Deco-Paint and Solvent Emission Regulations

EU (Paints, Varnishes, Vehicle Refinishing Products and Activities) Regulations 2012

The purpose of the regulations is to control the emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds (V.O.C.s) to air.

Volatile Organic Compounds are air pollutants that can have harmful effects to human health and the environment. Exposure can cause respiratory illnesses, be harmful to the unborn and be damaging to crops and ecosystems.

Sources of VOCs include vehicle emissions, fuel combustion and domestic solvent usage. Other sources include commercial and industrial activities using organic solvents including dry cleaning services, paint spraying and vehicle refinishing.

Installations must ensure that product containers are labelled to inform users of the product category, subcategory, maximum V.O.C. content of the product in its ready to use form and the installation must be operated in a manner that minimises V.O.C. emissions.

A vehicle refinishing installation shall not commence to operate or continue in operation without a current certificate of compliance issued by Wicklow County Council in accordance with the EU (Paints, Varnishes, Vehicle Refinishing Products and Activities) Regulations 2012.

Further news, updates and information for vehicle refinishers can be found on www.decopaints.ie

Vehicle Refinishing Legislation, Best Practice Guidelines and Application Form

EU(Installation and Activities Using Organic Solvents) Regulations 2012

The purpose of the regulations is to control the emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds (V.O.C.s) to air.

Volatile Organic Compounds are air pollutants that can have harmful effects to human health and the environment. Exposure can cause respiratory illnesses, be harmful to the unborn and be damaging to crops and ecosystems.

Sources of V.O.C.s include vehicle emissions, fuel combustion and domestic solvent usage. Other sources include commercial and industrial activities using organic solvents including dry cleaning services, paint spraying and vehicle refinishing.

The regulations apply to dry cleaners and other sectoral activities listed in Schedule 1 where the solvent consumption is within or above the thresholds specified in Schedule 2.

The dry cleaning installation must be operated in a manner that minimises V.O.C. emissions and must demonstrate compliance by preparing a solvent management plant and mass balance calculation.

A dry cleaning installation (where the dry cleaning activity is occurring at the premises) shall not commence to operate or continue in operation without a current certificate of compliance issued by Wicklow County Council in accordance with the European Union (Installations and Activities using Organic Solvents) Regulations 2012.

Further news, updates and information for dry cleaners can be found on www.solvents.ie

Dry Cleaner Legislation, Best Practice Guidelines and Application Form

Application Process for a Certificate of Compliance from WCC

  1. Installation must arrange for an inspection to be carried out by an approved assessor who has been appointed by the EPA. The assessor’s report must be submitted with the application form.

The details of the panel of Approved Assessors for the solvent activities i.e. dry cleaning, are as follows:

The details of the panel of Approved Assessors for vehicle refinishers are as follows:

Regulated operators are free to use any of these assessors for the purposes of getting their premises inspected, and the operator should engage the services of an assessor and pay them directly.

  1. The operator must submit the completed application form to Wicklow County Council at the following address;
    Water Services and Environmental Services,
    County Buildings,
    Station Road,
    Wicklow Town
    Co Wicklow
  2. The appropriate fee must be paid to Wicklow County Council.

*Please note that fee for a new certificate of compliance is €70.00, fee for a renewal certificate of compliance is €50.00. A certificate of compliance that has expired shall not be regarded as a certificate renewal.

All required documentation must be provided to the local authority in advance of commencement of operation of the activity (and a certificate of approval must be obtained), or in the case of a certificate renewal applied for at least 28 days before the expiry date of the current certificate of approval.

Wicklow County Council will then decide, within 28 days, whether or not to grant/refuse a certificate of compliance. Certificates may be issued up to a maximum period of 3 years at the discretion of the local authority. This will depend on compliance history of the installation and any lapsed period not covered by a certificate of compliance.

Notes

Where an operator of a vehicle refinishing installation or dry cleaning premises, to which the Regulations apply becomes aware that a requirement of these Regulations has been breached or is being breached, the operator shall inform Wicklow County Council immediately and take the necessary measures to ensure compliance is restored.

The operator must ensure that the certificate of compliance is on display at the installation. An offence under these Regulations may be prosecuted by the EPA or Wicklow County Council. Any person found guilty of contravening or failing to comply with these Regulations faces a fine of up to €5000, or imprisonment for up to 6 months, or both.

What can you do?

Public

Use dry cleaning businesses and vehicle refinishers that hold up to date certificates of compliance (unless these activities take place off site or are IPPC licensed).

Table updated on: 30th September 2017

European Union (Installations and Activities using Organic Solvents) Regulations 2012 (S.I. 565 of 2012).
List of Installations currently certified.
File Number Operator Name Street Contact Details Certificate Issue Date Certificate Expirt Date
           
               
Register/ Certificate Number Company Name/ Trading Name Address Contact Name Contact No. Certificate Issue Date Certificate Expiry Date  
DPR001 Armstrong Body Repairs Ltd. 9 Woodside, Ballybeg, Rathnew, Co. Wicklow, A67 FH59 Aubery Armstrong/ Una Lynch 0404 69594 20/09/2017 31/03/2020  
DPR003 Alan Mears Services Ltd. O'Byrne Lane, Vevey Rd, Bray Alan Mears 01 276 4655 / 086 254 0741 12/07/2017 30/06/2020  
DPR005 Hannon Crash Repairs 2 Berryfield Lane, Bray Noel Hannon 01 2828735 30/09/2016 30/06/2019  
DPR008 Gyves & Dear Auto Body Repairs Haylands, Dublin Road, Blessington Gerard Dear 087 207 8736 / 045 891088 11/08/2017 30/06/2020  
DPR009 Glencormac Crash Repairs Glencormac, Kilmacanogue Noel Driver 01 2862366 30/09/2016 30/09/2019  
DPR011 Ace Autobody Bray Lower Dargle Road, Bray Benny Savage 01 276 0600 08/08/2017 31/03/2020  
DPR012 Motor Body Repairs  1A Wolftone Square North, Bray Tony O'Reilly 087 2769040 05/07/2017 31/12/2018  
DPR013 Bradshaw Bodyworx Charvey Lane, Rathnew Clive Bradshaw 0404 62630 05/07/2017 30/06/2020  
DPR015 B & S Motors car repairs arklow (The Auto Body Shop) Dale Park, Barniskey, Arklow Paul Kavanagh 0402 31336/ 086 252 9585 / 085 736 9678 20/09/2017 30/09/2018  
DPR016 Crimmins Garage Bray Road, Enniskerry James Fagen  01 - 6917860 / 01 2860163 26/05/2017 30/09/2018  
DPR018 Noel Fagan (Louie Fagan) Belan Street, Baltinglass Noel Fagan 059 6481484 /                   086 0861112 02/03/2017 31/12/2019  
DPR019 D & W Crash Repairs Wicklow Enterprise Centre, The Murrough Brian Duffy 0404 25970 / 086-8347597 / 086-6093978 11/08/2017 31/03/2020  
DPR020 Tony Vickers Limited Killough Lower, Kilmacanogue Tony Vickers 01 2742008 / 086 2535668 30/09/2016 31/03/2019  
DPR021 Carnew Crash Repairs Croneyhorn, Carnew, Co. Wicklow Robert Roe 086 8262942 16/03/2017 30/06/2019  
DPR023 Arklow Crash Repairs Monument Lane, Templerainey, Arklow Eleanor Burke (Mgr Darren Cullen) 083 8166 758/ 0402 23589 /  087 6730596 21/03/2017 30/09/2018  
DPR024 O'Brien Collision Repair Centre Unit 4/5 Woodstock Business Park, Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow Shane / Michael O'Brien 01 2873017 / 01 2873038 / 083 3886335 12/01/2017 30/06/2018  
DPR025 SKB Crash Repairs (Bracken Auto Bodies) Croghan Industrial Estate, Arklow  Seamus Karl Bracken 086 0589210/ 0402 31035 ? 05/07/2017 31/09/2019  
DPR026 Corcoran Crash Repairs Unit 6, Woodstock Business Park, Kilcoole Gary Corcoran / Shane 086 2021352 /
087 6728205
11/08/2016 31/12/2017  
DPR027 McCarthy Autobody Ltd. Unit 5, The Old Veho Factory, The Murrough, Wicklow Town Sean McCarthy 0404 70102 06/09/2016 30/06/2019  
               
               
Register / Certificate Number Company Name / Trading Name Address Contact Details Certificate Issue Date Certificate Expiry Date  
SR01 (09/15) Bella's Bubbles Unit 24 Willowbrook, Kilcoole Charlotte Byrne 03/05/2017 31/03/2020  
SR02 Q Clean, Wicklow Fitzwilliam Square, Wicklow, Co. Wicklow William Barry 11/05/2017 30/09/2019  
SR06 (13) Fitzgerald's Dry Cleaners Lower Church Rd, Greystones Declan Fitzpatrick 05/07/2017 31/03/2019  
SR16 Unique Dry Cleaners  Unit 2 Tesco S.C. Bray Reginald Byrne 10/05/2016 31/03/2019  
SR17 Extreme Clean Unit 2, Killarney Road, Bray Zaidoon Abdul-wahid 12/01/2017 30/09/2019  
SR18 Green Castle Dry Cleaners Unit 2, Dargle Centre, Castle St., Bray Andriy Rudenko 13/04/2017 31/03/2020  
SR19 Bray Village Dry Cleaners Unit 3, Kilbride lane, Bray , Co. Wicklow Alex Chen 19/02/2016 31/12/2017  
SR20 Speedi Dry Cleaners 78 Lower Main Street, Arklow (Y14 T8W2) Dermot Hayes 11/10/2017 31/03/2020  
             
             

 

IT IS AN OFFENCE TO OPERATE AN INSTALLATION WITHOUT A CERTIFICATE ISSUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE REGULATIONS OR WITHOUT AN INTEGRATED POLLUTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL LICENCE FROM THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY.