you cannot vary (change) the rules and you have no right of appeal against them
if you want to change your operations and so will no longer meet the rules then you will have to apply to change your standard permit to a bespoke permit instead
if there is a change in your local environment after your permit has been issued (for example due to a change in the definition of a groundwater source protection zone or houses are built close to the site), you may need to upgrade the operation to a standard sufficient for the changed environment, or change to a bespoke permit
The annual permit fee (‘subsistence’) for standard water discharge permits starts from the date the permit is issued, so you should not apply for a permit significantly ahead of when it’s required.
As well as the 2 standard permits listed in this section, standard permit SR2008No27 (mobile plant for the treatment of soils and contaminated material, substances or products) can also apply to water discharges.
There are currently no standard rules permits for sewage effluent to ground or groundwater.
We have added 3 new Standard Rules under Flood risk activities for 2019.
Added to first sentence now 'Applying for a standard rules permit saves you time and money compared to a bespoke permit'.
Added 9 new documents to the collection under sub heading Medium combustion plant and specified generators.
Added link to 'Apply for a standard rules waste permit' under relevant activity.
You can now apply online for most standard rules environmental permits.
New rule set added to Radioactive substances for non-nuclear sites.
Can you help us? We want to know what you think about our application process so we can improve it.
Flood risk activities added.
List of amended and new rules sets for publication post Standard Rule No 12 consultation
New document added under onshore oil and gas exploration - SR2014 no 2: the management of extractive waste.
New document added under keeping/transfer of waste - SR2013 no 1: treatment of 100 t/y of clinical and healthcare waste.