Seveso III – The new EU directive for plants at risk of a major accident

July 4, 2012 was enacted by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union, the new “Seveso III” on the control of major accident hazards involving dangerous substances.

This measure will replace in full, from 1 June 2015, the existing Directives (“Seveso II”), transposed in Italy with Legislative Decree 334/99 and subsequent amendments

The new Directive applies to establishments where dangerous substances are present included in Annex I, it contains rules needed to prevent major accidents and limit their consequences for human health and the environment and introduces significant innovations:

classification of substances and mixtures in line with EC Regulation no. 1272/2008 (CLP Regulation on classification, labeling and packaging);
introduction of new specified hazardous substances including ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, and sodium hypochlorite;
obligatory assessment of the possible accident scenarios including those arising from natural events such as earthquakes or floods;
more information to the people: clear and understandable, timely, “non-technical”.

GALENO Engineering is able to perform the tasks required by law.