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Guidance on the Solvent Emissions Regulations 2004

Existing SED Installations

  •  Where a reduction scheme is being used (this should have been agreed with Bridgend County Borough Council by 31 October 2005).

  •  Where substances/preparations used contain VOC and the nature/amount of the VOC means that they have a risk phrase R45, 46, 49, 60 and 61 (carcinogens, mutagens, and substances toxic to reproduction), the operator must in the shortest possible time work towards substituting the substance/preparation concerned so that the risk phrase(s) no longer applies. For discharges of these compounds and of halogenated compounds involving risk phrase R40, there are also emission limit values (if mass flows are above certain figures).

  •  Where an operator opts to comply with limit values and complies with either 50mg C/Nm 3 (if using an incinerator as abatement) or 150mg C Nm 3 (if using any other sort of abatement), compliance with the Annex IIA limit values is deferred until 1 April 2013 if the total emissions of the whole installation do not exceed what would have resulted had Annex IIA been fully complied with.

All substantial changes must have the substantially changed part of the activity treated as a new activity, but there is a waiver if the total emissions of the whole installation do not exceed what would have resulted had the substantially changed part been treated as a new installation.

The SED defines words such as VOC, organic compound, installation, existing installation, preparation, substance, coating and consumption.

Last Updated: 06/04/2016
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