Defra consulting on amendments to the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016

Defra is currently consulting on potential amendments to the Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR) 2016 for groundwater activities. 

A summary of the proposed EPR amendments for groundwater activities are:

  • To provide an improved hierarchy of regulatory controls for groundwater activities 
  •  To provide controls to prevent groundwater pollution from uncontrolled ‘pollutants’
  •  To improve existing control measures for protecting groundwater from site-based activities

Further information is available here. The consultation will close 22nd December 2021.