Standard Rules Consultation No. 25

Closed 1 Nov 2022

Opened 20 Jun 2022

Results updated 21 Mar 2023

We are analysing your feedback

This consultation is now closed and we are analysing your feedback.

Please visit this page again soon to view the outcome to this public feedback.


This consultation is about the following proposed changes:

  • new standard rules sets consolidating existing rule sets for non-hazardous waste
  • generic risk assessments for these new rules sets
  • proposed standard rules application and subsistence charges
  • revisions to the rule sets for the metals recycling sector
  • revisions to standard rule SR2010 No 3 relating to discharges to surface water and distance criteria to foul sewer

We are asking for your views on the proposed changes set out in the consultation document. To access the consultation document, drafts of the new and revised permits and generic risk assessments, please see below. 

If you have difficulty accessing the documents please contact us at and include 'Standard Rules Consultation No25' in the subject. 


  • Metal recycling trade associations and site operators
  • Operators
  • Trade associations and business
  • Other regulators
  • Members of the public
  • Non-governmental organisations with an interest in environmental issues


  • Business and industry
  • Waste
  • Permits
  • Environmental permitting