Statutory guidance

SR2012 No 9: on-farm anaerobic digestion using farm wastes

Part A installation: capacity over 100 tonnes of waste per day, including use of the resultant biogas.

Documents

Standard Rules SR2012 No 9 – On-farm anaerobic digestion facility using farm wastes only, including use of the resultant biogas (applies to new permit applications from 17/10/2018 and existing permit holders from 17/01/2019)

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Generic risk assessment for SR2012 No 9 (only applies to existing permit holders until 16/01/2019)

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Details

These rules are limited to premises used for agriculture and to wastes arising on-farm, including dairies.

They are available to operators with an anaerobic digestion capacity of over 100 tonnes of waste or a combination of waste and non-waste (both solid and liquid) on any one day.

You can apply online for most standard rules environmental permits.

Apply for a standard rules environmental permit.

Published 21 March 2013
Last updated 17 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. We updated Standard Rules SR2012 No 9 – On-farm anaerobic digestion facility using farm wastes only, including use of the resultant biogas
  2. Added to 'details' section: You can apply online for most standard rules environmental permits.
  3. SR2012 No 9, 10, 11 & 12 anaerobic digestion and biogas rule sets have been re-published to include clarification under section 4 Interpretation that “specified Air Quality Management Area” means an air quality management area within the meaning of the Environment Act 1995 which has been designated due to concerns about oxides of nitrogen. This had been omitted in error.
  4. We have added text to clarify the status of the new and amended rules sets following consultation No 12 and re-instated the existing rules sets that continue to apply until 1 March 2016.
  5. Standard rules updated 1 December 2015.
  6. First published.