B5.7.3 Scottish Legislation

You do not need detailed knowledge of legislation for the exam.

Please note that due to the IEMA ending the course, this section is no longer being up-dated.


Contaminated Land (Scotland) Regulations 2000 [SSI No 178]

These regulations introduce a scheme for remedying contaminated land, identify ‘special sites’ enforced by SEPA (Scottish Environmental Protection Agency), remediation notices and their contents, and sets out the information to be held on a contaminated land register maintained by local councils.

Contaminated Land (Scotland) Regulations 2005 [SSI No. 658]

These align the contaminated land regime with the water environment protection regime where contaminated land is a source of pollution.

Water Environment (Oil Storage) (Scotland) Regulations 2006 [SSI No. 133]

Similar to the English legislation, this sets out standards for the design and installation of oil storage containers, and timescales for businesses to comply with the rules.

Radioactive Contaminated Land (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2009

These Regulations amend the Radioactive Contaminated Land (Scotland) Regulations 2007. They provide for the Scottish Environment Protection Agency to determine whether such land is “contaminated land”.