Title: EU Initiative on the Control of Major Accident Hazards Arising from Pipeline.
Authors: PAPADAKIS GeorgiosPORTER SamWETTIG Juergen
Citation: Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries vol. 12 no. 1 p. 85-90
Publication Year: 1999
JRC N°: JRC16932
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC16932
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: The European Council and the Parliament recognised that pipeline accidents had occurred in Europe and world-wide, which clearly indicated the 'major-accident hazard' potential of pipelines. The present paper presents an overview of the Community Policy on the control of major-accident hazards arising from pipelines, summarises the Commission Review/Assessment of existing legislation on pipelines within the Member States and outlines the principles on which a possible EU initiative should be based. The review has shown that many Member States do not have comprehensive 'major-accident hazard' legislation in place for pipelines and therefore an EU initiative would complete existing industrial risk management legislation, based on the 'precautionary principle'.
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