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Consultation Paper on the Draft Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

Published on Fri, 1 May 2015
This consultation ended on Thu, 11 Jun 2015

The Department of the Environment has today issued a consultation paper on its proposals for amendment of the Planning (Hazardous Substances) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015.
The purpose of the consultation is to obtain views on the specific amendment to the Hazardous Substances Regulations described within the paper.
The Hazardous Substances Regulations apply the Seveso II Directive (Directive 96/82/EC, as amended), to the planning process in Northern Ireland. The Seveso II Directive requires that the objectives of preventing major-accidents involving dangerous substances are taken into account in land use planning policies. Following an EU review, the Seveso II Directive is being replaced by the Seveso III Directive from 1st June 2015.
Give us your views
You are invited to send your views on the consultation paper proposals. Comments should reflect the structure of the document as far as possible with reference to paragraph numbers where relevant. Comments on the Equality Impact Assessment Screening document and Partial Regulatory Impact Assessment which are contained in the paper are also welcome. All responses should be made in writing and submitted to the Department in one of the following ways.
By post to:
Hazardous Substances (Amendment) Regulations (2015)
Planning Policy Division
Department of the Environment
Level 6
Causeway Exchange
1-7 Bedford Street
Town Parks
Download the document
This document may be made available in alternative formats, please contact us to discuss your requirements at the above postal and e mail addresses or:
Telephone: 028 9082 3497
Textphone: 028 9054 0642
The closing date for the receipt of comments is 11th June 2015.
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