Consultation on Implementation of the Medium Combustion Plant Directive in Scotland

Closed 10 Mar 2017

Opened 16 Dec 2016

Feedback updated 15 Mar 2017

We asked

We asked for your views on the Scottish Government's proposals for transposing the Medium Combustion Plant Directive.

You said

17 responses were received, which were generally supportive of the Government's proposals.

We did

All consultation responses have been published, along with a brief summary of key points raised.  The Scottish Government and SEPA will take into account consultees' views during development of the transposing regulations and guidance.  Transposition is required to be completed by 19 December 2017.

Results updated 15 Mar 2017

17 responses to the consultation were received.  These were generally supportive of the Scottish Government's proposals for transposing the Medium Combustion Plant Directive.  The attached analysis of responses provides a brief overview of specific points raised by consultees.


Published responses

View submitted responses where consent has been given to publish the response.


Consultation on proposals for transposing into Scottish legislation Directive EU 2015/2193 on Medium Combustion Plants.

Why your views matter

Many of the Directive requirements are fixed. However there are some flexibilities for transposing into domestic legislation and it is these that the consultation focuses on.

The consultation is also seeking views on how to control nitrogen dioxide emissions from high emitting diesel generators. This is not part of the Directive requirements, but there are plans to introduce these controls in England and Wales as part of the transposing legislation. The issue is not so significant in Scotland but we are using this opportunity to gather views, with the aim of introducing controls at some future date.

What happens next

Consultation responses will inform the legislation for transposing the Directive and also the non legislative guidance and procedures that the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) as the regulatory authority will use in practical implementation of the requirements.


  • Energy
  • Environment and Climate Change