Development of European Guidance and a Common Risk/Hazard Assessment Database for Land-Use Planning in the Context of Major Accident Hazards
This paper presents the recent developments in Europe and the work that is being carried out by a Commission Technical Working Group, aiming at the development of a more consistent framework for Land-Use Planning (LUP) decisions in the context of major accident hazards, as requested by the Seveso II Directive. The work refers to the elaboration of Guidelines on how to deal in a consistent and transparent way with the main LUP issues, such as defining principles of good practice in LUP, taking additional technical measures on the source, and dealing with existing cases of incompatibility between Seveso establishments and residential and sensitive areas. The paper also describes the efforts for development of a technical database containing risk/hazard assessment data to be used in the underlying risk analyses.
KeywordsMember State Pool Fire Failure Frequency Accident Scenario European Working Group
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