These Regulations implement the land-use planning obligations (articles 13 and 15) in Directive 2012/18/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on the control of major-accident hazards involving dangerous substances. The non-planning aspects of the Directive are implemented through The Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015. The Regulations, among other things: set out the substances which are hazardous substances for the purposes of the Planning (Hazardous Substances) Act 1990, the controlled quantities of those substances, and exemptions from the need for hazardous substances consent; define procedures for the enforcement of hazardous substances control; set out the information to be held in a consents register; specify obligations to take certain matters in the Directive into account in land use planning policies and other relevant policies, and public consultation and participation obligations in relation to certain plans, programmes and projects where the presence of hazardous substances is relevant.
Implements: Directive 2012/18/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on the control of major-accident hazards involving dangerous substances, amending and subsequently repealing Council Directive 96/82/EC. (2012-07-04)
Amended by: Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 1359 of 2015). (2015-06-08)
Amended by: Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 365 of 2017). (2017-03-13)
Repeals: Planning (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 1992 (S.I. No. 656 of 1992). (1992-03-11)
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