Applies to England
Detail of outcome
We have published our summary of the main consultation findings. We have published the:
Detail of feedback received
We ran the formal consultation on our Citizen Space online consultation tool and on GOV.UK for 9 weeks from 3 November 2022 to the 8 January 2023.
We shared the consultation widely with all current medium combustion plant and specified generator permit holders. We also shared it with operators, trade bodies, consultancies and other interested parties who joined our mailing list.
In total we asked 20 questions. We received 10 responses to the consultation:
6 were from operators of medium combustion plant and specified generators
2 were from trade associations
2 were from individuals
The consultation document sets out proposals for:
- changes to SR2018 number 7 to allow for use by operations with existing medium combustion plant greater than 5 and less than 20 megawatt thermal (MWth)
- a new standard rules permit and generic risk assessment for new (1 to 20 MWth) and existing (5 to 20 MWth) medium combustion plant, which are natural gas boilers, including the proposed charges
- changes to SR2018 numbers 4 and 5 to allow for tranche B specified generators, which are also existing medium combustion plant between 5 and less than 20 MWth, if there is demand
- a standard for hydro-treated (or hydrogenated) vegetable oil which could be considered as gas oil under the standard rules