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Consultation Paper on The Draft Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014

The Department of the Environment issued a consultation on proposed amendments of the Planning (Hazardous Substances) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1993 (the Hazardous Substances Regulations) on 26 November 2013.  This consultation ended on Monday, 20 January 2014.
The purpose of the consultation was to obtain views on a specific amendment to the Hazardous Substances Regulations described within the consultation 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.  The Seveso II Directive was amended by Article 30 of the Seveso III Directive on 14th February 2014, adding heavy fuel oils (HFO) as a specific named substance in Annex 1 with a threshold of 2,500 tonnes.
The draft Regulations amended the Hazardous Substances Regulations to give effect to Article 30 of the Seveso III Directive, by adding “d) heavy fuel oils” to the heading “Petroleum products” in the table in part A of Schedule 3 with a controlled quantity of 2,500 tonnes.

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5 formal written responses were received to the proposals contained in the consultation.
In keeping with the Department's policy on openness, all of the responses can be accessed below.
For those responses received on behalf of individuals, the individual’s name and address have not been published. For those responses received on behalf of organisations, the organisation’s name and address have been published.
In the interest of protecting the environment, where possible, the use of electronic means to view the consultation and associated documents is encouraged. However, if you require a hard copy or wish to enquire about alternative formats, please contact the Planning Legislation Team by:
telephone: (028) 9082 3497
text phone: (028) 9054 0642
post to: DOE Planning Policy Division
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If you have any comments or complaints about the consultation process itself (rather than the content of the document), these should be directed to the postal or e-mail addresses above.

Consultation Responses

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