Title: Translating the Rrisk of Major Accidents into Opportune Safety Distances from Dangerous Establishments: Recent Developments of the European Regulation as Deriving from Selected National Practices
Citation: International Conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management
Publisher: Edge Publication Group Limited
Publication Year: 2008
JRC N°: JRC44030
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC44030
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Following the amendment of the Seveso II Directive on the control of major-accident hazards involving dangerous substances (96/82/EC) of 2003, the European Commission re-established the European Working Group on Land Use Planning with the purposeof elaborating, under the coordination of the Major Accident Hazards Bureau, official Guidelines and other instruments for the implementation of Art 12 on the control of urbanization in the vicinity of major hazard establishments. Next to the Guidelines, the supporting Roadmaps document collected the results of a questionnaire-based investigation over the state-of-art of implementation of Art 12 in the 25 Member States. Results of the investigation were updated in cooperation with the EWGLUP members up to June 2007. Five representative countries were selected for further analysis. The article presents the main findings collected in the Roadmaps. Summaries of the five selected national cases are reported. Their relevance to the joint European policy horizon and the main challenges associated with the matter of land-use planning in risky areas are discussed.
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