Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016—groundwater activities
Produced in partnership with Craig Burman of Schofield Sweeney
Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016—groundwater activities

The following Environment practice note Produced in partnership with Craig Burman of Schofield Sweeney provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016—groundwater activities
  • Brexit impact
  • Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/39
  • Prohibition on unauthorised groundwater activities
  • Cause or knowingly permit
  • Groundwater activities
  • 'Pollutant' and 'pollution'
  • Discharges from public sewers
  • Environmental permit
  • Applications
  • More...

Coronavirus (COVID-19): To help businesses cope with the disruption caused by Coronavirus, COVID-19, the Environment Agency (EA) has published a series of temporary COVID-19 Regulatory Position Statements (RPSs). COVID-19 RPSs are intended to minimise risks to the environment and human health where compliance with certain regulatory requirements is not possible due to COVID-19. They also cover specific circumstances where the EA have temporarily amended normal regulatory requirements. COVID-19 RPSs have been issued in several sectors including waste management, water industry and agriculture. Each COVID-19 RPS sets out the circumstances in which it applies and the conditions that must be complied with. If the conditions are complied with, including requirements to notify the EA or to obtain approval to use the COVID-19 RPS, then the EA will not normally take enforcement action. For more information on COVID-19 RPSs, see Q&A: What does coronavirus (COVID-19) mean for environmental compliance in areas such as environmental permitting?

The governing provisions for environmental permitting are in the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 (EPR 2016), SI 2016/1154. EPR 2016 came into force on 1 January 2017 and consolidated all of the amendments to the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 (EPR 2010), SI 2010/675. The EPR 2010 brought the regulation of groundwater activities within the new unified environmental permitting system. The EPR 2016 is the principle legislation governing

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