The number of waters reaching the guideline standards was 33 (55%);During 2005-2006 98% of all enquiries received under the Freedom of Information Act were responded to within the statutory deadline. brisbane land valuations has produced fact sheets for each of the substances within the Scottish Pollutant Release Inventory to provide basic information on the substance and its potential to impact the environment. SEPA has also been working with Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental Health and the National Radiological Protection Board to provide information on the potential health impacts of each pollutant.
This will expand the number of reporting substances and activities and will include releases to land and off-site waste transfers. In particular, the system allows members of the public to input to draft permits and permit conditions for new installations, and for installations that undertake a substantial change. The contract for the fluvial outlines was awarded to HR Wallingford in April 2004 and to JBA Consulting for the coastal outlines in July 2004.
The output from these contracts was six outlines: the 0. 1%, 0. 5% and 1% fluvial and coastal flood outlines. During 2005–2006 these outlines were reviewed by SEPA and have been revised to reflect SEPA’s understanding of flood risk based on available model studies and surveyed flood events. A pilot website has been under development during 2005–2006 and is near completion. Phase one of the Flood warning scheme project, to improve the hydrometric network for the three catchments associated with the project, was effectively completed in April 2005 and the core data required to develop forecasting systems was collected.
Contracts to develop a national flood forecasting shell and flood forecasting models for the Clyde, Kelvin and Irvine rivers have been placed with Delft Hydraulics and the Halcrow Group Ltd respectively. Data collated for the report indicates that local authorities are recycling an increasing proportion of the waste they collect. In addition to an increase in the proportion of waste recycled, it is also shown that there was an increase in the recycling and composting rate from 3. 1% in 1997 to 12. 1% in 2004–2005.