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Enviroguide - INSPECTIONS - Dry Cleaners

The European Union (Installations and Activities Using Organic Solvents) Regulations 2012, S.I. No. 565 of 2012 came into effect in January of 2013.

Amongst other items, operators of dry-cleaners are required to register with their Local Authorities, meet specific emission limit values by demonstrating compliance through the adoption of a solvent management plan, get an inspection carried out by an approved assessor and obtain a certificate of compliance from their relevant Local Authority.

You should familiarise yourself with the following information which sets out in detail your obligations under the Regulations:

The European Union (Installations and Activities Using Organic Solvents) Regulations 2012, S.I. No. 565 of 2012  -http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/2012/en/si/0565.html

EPA Best Practice Guidelines for Dry Cleaning, 2013

Should you wish to book an inspection, please contact us.

When you request an inspection, we will provide you with an Application Form which you will be required to complete and return to us along with the agreed inspection fee which may be paid by cheque, bank draft, postal order or by electronic funds transfer (bank to bank online transfer).

We will then provide you with your Dry Cleaner Operator’s Manual which will contain information on the following:

  • what you should expect from an AA inspection
  • what the inspector will look at during the inspection 
  • what records should be made available on the day of the inspection
  • types of records and information you should be compiling in advance of the inspection in order to be compliant with the requirements of the Regulations
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact Information  and references to EPA guidance

Link to 2012 Solvent Regulations

Link to EPA’s Best Practice Guidelines for Dry Cleaners


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