DEFRA (UK government department) is seeking to simplify the guidance provided on Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR). Consultation ends 7th July 2014.
Here is information in DEFRA Plans for Future Content.
An example is: Do I need an environmental permit? – see outline content
As a business operator or citizen I need to know whether I need an environmental permit (or exemption) or whether there is a regulatory position statement so that I can determine how to undertake my activities in compliance with the law.