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Deco-Paint & Solvent Emission Regulations

Regulations governing deco-paint and solvent emissions, including application forms for certificates of compliance.

Dry cleaners, vehicle refinishers and other premises using paints and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) must ensure they comply with certain regulations.

The purpose of these regulations is to control the emissions of VOCs to air.

VOCs 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.

Paints Varnishes Vehicle Refinishing Regulations 2012

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

Under these Regulations, installations must ensure that product containers are labelled to inform users of the product category, subcategory, maximum VOC content of the product in its ready-to-use form and the installation must be operated in a manner that minimises VOC 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.

For further information, best practice guidelines, legislation and a full current listing of approved assessors please visit www.decopaints.ie

Apply for a Certificate of Compliance in accordance with the EU (Paints, Varnishes, Vehicle Refinishing Products and Activities) Regulations 2012

  1. Paints varnishes application form of compliance 2013 0

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  3. Dry Cleaners Register

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Register of Vehicle Refinishers

 

Register / Certificate Number

Company Name / Trading Name

Address

Certification Expiry Date

DPR001

Armstrong Body Repairs Ltd.

Ballinaclough, Rathnew

31/03/2020

DPR002

Liam J.Wynne & Sons Ltd.

Bond St. Wicklow Town, Co. Wicklow

31/03/2020

DPR003

Alan Mears Services Ltd.

O'Byrne Lane, Vevey Rd, Bray

30/06/2020

DPR005 Hannon Crash Repairs​ 2 Berryfield Lane, Bray 30/06/2019
DPR008 Gyves & Dear Auto Body Repairs Haylands, Dublin Road, Blessington 30/06/2019
DPR009 Glencormac Crash Repairs Glencormac, Kilmacanogue 30/09/2019
DPR011 Ace Autobody Bray Lower Dargle Road, Bray 31/03/2020
DPR012 Motor Body Repairs 1A Wolftone Square North, Bray 31/12/2018
DPR013 Bradshaw Bodyworx Charvey Lane, Rathnew 30/06/2020
DPR015 B & S Motors car repairs arklow (The Auto Body Shop) Dale Park, Barniskey, Arklow 30/09/2018
DPR016 Crimmins Garage Bray Road, Enniskerry 30/09/2018
DPR018 Noel Fagan (Louie Fagan) Belan Street, Baltinglass 31/12/2019
DPR019 D & W Crash Repairs Wicklow Enterprise Centre, The Murrough 31/03/2020
DPR020 Tony Vickers Limited Killough Lower, Kilmacanogue 31/03/2019
DPR021 Carnew Crash Repairs Croneyhorn, Carnew, Co. Wicklow 30/06/2019
DPR023 Arklow Crash Repairs Monument Lane, Templerainey, Arklow 30/09/2018
DPR024 O'Brien Collision Repair Centre Unit 4/5 Woodstock Business Park, Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow 30/06/2018
DPR025 SKB Crash Repairs (Bracken Auto Bodies) Croghan Industrial Estate, Arklow 31/09/2019
DPR027 McCarthy Autobody Ltd. Unit 5, The Old Veho Factory, The Murrough, Wicklow Town 30/06/2019
  Autobitz Unit 4J, Kilcoole industrial Estate, Kilcoole, Co Wicklow 31/03/2020

EU (Installation and Activities Using Organic Solvents) Regulations 2012

These 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 VOC 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.

For further information, best practice guidelines, legislation and a full current listing of approved Assessors please visit www.solvents.ie

Apply for a Certificate of Compliance in accordance with the European Union (Installations and Activities using Organic Solvents) Regulations 2012

Please note that the fee for a new certificate of compliance is €70, and the fee for a renewal certificate of compliance is €50. A certificate of compliance that has expired shall not be regarded as a certificate renewal

  1. Installations and Activities using Solvents Regulations 2012

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