Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Wales) Regulations 2015 (W.S.I. No. 1597 (W. 196) of 2015). | Land Portal

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These Regulations implement the planning and land-use aspects of Directive 2012/18/EU of the European Parliament and the Council on the control of major accident hazards involving dangerous substances ("Seveso III Directive"). The non-planning aspects of the Seveso III Directive are implemented through The Control of Major-Accident Hazards Regulations 2015. The Regulations concern, among other things: hazardous substances consent; public consultation requirements; environmental impact assessments; prevention of major accident hazards and the limitation of the consequences of such accidents for human health and the environment; appeals; enforcement; the Register of hazardous substances contravention notices; procedures under sections 20 and 21 of the Planning (Hazardous Substances) Act 1990. A hazardous substances consent is not required for the presence of a hazardous substance on, over or under land at a waste land-fill site, including underground waste storage.

Implements: Planning (Hazardous Substances) Act 1990 (c. 10). (1990-05-24)
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) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (W.S.I. No. 547 (W. 124) of 2017). (2017-04-05)
Repeals: Planning (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 1992 (S.I. No. 656 of 1992). (1992-03-11)

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