The European Union (Installations and Activities Using Organic Solvents) Regulations 2012 – S.I No. 565 of 2012aim to assist in implementing a European Directive on reducing emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) to the air from the consumption of organic solvents. 

ECOS regularly assists our clients to apply for, manage and renew their Solvents Certificate of Compliance.

If you carry out a non-EPA licensed activity which involves the use of solvents you are legally obliged to comply with the requirements set out in the Solvents Regulations if the amount of solvent used is above the threshold limit for the activity undertaken. Amongst other obligations, operators of installations using solvents to which the Regulations apply, are required to: 

Key areas to be addressed include:

For more information on cost effectively comply with the Solvents Regulations, please contact us.