From October 1st 2013, operators of Petroleum Exploration and Development Licences (PEDL) are required to apply for an environmental permit to operate new onshore oil and/or gas exploration or appraisal facilities under the Environmental Permitting (England & Wales) Regulation 2010, as amended. The permitted activities include:
Existing onshore oil and/or gas facilities are expected to follow the Environmental Permitting (England & Wales) Regulation 2010, as amended, to ensure all current permits held are updated in accordance with this legislation.
Zetland Environmental has successfully prepared and managed numerous environmental permitting applications for a range of operators including high volume hydraulic fracturing. To date Zetland Environmental has an excellent track record having had all applications approved by the Environment Agency. We have established a close working relationship with the Environment Agency which, without doubt, has contributed to our success.