Zetland Environmental

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:

  • A Mining Waste Operation, for the management of extractive waste, whether or not this involves a waste facility;
  • An Installation, for flaring of waste gas using a flare which has the capacity to incinerate over 10 tonnes a day;
  • An Installation, for the unloading, handling or storage, or treatment of crude oil;
  • A Water Discharge Activity;
  • A Groundwater Activity, such as an indirect discharge of pollutants as part of high pressure high volume hydraulic fracturing; and
  • Radioactive Substances Activity, involving the management of waste that meets the thresholds for radioactivity set out in EPR 2010.

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.


Zetland Group Limited
The Innovation Centre
Vienna Court
Kirkleatham Business Park
TS10 5SH

01642 777 726