This consultation ended 1 June 2014.
The responses to this consultation are currently being reviewed. Details of the outcome will be published here in due course.
We are consulting jointly with the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on proposed changes to the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010.
The Schedule in the Regulations lists industrial activities that need an environmental permit. This consultation is about making changes to the Schedule to include capacity and duration limits for environmental permits when they are issued for onshore oil exploration.
This consultation is being held on DEFRA.GOV.UK