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Guidance on the Solvent Emissions Regulations 2004

The SED Regulations

The SED Regulations give effect to the SED, including those outlined above. Please note the timescales by which actions must be taken.

The Regulations extend the controls to the sectors not previously regulated under the PPC Regulations. The additional sectors are listed below:


Consumption Threshold (tonnes)

Dry Cleaning


Vehicle refinishing

0.5 - 1

Vehicle coating in the course of manufacture

0.5 - 5

Coating not in the course of manufacture

More than 5

Surface cleaning using certain specified compounds

More than 1

Surface cleaning not using certain specified compounds

More than 2

Rubber conversion not using carbon black

More than 15

Formulation and finishing of pharmaceuticals

More than 50

Purification of animal or vegetable oil or fat where the activity is incidental to the cooking for human consumption

More than 10

Purification of fats and vegetable oils derived from seeds, vegetable matter and/or animal matter

More than 10

Timber treatment treating less than 1000m3 with solvent

More than 25

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