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Smoky coal ban
A ban on the burning of smoky coal applies to the whole city and county area of Dublin.
All bagging operators supplying smoky coal for residential use must register with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on an annual basis.
All fuel suppliers whose main business is in smoky coal must also register with the EPA.
DCC's Air Quality and Noise Control Unit maintains a presence on the streets of Dublin in order to enforce current legislation. This involves carrying out inspections of fuel yards, fuel vehicles, shops and garage forecourts. DCC reports on its inspections to the EPA.
Co-operation between members of the public and fuel suppliers is crucial for ensuring that air quality remains good in the city. If you do witness the sale of smoky coal (Polish, Texan, Premium etc) in your area, please contact DCC Customer Care with details of the vehicle, registration number, shop address etc. If a neighbour is causing a nuisance to you by burning smoky coal, please report the problem to DCC.
The local authorities will make returns for their inspections to the EPA too. The links to the background to the changes to the Regulations and the consultation process can be found at the Environmental Protection Agency website. carries details?