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The Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Application and exceptions

    4. 4.The competent authority

  3. PART 2

    1. 5.General duties of operators

    2. 6.Notifications

    3. 7.Major accident prevention policies

  4. PART 3

    1. 8.Purposes of safety reports

    2. 9.Requirements relating to the preparation of safety reports

    3. 10.Review of safety reports

  5. PART 4

    1. 11.Objectives of emergency plans

    2. 12.Preparation, review and testing of internal emergency plans

    3. 13.Preparation of external emergency plans

    4. 14.Review and testing of external emergency plans

    5. 15.Exemption of Executive from arranging preparation of an external emergency plan

    6. 16.Implementing emergency plans

  6. PART 5

    1. 17.Provision of information to the public

    2. 18.Provision of information to persons likely to be affected by a major accident at an upper tier establishment

    3. 19.Provision of information pursuant to a request

    4. 20.Trans-boundary consequences

    5. 21.Power of the competent authority to accept information in another document

  7. PART 6

    1. 22.Examination of safety reports by the competent authority

    2. 23.Prohibition of operation

    3. 24.Domino effects and domino groups

    4. 25.Inspections and investigations

  8. PART 7

    1. 26.Action to be taken following a major accident

  9. PART 8

    1. 27.Enforcement and penalties

  10. PART 9

    1. 28.Fees payable by operators to the competent authority

    2. 29.Fees payable to Executive for arranging for the preparation, review and testing of external emergency plans

  11. PART 10

    1. 30.Amendments

    2. 31.Revocations

    3. 32.Saving provisions

    4. 33.Transitional provisions

  12. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES

      1. PART 1 CATEGORIES OF DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES

      2. PART 2 NAMED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES

      3. PART 3 NOTES TO PARTS 1 AND 2

        1. 1.Substances and mixtures are classified in accordance with the CLP...

        2. 2.Mixtures shall be treated in the same way as pure...

        3. 3.The qualifying quantities set out in Parts 1 and 2...

        4. 4.The following rules governing the addition of dangerous substances, or...

        5. 5.In the case of dangerous substances which are not covered...

        6. 6.In the case of dangerous substances with properties giving rise...

        7. 7.Dangerous substances that fall within Acute Toxic Category 3 via...

        8. 8.The hazard class Explosives includes explosive articles (see Section 2.1...

        9. 9.Testing for explosive properties of substances and mixtures is only...

        10. 10.If Explosives of Division 1.4 are unpacked or repacked, they...

        11. 11.(1) Flammable aerosols are classified in accordance with Council Directive...

        12. 12.According to paragraph 2.6.4.5 in Annex I to the CLP...

        13. 13.Ammonium nitrate (5,000/10,000): fertilisers capable of self-sustaining decomposition. This applies...

        14. 14.Ammonium nitrate (1,250/5,000): fertiliser grade. This applies to straight ammonium...

        15. 15.Ammonium nitrate (350/2,500): technical grade. This applies to ammonium nitrate...

        16. 16.Ammonium nitrate (10/50): ‘off-specs’ material and fertilisers not fulfilling the...

        17. 17.Potassium nitrate (5,000/10,000). This applies to any composite potassium nitrate...

        18. 18.Potassium nitrate (1,250/5,000). This applies to any composite potassium nitrate...

        19. 19.Upgraded biogas. For the purpose of these Regulations, upgraded biogas...

        20. 20.Polychlorodibenzofurans and polychlorodibenzodioxins. The quantities of polychlorodibenzofurans and polychlorodibenzodioxins are...

        21. 21.In cases where this dangerous substance falls within category P5a...

        22. 22.The CAS number is shown only for indication.

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      REQUIREMENTS AND MATTERS TO BE ADDRESSED BY SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

      1. 1.A safety management system shall— (a) be proportionate to the...

      2. 2.The following matters shall be addressed by the safety management...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      MINIMUM DATA AND INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN A SAFETY REPORT

      1. 1.The data and information to be included in a safety...

      2. 2.Information on the management system and on the organisation of...

      3. 3.The environment of the establishment— (a) a description of the...

      4. 4.The establishment— (a) a description of the main activities and...

      5. 5.Identification and accidental risks analysis and prevention methods—

      6. 6.Measures of protection and intervention to limit the consequences of...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL EMERGENCY PLANS

      1. PART 1 INTERNAL EMERGENCY PLANS

        1. 1.An internal emergency plan shall include the following information—

      2. PART 2 EXTERNAL EMERGENCY PLANS

        1. 2.An external emergency plan shall include the following information—

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      CRITERIA FOR THE NOTIFICATION OF A MAJOR ACCIDENT TO THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION

      1. 1.A major accident meets the criteria in this Schedule if...

      2. 2.Any major accident falling within paragraph (a), or having at...

      3. 3.Any accidents or ‘near misses’ which the Member State regards...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      AMENDMENTS

      1. PART 1 AMENDMENT TO PRIMARY LEGISLATION

      2. PART 2 AMENDMENTS TO SUBORDINATE LEGISLATION

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      REVOCATIONS

  13. Explanatory Note

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