The Environment Agency announced on November 23rd that they have concluded that all is well with the application that they have received from Dart Energy (East England) for Tinker Lane 1.
If you are intending to respond to the EA consultation for Tinker Lane 1 below then this guidance document will be essential reading. Received today from the EA in an email which is copied below:
Following on from a consultation early this year we are pleased to inform you that we have now published a temporary PDF version of our Onshore Oil & Gas Sector Guidance on GOV.UK along with our consultation response document. Our regulatory position has not changed however the guidance has been amended to provide further detail and clarity.
The guidance document will be converted to web text over the next few months and going forward will be amended to reflect changes in regulation or as new technologies and techniques are developed by industry.
The guidance includes information on:
- Planning / permitting interface
- When operators will need an environmental permit or other permission and the options available
- Information applicants will need to submit as part of their application
- Standards and where appropriate the best available techniques (BAT) that we require
- Information on operational monitoring and compliance
The sector guidance document is available to view online at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/onshore-oil-and-gas-exploration-and-extraction-environmental-permits
The Environment Agency (EA) confirm that they have now received an application from Dart Energy to cover the management of extractive mining waste at Tinker Lane. The application is open for public consultation until 28th September 2016. The EA reference is EPR/EB3406XP/A001 and electronic copies are available on the EA website.
The EA are asking for comments on IGas permit application for “Mining Waste Operations” at Misson Springs. Comments if you have any should be returned to EA before the 8th March. One early comment might be to amend the address of the Regulated Facility Location currently given in “About this Consultation” as Springs Road, Misson, Near Bawtry, Hampshire, DN10 6ET. A link to the EA portal for the documentation and reply form here.
The Environment Agency (EA) have received IGas’s application for a permit to allow the management of extractive mining waste for the Rocket Site at Misson Springs.
The EA are seeking views from the local community and interested groups on the application. The application documents have been placed online for people to view and provide comments. The consultation will run until Tuesday 8 March 2016.
There are a number of ways you can let the EA know your views on this.
There will be a ‘drop in’ event on Friday 12 February for members of the public at Misson Community Centre, Vicar Lane, Misson, between 2.00 pm and 6:30 pm, this will be an opportunity to speak to Environment Agency staff about the application and their role in onshore oil and gas. (that role is described here)
You can also post or email your comments:
By post to: P&SC, The Land Team, Quadrant 2, 99 Parkway Avenue, Sheffield, S9 4WF
By email to: PSCpublicresponse@environment-agency.gov.uk
Please include the reference number EPR/DB3400TG/A001 in all correspondence.
The EA will issue a permit if they believe that harm to the environment, people and wildlife will be minimised and that IGas has the ability to meet the conditions of the permit. Providing IGas can prove that the proposed activities meets all the legal requirements, including environmental, technological and health requirements, then the EA are legally obliged to issue a permit, even if some people do not approve of the decision.
It should be noted that responses will normally be placed on the public register. If you do not want your full representation to appear on the public register or the EA website you can make a request to this effect as part of your reply, your identity will however never be shown on othe EA website.
If you have any enquiries you can contact the EA’s Customers & Engagement Team, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire & Leicestershire at DNLenquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk or if you would prefer you can write to the them.