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EPA advises bodyshops to apply in time for inspection

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is advising bodyshops to prepare and apply in good time to have their licence renewed in line with the deco-paints regulations.

The EPA says it is advisable to have the assessment carried out in plenty of time to allow time to correct non-compliances. The certificate will be issued from the date of expiry of your last certificate even if you submit your application in advance.

It is advisable, according to the EPA to keep a dedicated compliance file with all the relevant information in one place. Similarly keep a list of all purchased product types broken down into the relevant product category.