When there is need to make the full selection of the property depreciator in the TDS process?

There is a clear need to adopt practices that will prevent unsustainable changes in land quality, as restoration may not be possible or may prove difficult and costly. The main aim of this research is to determine the extent to which existing environmental monitoring schemes provide proxy indicators for soil quality and to determine how this data could be used in the context of a Scottish and UK soil monitoring network. During 2005–2006, SEPA carried out regular dialogue and worked in partnership with relevant government departments and agencies on land protection issues.

In addition SEPA maintains regular contact with specialised land and soil research and consultancy organisations including the Macaulay Institute, Scottish Agricultural College, ADAS, and the universities of Aberdeen and Stirling. SEPA has contributed to the technical working groups, established by the European Commission to develop this strategy, as one of the UK representatives.

The main aim of this work is to assess non-agricultural use of sewage sludge and investigate particular sites where sewage sludge has been applied. SEPA is also contributing to the Scottish Executive project – Scotland’s Soil Resource: Current State and Threats and has submitted information on land quality data as well as relevant water quality data. EPA has been involved with developing a research project – National Soil Monitoring Network: Review and Assessment Study. In addition to understanding the effects associated with atmospheric pollutants, SEPA has also encouraged evidence-based research for performing environmental assessments for pollution prevention and control installations. View More: E Tax Depreciation Schedules

This has included working with the Environment Agency in producing screening criteria for habitat assessments under the Habitat Directive and developing a deposition-based model for assessing ammonia impacts close to large scale pig and poultry units. For performance against operator compliance please see the compliance section of the key targets table on page 13 of this report. Following designation of this first special site SEPA, as the enforcing authority, assigned a coordinating officer supported by technical specialists to provide advice and information. The information reviews conducted at this special site focused on what further site assessment might be required and what reasonable remediation activity may need to follow.