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1 European Commission - DG ENV.A CCA Dublin, Ireland CCA Workshop on Safety Reports Tobias Biermann European Commission Environment Directorate-General Unit ENV.A.5 B-1049 Brussels tel fax

2 European Commission - DG ENV.A.5 CCA Workshop on Safety Reports –Current Situation –Existing Guideline –Amendment Amendment of the Seveso II Directive and implication on Safety Reports

3 European Commission - DG ENV.A.5 Current Situation Seveso II Operators of establishments covered by Articles 6 and 9 (so called upper tier establishments) need to establish a Safety Report. The Seveso II Directive had to be transposed not later than 3 February The specific deadline for sending safety reports was 3 February 2001, for establishments not previously covered by Seveso I 3 February 2002.

4 European Commission - DG ENV.A.5 Current Situation Seveso II Situation End 2002: upper tier establishments were reported from the 15 Member States - The number of establishments that have submitted safety reports as required under Article 9 of the Directive is 2870 (on average 88 %) or 39 % of the submitted safety reports had been examined

5 European Commission - DG ENV.A.5 Current Situation Seveso II

6 European Commission - DG ENV.A.5 Current Situation Seveso II

7 European Commission - DG ENV.A.5 Existing Guidance GUIDANCE ON THE PREPARATION OF A SAFETY REPORT TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 96/82/EC (SEVESO II) G.A. Papadakis, A. Amendola (Editors) 1997

8 European Commission - DG ENV.A.5 Existing Guidance Sections 1. Description of the establishment 2. Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment 3.Information concerning Major Accident Prevention Policy and Emergency Planning - Annexes, about 250 References

9 European Commission - DG ENV.A.5 Amendment n DIRECTIVE 2003/105/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 16 December 2003 AMENDING COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 96/82/EC n published in the Official Journal on 31 December 2003, Celex Nr L0105.

10 European Commission - DG ENV.A.5 Transposition: n Article 2 (1) Member States shall bring into force laws … to comply with this Directive before 1 July 2005 n (2) Member States shall communicate to the Commission the text of the main provisions of national law which they adopt …

11 European Commission - DG ENV.A.5 Amendment Modifications Article 9 Safety report 1.The safety report … shall name the relevant organisations involved in the drawing up of the report. 2.The safety report shall be sent to the competent authority within the following time limits: for establishments which subsequently fall within the scope of this Directive, without delay, but at all events within one year after the transposition deadline 1. July Annex II (Minimum Data), point IV B: Assessment of the extent and severity of the consequences of identified major accidents including maps, images or, as appropriate, equivalent descriptions, showing areas which are liable to be affected by such accidents arising from the establishment …

12 European Commission - DG ENV.A.5 Amendment The following point is added to Article 9(6): "(d)The Commission is invited to review by 31 December 2006 in close cooperation with the Member States, the existing "Guidance on the Preparation of a Safety Report."

13 European Commission - DG ENV.A.5 Amendment Review the guidance by 31 December 2006? - Brainstorming Meeting 12 May 2004 Brainstorming Meeting 12 May 2004


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