Consultation on revoking and withdrawing twenty-nine waste standard rules permits

Closed 3 Mar 2022

Opened 2 Dec 2021

Overview

Standard rules permits were developed under The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016. They allow us to offer standard permits which reduce administrative burden on businesses while maintaining environmental standards. They are based on sets of standard rules that we can apply widely.

This consultation is proposing to:

  • revoke twenty-seven standard rules permits
  • withdraw and archive two standard rules permits

We use the term 'revoke' when a standard rules permit is removed. It is no longer available to apply for and does not have any holders. 

Some standard rules permits have holders but are not available for new applications.  We call these 'withdrawn and archived'.

Find the standard rules permits in the ‘Related documents download’ section of standard rules and risk assessments for waste operations

Standard rules we're proposing to revoke

We're proposing to revoke the following standard rules permits. They are not used and do not have any holders:

Non–hazardous waste (storage and treatment)

  • SR2008no18 - Non-hazardous mechanical biological (aerobic) treatment facility
  • SR2008no26 - Animal carcass incinerator (pet crematorium)
  • SR2009no01 - Pet cemetery
  • SR2009no04 / SR2018no09 - Combustion of biogas in new Medium Combustion Plant engines at a sewage treatment works. Both will be revoked.

Inert waste (storage and treatment)

  • SR2010no18 - Storage and treatment of dredgings for recovery

Biowaste

  • SR2010no14 - 500t Composting biodegradable waste
  • SR2011no01 - Composting biodegradable waste
  • SR2012no03 - Composting in closed systems. Waste Recovery Operation - treatment capacity no more than 75 tonnes per day
  • SR2012no07 - Composting in open systems. Waste Recovery Operation -treatment capacity no more than 75 tonnes per day
  • SR2012no12 / SR2018no13 - Anaerobic digestion facility including use of the resultant biogas. Both will be revoked.

Installations

  • SR2012no04 - Composting in closed systems (capacity over 75 tonnes/day)
  • SR2012no08 - Composting in open systems (capacity over 75 tonnes/day)
  • SR2012no11 / SR2018no12 - anaerobic digestion facility including the combustion of the resultant biogas. Both will be revoked.
  • SR2012no13 - Treatment of incinerator bottom ash (IBA) (capacity over 75 tonnes/day)

Secondary metals

  • SR2017no02 - Metal recycling and waste electrical and electronic equipment authorised treatment facility (ATF) excluding ozone-depleting substances
  • SR2008no22 - 75kte - storage of furnace ready scrap metal for recovery

Hazardous waste treatment

  • SR2008no06 - household, commercial and industrial waste transfer station & asbestos storage (no building)
  • SR2008no08 - household, commercial and industrial waste transfer station with treatment & asbestos storage (no building)
  • SR2008no25 - clinical waste & healthcare waste treatment and transfer station

Withdrawn standard rules we're proposing to revoke

We have previously withdrawn the following standard rules permits. They have no holders and will be revoked as part of this consultation:

Permanent deposit of waste for recovery

  • SR2010no08 - Use of waste in construction <100,000 tpa
  • SR2010no10 - Use of wastes for reclamation, restoration or improvement of land – <100,000 tonnes

Biowaste

  • SR2010no15 - Anaerobic digestion facility including use of the resultant biogas – up to 75,000 tonnes
  • SR2010no16 - On-farm anaerobic digestion including use of the resultant biogas – up to 75,000 tonnes
  • SR2008no17 - Composting in closed vessels

Standard rules we're proposing to withdraw and archive

We are proposing to withdraw and archive two standard rules permits from the following sectors as, although there are some holders, they can no longer be applied for:

Biowaste

  • SR2012no10 / SR018no11 - On-farm anaerobic digestion facility using farm wastes only, including use of the resultant biogas/ Waste Recovery Operation - treatment capacity less than 100 tonnes of waste per day. Both will be withdrawn and archived.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Fly-fishing
  • Cockles
  • Newport Green and Safe Spaces
  • Flooding
  • Llifogydd
  • Community Volunteers
  • Gwirfoddolwyr Cymunedol
  • Management
  • English
  • Cymraeg
  • marine developers
  • marine planners
  • South West Stakeholder group
  • citizens
  • water companies
  • NFU
  • DCWW
  • Anglers
  • Coal Authority
  • Educators
  • SoNaRR2020

Interests

  • Permits