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Environmental Impact Assesment

Risk for accidents

Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No 259 "Procedures for Industrial Accident Risk Assessment and Risk Reduction Measures" (19.06.2001) determine:

  • The procedure for risk assessment of such industrial accidents as are related to dangerous chemical substances and dangerous chemical products and which exist or may exist at one or more installations and in the infrastructure of such installations in the territory of an undertaking (company), institution or other organisation (hereinafter – establishment);
  • Risk reduction measures for industrial accidents
  • Dangerous substances (depending on their quantity and the degree of danger) to which these Regulations apply.

The Regulations apply to establishments where dangerous substances referred to in the Annex 1 or belonging to the group referred to in Annex 1 or possessing the same category of danger exists or may exist, or may occur as a result of non-controllable chemical processes in the amounts equal to or higher then minimum amounts determined in Annex 1.

Regulations No 259 were changed on 19 July 2005 by Regulations of Cabinet of Ministers No 532 “Regulations regarding the Procedures for Industrial Accident Risk Assessment and Risk Reduction Measures” (Regulations No 532) transposing both Council Directive 96/82/EC of 9 December 1996 on the control of major-accident hazards involving dangerous substances and Directive 2003/105/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2003 amending Council Directive 96/82/EC. According these Regulations operators (responsible persons) of existing establishments should submit notifications to the Regional Environmental Boards of the State Environment Service by 1 October 2005 and submit safety reports to the Environment State Bureau by 1 July 2006. If by the day of the coming into force the Regulations No 532 the operator has been submitted a notification, a safety report and emergency plan, then the operator does not need to submit a new notification, safety report and emergency plan.

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