Created on 2008-10-23 Updated on 2011-06-01 Released on 2011-12-06

Control of Volatile Organic Compounds from Solvents; DECO and VOC Registers

Register of Operators Using Solvents in Industrial Process Under two pieces of legislation, the Air Monitoring and Noise Control Unit of Dublin City Council is involved in the assessment of applications for Certificates of compliance/approval in relation to solvent use. This dataset comprises two spreadsheets; the VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) Register and DECO (Paints) Register, which contain names and addresses of the operators and expiry dates of certificates.'The Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds from Organic Solvents Regulations 2002 introduced controls on emissions of VOCs from various commercial activities including dry cleaners, sheet metal work, manufacturers of metal gates and fencing, electronics manufacturing and pharmaceutical manufacture etc. Many of these types of business may be included or exempted under these Regulations depending on the quantity of solvent used.'Under the use of Organic Solvents in certain Paints, Varnishes and Vehicle Refinishing Products Regulations 2007 (Paints Regulations), all businesses which carry out vehicle refinishing i.e. car spray painting, must be registered with the relevant Local Authority. Inspections of VOC premises are carried out and if the Environmental Health Officer is satisfied, then a Certificate of Compliance is issued to the company. 'Annual report published online

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Field Value
Organisation Contact Email
Organisation Contact Name Data Officer
Organisation Contact Phone 01 2222812
Target Audience Researcher,Journalist
Category Environment and Energy
Update Frequency As Required
Date Range 2008-10-23 to 2011-06-01
Conforms To
Purpose of Collection To keep a register of operators using solvents in commercial activities to control the emmissions of volatile organic compounds
Use Constraints Data is officially released each year in the Air Quality Monitoring and Noise Control Unit Annual Report, which is published on

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