Standard rules consultation no. 19: revision of standard rule sets for medium combustion plant and specified generators

Closed 10 Jun 2019

Opened 29 Apr 2019

Results updated 31 Oct 2019

This consultation is now closed.  Thank you to those who responded, we really value your feedback.

Of the 6 respondents, 5 agreed with the proposed revisions. One objected to the proposal. They thought the revisions should be broader to allow more activities to come under standard rules. We received a number of comments. You can find our replies to the comments in the Summary of consultation responses and decisions document.



We offer standard permits under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016. These permits help reduce the administrative burden on business whilst maintaining environmental standards. Basing them on sets of standard rules means we can apply them more

Responding to this consultation

Information is provided throughout the online tool which you access by clicking on the Respond online link below. The consultation document and supporting information are listed in the Related section at the bottom of this page. Should you experience any difficulties accessing the documents please email

Why your views matter

We would like to hear your views on our proposed changes to the standard rule sets for tranche B specified generators. These proposals are to amend the rules to include new medium combustion plant (MCP). We also propose an amendment to standard rule SR2018 No.7 for new MCP and standard rule SR2018 No.9.

We aim to publish the new standard rules set in July 2019.


  • Medium Combustion Plants
  • Trade associations and business
  • Other regulators
  • Members of the public
  • Community groups
  • Non-governmental organisations with an interest in environmental issues


  • Business and industry
  • Permits
  • Environmental permitting