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CD262 – Consultation on Draft Regulations to implement Article 30 of Council Directive 2012/18/EU on the control of major-accident hazards involving dangerous substances, amending Council Directive 96/82/EC

Article 30 of European Council Directive 2012/18/EU (Seveso III Directive) categorises HFO as ‘petroleum product’ rather than as ‘Dangerous for the Environment (DFE)’ for the purposes of that Directive. Consequently, qualifying inventories of HFO for lower tier and top tier sites will increase from 100 tonnes to 2,500 tonnes and from 200 tonnes to 25,000 tonnes respectively. Also, the quantity at which planning requirements become applicable will increase from 100 tonnes to 2,500 tonnes. The draft regulations address planning requirements for England only; the devolved administrations will make any necessary changes within their own planning regimes.   

View the consultative document.

Respond to the consultation using the online questionnaire or download a form to complete.

This consultation began on 05 September and ended on 18 October 2013.

Update January 2014

View the Anonymised Feedback Summary and COMAH Competent Authority Analysis.

Responses should be sent by 18 October 2013 to:

Karen Tollet
Health and Safety Executive
5.S.2 Redgrave Court
Merton Road
Bootle
Liverpool
L20 7HS
Email: HFOconsultation@hse.gov.uk
Updated 2014-01-27