The Regulations came into effect on 31st October 2022 and replace the Air Pollution Act (Marketing, Sale, Distribution and Burning of Specified Fuels) Regulations 2022 (S.I. No. 326 of 2012) as amended.
Under the new Regulations, it is prohibited to retail or distribute solid fuel for the purposes of combustion for heating (space or water) in a fireplace in a domestic or a licensed premises that is not an approved solid fuel under the Regulations.
To be approved, a solid fuel must conform to the relevant requirements:
Solid Fuel Producer Registration
A solid fuel producer is a person who for the purposes of combustion or heating, produces or treats or imports solid fuel for retail or distribution in the State.
The Regulations require that producers of solid fuels must register with the EPA to be placed on a Fuels Register. The EPA is responsible for the administration of the Fuel Register and issues a unique registration number to each registered producer.
Producers must register annually by 1st September each year.
In order to be placed on the Fuels Register, a producer must submit the following to the EPA
Producers previously registered under the revoked regulations
Producers who registered in 2022 under the revoked regulations and wish to continue to be registered must now submit a revised application for registration.
For the purpose of 2022 registration only, a solid fuel producer who has previously registered in 2022 under the revoked regulations, may submit their existing Certificate of Compliance (Swift 7) along with their new application form. This Certificate of Compliance will be deemed valid for the period 1st November 2022 to 31st August 2023. Note: this applies only to fuel types previously approved. To register any additional fuel types, an additional Certificate of Compliance must be obtained and submitted to the EPA.
See link to the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications FAQs document in the ‘Learn More’ section below for further details.
The following is a list of registered solid fuel producers, valid from 1st November 2022 to 31st August 2023*
|Unique Registration Number||Company Name||Address(es)|
An updated table will be available here upon receipt of registrations under the new Regulations.
*Applies to the first year of registration under the 2022 Regulations. Thereafter, the register is valid from the 1st September of each year of registration to the 31st August of the following year.
Solid Fuel Retailer Obligations
A retailer must ensure that any solid fuel retailed is sourced from a registered producer and is an approved solid fuel.
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