DCAN 12: Planning Control for Hazardous Substances
78. The situation may arise where a ship or other sea-going craft containing a hazardous substance is allowed to enter a harbour in a dangerous condition or where, in the interests of health or safety, the harbour master waives the usual requirements for advance notice. The substance may need to be removed and stored as a matter of urgency. To cater for this, regulation 4(3) of the Regulations exempts from hazardous substances consent requirements for the storage of a substance removed from such a vessel, for a period of up to 14 days from when it is unloaded. This will allow time for suitable alternative storage arrangements to be made, if necessary.