The Regulations came into effect on 31st October 2022, replacing the Air Pollution Act (Marketing, Sale, Distribution and Burning of Specified Fuels) Regulations 2022 (S.I. No. 326 of 2012) as amended. The objective of these regulations is to limit the release of pollutants from domestic combustion of solid fuel and to protect and improve air quality.
Under the 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. Registration for the 2023-2024 heating season has now commenced.
How to register
In order to be placed on the Fuels Register for the 2023-2024 heating season, a producer must submit a completed application form.
You can either
You must complete the following steps before submitting your application form:
Please note that failure to provide:
may result in the refusal of your application.
How to pay the €100 fee:
You can pay the fee by submitting payment to the following methods
See link to the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications FAQs document in the ‘Learn More’ section below for further details.
A list of registered solid fuel producers, for the period 1st September 2023 to 31st August 2024 is available here.
A database of registered solid fuel products, for the period 1st September 2023 to 31st August 2024 is available here
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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