From ISO 14001 Environmental Certification Step by Step, Revised First Edition
Operating Procedure No. 4 Control of Solvents and Emissions
(Author's note: This procedure is based on an example of a paint spraying process which comes under local authority control.)
1. Purpose and Scope
This procedure describes the actions which shall be taken to ensure that solvents and solvent emissions are controlled and satisfy the consent conditions laid down by ...... County Council under the Environmental Protection Act 1990: Part 1.
The Environmental Manager has overall responsibility for records relating to solvent use and emissions and for communications with the local authority.
The Environmental Manager shall arrange for the sampling of stack emissions, sending solvent sludges for recovery and disposal, and for calculations of weight of solvent released to atmosphere.
The Paint Technician is responsible for paint store operations and for keeping a register of solvent purchased, used, despatches of waste solvent and stocks.
The Plant Manager is responsible for investigating and taking corrective action if emissions are found to breach the consent limits.
Security staff are responsible for the daily olfactory check, keeping the Solvent Odour Book and alerting the Environmental Manager if significant odours have been released.
3. Consent Conditions
The following conditions have been laid down by the local authority:
Monitor emissions from stacks on #1 and #2 paint lines every three months under normal operating conditions and submit results to local authority. Emissions of non-chlorinated VOCs and particulates shall not exceed 50 mg per m 3 respectively.
Keep a register of solvent purchased and...
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