Guidance

Leaving decommissioned pipes in the ground: RPS 8

When you can leave decommissioned pipes in the ground without an environmental permit.

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If you follow the conditions in this regulatory position statement (RPS) you do not need to apply for a permit to leave decommissioned pipes in the ground.

Published 22 June 2017
Last updated 14 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Minor change to clarify that this RPS only applies when pipes are being re-routed. It is not restricted to cases where new pipes are laid alongside the old.
  2. First published.