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Consultation Paper on the Control of Major-Accident Hazards involving Dangerous Substances

Published on Wed, 16 Nov 2005
The purpose of the consultation is to obtain views on the draft legislation and in particular, on the need for a transitional provision on deemed consent.
This consultation ended on Fri, 13 Jan 2006


The Department has issued a consultation paper which sets out its proposals for implementing European Directive 2003/105/EC, which amends Council Directive 96/82/EC (the ‘Seveso II’ Directive) on the control of major-accident hazards involving dangerous substances. The amendments are designed to broaden the scope and improve the effectiveness of the Directive in preventing major accidents and limiting their consequences.
The proposals in this consultation paper apply to the implementation of the land use planning requirements of the amended Directive by the above regulations.
The purpose of the consultation is to obtain views on the draft legislation and in particular, on the need for a transitional provision on deemed consent. We are also keen to gauge views on the likely impact on small businesses as set out in the Draft Regulatory Impact Assessment. The closing date for receipt of comments is 13 January 2006.

Associated Documentation

Alternatively you can request a copy by telephone: 028 9041 6966, by fax: 028 9041 6960 or by text phone: 028 9054 0642.

Responding to this Consultation Paper

Please note that responses to this consultation paper should be received by the Planning Service no later than 13th January 2006.
There are a number of ways you can respond:
Post:
Margaret Garrett
Planning Service Headquarters
Consultation on the Draft Planning (Control of Major Accident Hazard) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006
3rd Floor
Millennium House
17-25 Great Victoria Street
BELFAST
BT2 7BN
Fax: (028) 9041 6960

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