Statutory guidance

Storage, unloading and loading petrol at terminals: process guidance note 1/13

Regulators must use this PGN to assess applications and write permits for storing, unloading and loading petrol at terminals.



Local authority regulators can be:

  • district councils, borough councils, unitary councils or port health authorities in England and Wales
  • the Scottish Environment Protection Agency in Scotland
  • district councils or the Northern Ireland Environment Agency in Northern Ireland

This process guidance note (PGN) includes:

  • air emission limits
  • emission monitoring methods
  • best available techniques to control air emissions

Storing, unloading and loading petrol at terminals is a ‘Part B’ activity under the local authority pollution prevention and control (LAPPC) regime.

Published 1 December 2013