highlighted throughout the factsheets. The factsheets are not meant as an exhaustive guide to all rules, just those that relate to the Controlled Activities Regulations (CAR).
Working In or Near Water
Engineering works – including the removal of sediment (gravel, sand, silt) from rivers and lochs – can cause damage to the water environment.
Find out if the activity which you're planning in, or near to water needs authorisation from SEPA by checking here.
Other useful links for water engineering information:
- Working in or near rivers or lochs
- Registration rules explained: Dredging in straightened river between 1 and 5 m wide
- Registration rules explained: Removal of exposed sediment such as gravel bars
- Silt control guidance - preventing pollution while dredging
Our information sheets summarise the main rules related to these activities. To read the rules in more detail, see:
- SEPA CAR Practical Guide
- Cross Compliance detailed guidance
- Plant Protection Products Regulations (2012)
- Sheep Dipping Code of Practice
- The Water Environment (Miscellaneous) (Scotland) Regulations 2017
- 'Mind The Gap - 2m and 10 m buffer strip near watercourses' Information Note
- Statutory management requirements (SMRs)
- Good Agricultural & Environmental Conditions (GAECs)