Policy paper

Guidance on the preparation of an environmental risk assessment of shale gas operations in Great Britain involving the use of hydraulic fracturing

Guidance for operators required to carry out an initial or early-stage environmental risk assessment (ERA).

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Guidance on the preparation of an environmental risk assessment of shale gas operations in Great Britain involving the use of hydraulic fracturing

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This guidance is aimed at operators required to carry out an initial or early-stage environmental risk assessment (ERA), for shale gas operations including fraccing, and sets out reasonable expectations for such an assessment.

Published 24 April 2014