Guidance

Decommissioning onshore oil and gas wells drilled before 1 October 2013

When you don't need a mining waste permit to manage the extractive waste from decommissioning onshore oil and gas wells drilled before 1 October 2013.

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If you’re decommissioning a well drilled before 1 October 2013, and you comply with the conditions in this regulatory position statement (RPS), you don’t need a mining waste permit to manage the extractive waste generated.

This RPS applies until 1 December 2017. The Environment Agency may review it before this date. You’ll need to check back before using this RPS to see if it still applies.

Published 14 November 2016