Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

Solvent emissions environmental legislation

Solvent emissions environmental legislation

This page provides links to the full text of key pieces of environmental legislation relating to solvent emissions. The websites hosting the legislation may list amendments separately.

If you are setting up an environmental management system (EMS) for your business, you can use this list to start compiling your legal register. Your legal adviser or environmental consultant will be able to tell you if other environmental legislation applies to your specific business.

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Northern Ireland

The Volatile Organic Compounds in Paints, Varnishes and Vehicle Refinishing Products Regulations 2012 Sets permitted maximum levels of organic solvents contained in paints, varnishes and vehicle refinishing products (such as cleaners, primers and fillers).

Pollution Prevention Control (Industrial Emissions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 SR 160 The Regulations revoke 18 sets of existing regulations relating to industrial emissions and consolidate all the provisions of the Industrial Emissions Directive in to a single set of regulations. They control the operation of any installation or mobile plant carry out any of the activities listed in Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Regulations.

Scotland

The Volatile Organic Compounds in Paints, Varnishes and Vehicle Refinishing Products Regulations 2012 Sets permitted maximum levels of organic solvents contained in paints, varnishes and vehicle refinishing products (such as cleaners, primers and fillers).

Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/360) Sets out a system to control pollution from any installation or mobile plant carrying out specified activities through permits, inspections and control of emissions. Covers the inclusion of best available techniques (BAT) and standard rules in permits. Replaces (revokes) previous PPC legislation.

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