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Proposals for the Control of Major Accident Hazards (Amendment) Regulations to implement Directive 2003/105/EC on the control of major accident hazards involving dangerous substances

Consultation ended 1 October 2004

Summary

This consultative document seeks views on:

  • draft Control of Major Accident Hazards (Amendment) Regulations that will amend the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 1999 (COMAH); and
  • a partial regulatory impact assessment of the draft regulations.

The draft regulations will implement the health, safety and environmental aspects of Directive 2003/105/EC which amends Directive 96/82/EC (the Seveso II Directive) on the control of major accident hazards involving dangerous substances. Seveso II was implemented in Great Britain through the COMAH regulations.

Directive 2003/105/EC is a broadening of the Seveso II Directive rather than a major revision. It takes account of recent major accidents within the EU since Seveso II was introduced, and also the results of studies on carcinogens and substances dangerous for the environment carried out by the European Commission at the request of the Council at the time the Seveso II Directive was adopted.

Updated 2010-05-27