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.
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This consultation began on 05 September and ended on 18 October 2013.
Responses should be sent by 18 October 2013 to: