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.