Proposals for new COMAH Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

Consultation opened on 02 February 2015. Closing date 30 March 2015.

Summary

This consultation contains proposals for the replacement of the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000.

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Consultation description

The consultative document contains proposals for the replacement of the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000.

They will also implement all but the land use planning aspects of Council Directive 2012/18/EU (Seveso III Directive) on the control of major accident hazards involving dangerous substances.

The Seveso III Directive aims to prevent on-shore major accidents involving dangerous substances and limit the consequences to people and the environment.

It also updates existing European Union legislation to align with international systems for classifying chemicals and to introduce requirements for access to information.

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