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The Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Regulations 2000

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Section 6.4Coating activities, printing and textile treatments

PART A
(a)

Pre-treating by operations such as washing, bleaching or mercerisation or dyeing fibres or textiles where the treatment capacity exceeds 10 tonnes per day.

(b)

Surface treating substances, objects or products using organic solvents, in particular for dressing, printing, coating, degreasing, waterproofing, sizing, painting, cleaning or impregnating, with a consumption capacity of more than 150 kilogrammes per hour or more than 200 tonnes per year.

(c)

Applying or removing a coating material containing one or more tributyltin compounds or triphenyltin compounds, if carried out at a shipyard or boatyard where vessels of a length of 25 metres or more can be built or maintained or repaired.

(d)

Treating textiles if the activity may result in the release into water of any substance listed in the Table in paragraph 13 of Part 2 of this Schedule in a quantity which, in any 12 month period, exceeds the background quantity by more than the amount specified in relation to the description of the substance set out in column 1 of that Table in the corresponding entry in column 2 of that Table.

PART B
(a)

Any activity, not falling within Part A (other than for the repainting or respraying of, or of parts, of aircraft or road or railway vehicles) for applying to a substrate, or drying or curing after such application, printing ink or paint or any other coating material as, or in the course of, a manufacturing activity where–

(i)

the activity may result in the release into the air of particulate matter or of any volatile organic compound; and

(ii)

the carrying on of the activity by the person concerned at the location in question is likely to involve the use in any period 12 months of–

(A)

20 tonnes or more applied in solid form of any printing ink, paint or other coating material, unless covered by Section 2.1(g);

(B)

20 tonnes or more of any metal coatings which are sprayed on in molten form; or

(C)

25 tonnes or more of organic solvents in respect of any cold set web offset printing activity or any sheet fed offset litho printing activity or, in respect of any other activity, 5 tonnes or more of organic solvents.

(b)

Repainting or respraying road vehicles or parts of them if the activity does not fall within Part A and may result in the release into the air of particulate matter or of any volatile organic compound and the carrying on of the activity by the person concerned at the location in question is likely to involve the use of 1 tonne or more or organic solvents in any period of 12 months.

(c)

Repainting or respraying aircraft or railway vehicles or parts of them if the activity may result in the release into the air of particulate matter or of any volatile organic compound and the carrying on of the activity by the person concerned at the location in question is likely to involve the use in any period of 12 months of –

(i)

20 tonnes or more applied in solid form of any paint or other coating material;

(ii)

20 tonnes or more of any metal coatings which are sprayed on in molten form; or

(iii)

5 tonnes or more of organic solvents.

Interpretation of Part B

In Part B–

“aircraft” includes gliders and missiles;

“coating material” means paint, printing ink, varnish, lacquer, dye, any metal oxide coating, any adhesive coating, any elastomer coating, any metal or plastic coating and any other coating material; and the amount of organic solvents used in an activity shall be calculated as–

(i)

the total input of organic solvents into the process, including both solvents contained in coating materials and solvents used for cleaning or other purposes; less

(ii)

any organic solvents that are removed from the process for re-use or for recovery for re-use.

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