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star this property date less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Fracking remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the mode of storage and containment of water that has been used for the hydraulic fracking permitted by the Government to date; and whether any sites have been designated for this purpose. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rhondda more like this
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Chris Bryant more like this
star this property uin 212768 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Flowback fluids from hydraulic fracturing operations are deemed to be a mining waste and therefore require an environmental permit from the Environment Agency for temporary storage on site. Subsequent treatment and disposal of the fluid at a waste treatment facility is also regulated by the Environment Agency. Waste waters must be stored in sealed tanks on bunded storage areas. The storage of wastewaters in open lagoons, as has sometimes been practised in the US, would not be permitted in this country.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T15:58:14.0637123Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T15:58:14.0637123Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Bryant more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Fracking remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what courses of action are available for people to raise concerns about suspected contamination of water as a result of fracking. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rhondda more like this
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Chris Bryant more like this
star this property uin 212770 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Concerns about any suspected contamination incidents, irrespective of source, should be raised with the Environment Agency via its incident hotline, details of which are available on the GOV.UK website.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As far as fracking is concerned we have robust regulatory controls in place. Shale gas wells must be designed, built and operated to standards set in the regulations governed by the Health and Safety Executive, and the Environment Agency will not permit the use of substances hazardous to groundwater to be used in hydraulic fracturing where they may enter groundwater and cause pollution. Industry practice, underpinned by regulations, ensures monitoring will be required prior to, during and post-operation of the site.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>As with any activity, the Environment Agency can take enforcement action to prevent or remedy pollution of groundwater caused by the actions of operators.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T16:06:28.3530291Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T16:06:28.3530291Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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1446
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Bryant more like this
101850
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Fracking remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what chemical additives with a prospective use in hydraulic fracturing have been assessed for toxicological risk and other prospective health hazards by the Joint Agencies Groundwater Directive Advisory Group (JAGDAG); and if he will publish the URL where the minutes of JAGDAG meeting may be found. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Paul Flynn more like this
star this property uin 212543 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
star this property answer text <p>In England, for the purposes of the Water Framework Directive and Groundwater Directive, the Environment Agency has the responsibility for making determinations of substances that may be hazardous in groundwater. It will not permit the use of ‘hazardous substances’ for any activity, including hydraulic fracturing, where they would or might enter groundwater and cause pollution.</p><p>Hazardous substances are defined as those that are persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic, or, for the Directives, where there are ‘equivalent levels of concern’. The Joint Agencies Groundwater Directive Advisory Group (JAGDAG) carries out peer reviews of these determinations, before recommendations are then put to public consultation. Substances that were proposed for use for hydraulic fracturing of shales in Lancashire have been assessed and were determined as non-hazardous. These were consulted on in 2012 following peer review by JAGDAG.</p><p>Information about JAGDAG, including minutes of meetings, can be found at: <a href="http://www.wfduk.org/stakeholders/jagdag-work-area-0" target="_blank">http://www.wfduk.org/stakeholders/jagdag-work-area-0</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T17:59:21.2648302Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T17:59:21.2648302Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Flynn more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-08more like thismore than 2015-01-08
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Fracking remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2014 to Question 208622, if she will reconsider her decision not to publish the Shale Gas Rural Economy Impact Report. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 220152 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-13more like thismore than 2015-01-13
star this property answer text <p>I have nothing to add to the reply given to the hon. Member for Bassetlaw, John Mann, on 11 September 2014, Official Report, column 723W.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2015-01-13T13:52:04.523Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-13T13:52:04.523Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-12more like thismore than 2015-01-12
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Fracking remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will publish by 16 January 2015 the Shale Gas Rural Economy Impacts report; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lewes more like this
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Norman Baker more like this
star this property uin 220483 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-15more like thismore than 2015-01-15
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Bassetlaw, John Mann, on 11 September 2014, Official Report, column 723W.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2015-01-15T11:48:38.507Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-15T11:48:38.507Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Norman Baker more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-14more like thismore than 2015-01-14
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Fracking remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effects of fracking on rural communities; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Ann McKechin more like this
star this property uin 220692 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-19more like thismore than 2015-01-19
star this property answer text <p>Shale gas exploitation has the potential to benefit rural communities. It will create jobs in the industry and supply chain. Communities will also benefit locally from a share of the revenues and from additional business rates. The Department of Energy and Climate Change lead on the economic benefits of shale gas. Any potential impacts, including those on the local environment, are fully considered through the rigorous permitting and planning processes.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2015-01-19T14:00:36.08Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-19T14:00:36.08Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ann McKechin more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-15more like thismore than 2015-01-15
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Fracking remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reason her Department's internal report on the impact of fracking on rural communities has been made public only in redacted form; what the criteria are for imposing such redactions; and if she will make it her policy to publish the report in full. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency New Forest East more like this
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Dr Julian Lewis more like this
star this property uin 220937 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-22more like thismore than 2015-01-22
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Bassetlaw, John Mann, on 11 September 2014, Official Report, column 723W.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2015-01-22T11:57:58.547Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-22T11:57:58.547Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Julian Lewis more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-28more like thismore than 2015-01-28
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Fracking remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the number of full-time equivalent staff required by the Environment Agency in order for it to perform its role as a regulator of hydraulic fracturing in (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16, (c) 2016-17, (d) 2017-18, (e) 2018-19 and (f) 2019-2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brent North more like this
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Barry Gardiner more like this
star this property uin 222599 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-03more like thismore than 2015-02-03
star this property answer text <p>Currently the Environment Agency has 17 dedicated members of staff working full-time to develop the regulatory regime for oil and gas activities. This work covers conventional oil and gas, shale gas and coal bed methane. The core team is supported by technical resource from elsewhere in the organisation. The work load fluctuates and the specialists are not solely dedicated to regulating and permitting shale gas activities. Approximately a further 40 staff are currently involved in this work across England.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Environment Agency recovers its costs through the charges it makes for environmental permits and licences. As a result, the number of staff will be adapted accordingly to meet the regulatory demand.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2015-02-03T14:41:34.397Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-03T14:41:34.397Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Barry Gardiner more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-28more like thismore than 2015-01-28
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Fracking remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what techniques to minimise methane emissions (a) are and (b) does she plan to be a requirement of environmental permits for hydraulic fracturing. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brent North more like this
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Barry Gardiner more like this
star this property uin 222605 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-03more like thismore than 2015-02-03
star this property answer text <p>Any unintentional release of gas is considered an extractive waste and is regulated by the Environment Agency through the extractive (mining) waste permit. Operators must develop a Waste Management Plan, which is submitted to the Environment Agency as part of a permit application. The Waste Management Plan sets out the measures to be used to control extractive wastes on site and to ensure they are managed safely.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Environment Agency regulates the flaring of gases from oil and gas exploration through either an extractive (mining) waste permit where the quantity of gas flared is less than 10 tonnes per day or through a permit under the Industrial Emissions Directive where more than 10 tonnes a day is flared. The Environment Agency requires the use of an enclosed flare and will not allow open flaring or venting other than for safety reasons.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2015-02-03T15:38:06.2Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-03T15:38:06.2Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Barry Gardiner more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-03more like thismore than 2015-02-03
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Fracking remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Environment Agency has the power to require baseline monitoring of (a) groundwater and (b) air quality (i) before a consent for a hydraulic fracturing development is given and (ii) after such consent has been given but before the commencement of any such fracturing. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brent North more like this
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Barry Gardiner more like this
star this property uin 223228 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
star this property answer text <p>The Environment Agency has the powers under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 (EPRs) to require baseline monitoring of groundwater and air quality for each site proposing to undertake hydraulic fracturing.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>All oil and gas exploratory sites need permits under the EPRs. Any requirements for baseline monitoring would be made pre-operational conditions of the environmental permit with which the operator has to comply before hydraulic fracturing can commence.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2015-02-09T17:15:42.767Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-09T17:15:42.767Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Barry Gardiner more like this