Dear Scottish Environment Protection Agency,

Please can you supply the following information:

Does SEPA carry out regular Air Quality checks in the areas and communities around the FEP Mossmorran plant?

Does SEPA investigate further or independently confirm the data provided to them by Fife Council, Mossmorran & Braefoot Bay (Air Quality Group) or by Exxonmobil or Shell as correct and valid?

How would SEPA learn about and react if the Air around the Mossmorran Plant and local communities were contaminated in an emergency situation? What is SEPA's emergency procedure and response for such an event?

Does SEPA know which chemicals were released in the well-publicised issue of the Black Smoke from FEP Mossmorran in the summer of 2017?

Why is Fife, the only Scottish mainland region without Live Interactive Air Quality monitoring equipment or sites as shown on the DEFRA Interactive monitoring networks map?

Can SEPA confirm what defines a pollution episode and when was the first official episode at FEP Mossmorran?

How does SEPA decide whether the data captured from a monitoring site are sufficient or not?

What instrumentation and methods are used By SEPA to collect any pollutants and what measurement techniques are used to analyse them?

Is there Scope in SEPA's Air Quality budget for further Monitoring Sites to be located in the Communities surrounding FEP Mossmorran?

Why are these monitoring sites not being provided as part of SEPA's Duty of care for local residents? If local residents requested these services would SEPA be required to provide them?

Yours faithfully,

Richard Innes

FOI Helpdesk, Scottish Environment Protection Agency

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Dear Mr Innes

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION - ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request, received by SEPA on
09/02/2018, in which you asked for the following information:

Air Quality Around FEP Mossmorran, Fife

Does SEPA carry out regular Air Quality checks in the areas and
communities around the FEP Mossmorran plant?

Does SEPA investigate further or independently confirm the data provided
to them by Fife Council, Mossmorran & Braefoot Bay (Air Quality Group) or
by Exxonmobil or Shell as correct and valid?

How would SEPA learn about and react if the Air around the Mossmorran
Plant and local communities were contaminated in an emergency situation?
What is SEPA's emergency procedure and response for such an event?

Does SEPA know which chemicals were released in the well-publicised issue
of the Black Smoke from FEP Mossmorran in the summer of 2017?

Why is Fife, the only Scottish mainland region without Live Interactive
Air Quality monitoring equipment or sites as shown on the DEFRA
Interactive monitoring networks map?

Can SEPA confirm what defines a pollution episode and when was the first
official episode at FEP Mossmorran?

How does SEPA decide whether the data captured from a monitoring site are
sufficient or not?

What instrumentation and methods are used By SEPA to collect any
pollutants and what measurement techniques are used to analyse them?

Is there Scope in SEPA's Air Quality budget for further Monitoring Sites
to be located in the Communities surrounding FEP Mossmorran?

Why are these monitoring sites not being provided as part of SEPA's Duty
of care for local residents? If local residents requested these services
would SEPA be required to provide them?

We must respond to your request within a 20 working day timeframe.  This
means that we will issue you with a response by 09/03/2018 at the latest.

Your unique reference number is F0188512. Please quote this in any future
contact with us about your request.

This acknowledgement has been sent electronically to
[FOI #463897 email]. If you would like a hard copy
signed letter please do not hesitate to contact us.

If you have any queries in the meantime please contact us.

Yours sincerely

Michael Hampton

SEPA Access to Information team

Email: [1][SEPA request email]

Tel: 01786 457700

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FOI Helpdesk, Scottish Environment Protection Agency

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Dear Mr Innes

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

Please refer to the enclosed response in relation to your request for
information.

Regards

Michael Hampton

SEPA Access to Information team

Email: [1][SEPA request email]

Tel: 01786 457700

The information contained in this email and any attachments may be
confidential and is intended solely for the use of the intended
recipients. Access, copying or re-use of the information in it by any
other is not authorised. If you are not the intended recipient please
notify us immediately by return email to [2][email address]

SEPA registered office: Strathallan House, Castle Business Park, Stirling,
FK9 4TZ. Under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, the email
system at SEPA may be subject to monitoring from time to time

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