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Regulation 3(a) and 4(9)

SCHEDULE 1NEW SCHEDULE 1 TO THE TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES) (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 1993HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES AND CONTROLLED QUANTITIES

PART ANAMED SUBSTANCES

Column 1Column 2Column 3
Hazardous substancesControlled quantity (Q) in tonnesQuantity (Q*) in tonnes for purposes of note 4 to Notes to Parts A and B

1.  Ammonium nitrate to which Note 1 of the notes to Part A applies

350.00

2.  Ammonium nitrate to which Note 2 of the notes to Part A applies

1000.001250.00

3.  Arsenic pentoxide, arsenic (V) acid and/or salts

1.00

4.  Arsenic trioxide, arsenious (III) acid and/or salts

0.10

5.  Bromine

20.00

6.  Chlorine

10.00

7.  Nickel compounds in inhalable powder form (nickel monoxide, nickel dioxide, nickel sulphide, trinickel disulphide, dinickel trioxide)

1.00

8.  Ethyleneimine

10.00

9.  Fluorine

10.00

10.  Formaldelyde (concentration ? 90%)

5.00

11.  Hydrogen

2.005.00

12.  Hydrogen chloride (liquefied gas)

25.00

13.  Lead alkyls

5.00

14.  Liquefied petroleum gas, including commercial propane and commercial butane, and any mixture thereof, when held at a pressure greater than 1.4 bar absolute

25.0050.00

15.  Liquefied extremely flammable gases excluding pressurised LPG (entry no.14)

50.00

16.  Natural gas

15.0050.00

17.  Acetylene

5.00

18.  Ethylene oxide

5.00

19.  Propylene oxide

5.00

20.  Methanol

500.00

21.  4,4-Methylenebis (2-chloraniline) and/or salts, in powder form

0.01

22.  Methylisocyanate

0.15

23.  Oxygen

200.00

24.  Toluene diisocyanate

10.00

25.  Carbonyl dichloride (phosgene)

0.30

26.  Arsenic trihydride (arsine)

0.20

27.  Phosphorus trihydride (phosphine)

0.20

28.  Sulphur dichloride

1.00

29.  Sulphur trioxide (including sulphur trioxide dissolved in sulphuric acid to form Oleum)

15.00

30.  Polychlorodibenzofurans and polychlorodibenzodioxins (including TCDD), calculated in TCDD equivalent (see note 3 to Notes to Part A)

0.001

31.  The following carcinogens:-4-Aminobiphenyl and/or its salts; Benzidine and/or salts; Bis(chloromethyl)ether; Chloromethyl methyl ether; Dimethylcarbamoyl chloride; Dimethylnitrosomine; Hexamethylphosphoric triamide; 2-Napthylamine and/or salts; 1,3-Propanesultone; 4-Nitrodiphenyl

0.001

32.  Automative petrol and other petroleum spirits

5000.00

33.  Acrylonitrile

20.0050.00

34.  Carbon disulphide

20.0050.00

35.  Hydrogen selenide

1.0050.00

36.  Nickel tetracarbonyl

1.005.00

37.  Oxygen difluoride

1.005.00

38.  Pentaborane

1.005.00

39.  Selenium hexafluoride

1.0050.00

40.  Stibine (Antimony hydride)

1.005.00

41.  Sulphur dioxide

20.0050.00

42.  Tellurium hexafluoride

1.005.00

43.  2,2-Bis(tert-butylperoxy) butane (>70%)

5.0050.00

44.  1,1-Bis(tert-butylperoxy) cycohexane (>80%)

5.0050.00

45.  tert-Butyl peroxyacetate (>70%)

5.0050.00

46.  tert-Butyl peroxyisobutyrate (>80%)

5.0050.00

47.  tert-Butyl peroxyispropylcarbonate (>80%)

5.0050.00

48.  tert-Butyl peroxymaleate (>80%)

5.0050.00

49.  tert-Butyl peroxypivalate (>77%)

5.0050.00

50.  Cellulose Nitrate other than—

(1) cellulose nitrate to which the Explosives Act 1875(1) applies; or

(2) cellulose nitrate where the nitrogen content of the cellulose nitrate does not exceed 12.3% by weight and contains not more than 55 parts of cellulose nitrate per 100 parts by weight of solution

50

51.  Dibenzyl peroxydicarbonate (>90%)

5.0050.00

52.  Diethyl peroxydicarbonate (>30%)

5.0050.00

53.  2,2-Dihydroperoxypropane (>30%)

5.0050.00

54.  Di-isobutyryl peroxide (>50%)

5.0050.00

55.  Di-n-propyl peroxydicarbonate (>80%)

5.0050.00

56.  Di-sec-butyl peroxydicarbonate (>80%)

5.0050.00

57.  3,3,6,6,9,9-Hexamethyl-1,2,4,5-tetroxacyclononane (>75%)

5.0050.00

58.  Methyl ethyl ketone peroxide (>60%)

5.0050.00

59.  Methyl isobutyl ketone peroxide (>60%)

5.0050.00

60.  Peracetic acid (>60%)

5.0050.00

61.  Sodium chlorate

25.0050.00

62.  Gas or any mixture of gases (not covered by entry 16) which is flammable in air, when held as a gas

15.00

63.  A substance or any mixture of substances which is flammable in air when held above its boiling point (measured at 1 bar absolute) as a liquid or as a mixture of liquid and gas at a pressure of more than 1.4 bar absolute (see Note 4 to Notes to Part A)

25.00

NOTES TO PART A

Ammonium Nitrate

1.  This applies to ammonium nitrate and ammonium nitrate compounds in which the nitrogen content as a result of the ammonium nitrate is more than 28 per cent. by weight (compounds other than those referred to in Note 2) and to aqueous ammonium nitrate solutions in which the concentration of ammonium nitrate is more than 90 per cent. by weight.

Ammonium Nitrate

2.  This applies to simple ammonium-nitrate based fertilisers which conform with the requirements of the Fertilisers Regulations 1991(2) and to composite fertilisers in which the nitrogen content as a result of the ammonium nitrate is more than 28 per cent. in weight (a composite fertiliser contains ammonium nitrate with phosphate or potash or phosphate and potash).

Polychlorodibenzofurans and polychlorodibenzodioxins

3.  The quantities of polychlorodibenzofurans and polychlorodibenzodioxins are calculated using the following factors:

International Toxic Equivalent Factors (ITEF) for the congeners of concern (NATO/CCMS(3))
2,3,7,8-TCDD1
1,2,3,7,8-PeDD0.5

1,2,3,4,7,8-HxCDD

1,2,3,6,7,8-HxCDD

1,2,3,7,8,9-HxCDD

0.1
1,2,3,4,6,7,8-HpCDD0.01
OCDD0.001
2,3,7,8-TCDF0.1
2,3,4,7,8-PeCDF0.5
1,2,3,7,8-PeCDF0.05

1,2,3,4,7,8-HxCDF

1,2,3,7,8,9-HxCDF

1,2,3,6,7,8-HxCDF

2,3,4,6,7,8-HxCDF

0.1

1,2,3,4,6,7,8-HpCDF

1,2,3,4,7,8,9-HpCDF

0.01
OCDF0.001

T=Tetra; P = Penta; Hx = Hexa; Hp = Hepta; 0 = Octa

Entry Number 63

4.  The controlled quantity of 25 tonnes in column 2 of entry 63 refers in the case of a mixture of substances to the quantity of substances within that mixture held above their boiling point (measured at 1 bar absolute).

PART B:CATEGORIES OF SUBSTANCES AND PREPARATIONS NOT SPECIFICALLY NAMED IN PART A

Column 1Column 2
Categories of hazardous substancesControlled quantity (Q) in tonnes

1.  VERY TOXIC

5.00

2.  TOXIC

50.00

3.  OXIDISING

50.00

4.  EXPLOSIVE (where the substance or preparation falls within the definition given in Note 2(a) to the Notes to Part B excluding those at a factory or magazine subject to assent procedures under section 7 of the Explosives Act 1875 or those licensed under the Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations 1987(4))

50.00

5.  EXPLOSIVE (where the substance or preparation falls within the definition given in Note 2(b) to the Notes to Part B excluding those at a factory or magazine subject to assent procedures under section 7 of the Explosives Act 1875 or those licensed under the Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations 1987)

10.00

6.  FLAMMABLE (where the substance or preparation falls within the definition given in Note 3(a) to the Notes to Part B)

5000.00

7.  HIGHLY FLAMMABLE (where the substance or preparation falls within the definition given in Note 3(b)(i) to the Notes to Part B)

50.00

8.  HIGHLY FLAMMABLE liquids (where the substance or preparation falls within the definition given in Note 3(b)(ii) to Notes to Part B)

5000.00

9.  EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE (where the substance or preparation falls within the definition given in Note 3(b)(ii) to the Notes to Part B)

10.00

10.  DANGEROUS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT in combination with risk phrases

(i)R50: “very toxic to aquatic organisms”

200.00

(ii)R51: “toxic to aquatic organisms”; and

  • R53: “may cause long term adverse effects in the aquatic environment”

500.00

11.  ANY CLASSIFICATION not covered by those given above in combination with risk phrases:

(i)R14: “reacts violently with water” (including R14/R15)

100.00

(ii)R29: “in contact with water, liberates toxic gas”

50.00

NOTES TO PART B

1.  Substances and preparations shall be classified for the purpose of this Schedule according to regulation 5 of the Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 1994(5) (“CHIP”) whether or not the substance or preparation is required to be classified for the purposes of those Regulations, or, in the case of a pesticide approved under the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985(6), in accordance with the classification assigned to it by that approval.

2.  An “explosive” means:

(a)(i)a substance or preparation which creates the risk of an explosion by shock, friction, fire or other sources of ignition (risk phrase(7) R2);

(ii)a pyrotechnic substance is a substance (or mixture of substances) designed to produce heat, light, sound, gas or smoke or a combination of such effects through non-detonating self-sustained exothermic chemical reactions; or

(iii)an explosive or pyrotechnic substance or preparation contained in objects;

(b)a substance or preparation which creates extreme risks of explosion by shock, friction, fire or other sources of ignition (risk phrase R3).

3.  “Flammable”, “highly flammable”, and “extremely flammable” in categories 6, 7, 8 and 9 mean:

(a)flammable liquids:–

  • substances and preparations having a flash point equal to or greater than 21(C and less than or equal to 55(C (risk phrase R10), supporting combustion;

(b)highly flammable liquids:–

(i)substances and preparations which may become hot and finally catch fire in contact with air at ambient temperature without any input of energy (risk phrase R17),

  • substances which have a flash point lower than 55(C and which remain liquid under pressure, where particular processing conditions, such as high pressure or high temperature, may create major-accident hazards; and

(ii)substances and preparations having a flash point lower than 21(C and which are not extremely flammable (risk phrase R11, second indent);

(c)extremely flammable gases and liquids:–

(i)liquid substances and preparations which have a flash point lower than 0°C and the boiling point (or, in the case of a boiling range, the initial boiling point) of which at normal pressure is less than or equal to 35°C (risk phrase R12, first indent);

(ii)gaseous substances and preparations which are flammable in contact with air at ambient temperature and pressure (risk phrase R12, second indent), whether or not kept in the gaseous or liquid state under pressure, excluding liquefied extremely flammable gases (including liquefied petroleum gas) and natural gas referred to in Part A; and

(iii)flammable liquid substances and preparations maintained at a temperature above their boiling point.

NOTES TO PARTS A AND B

1.  Mixtures and preparations shall be treated in the same way as pure substances provided they remain within the concentration limits set according to their properties under the relevant provisions specified in CHIP, unless a percentage composition or other description is specifically given.

2.  In the case of substances and preparations with properties giving rise to more than one classification the lowest thresholds shall apply.

3.  Where a substance or group of substances listed in Part A also falls within a category of Part B, the controlled quantities set out in Part A must be used.

4.  The addition of hazardous substances to determine the quantity present shall be carried out according to the following rule:

if the sum

(where

  • qx = the quantity of hazardous substance x (or category of substance) present and

  • Q = the relevant controlled quantity (Q) from Part A or Part B, except for those substances for which column 3 of Part A contains a quantity Q* in which case the value Q* shall be used in place of the controlled quantity Q in column 2 forthe purpose of applying this rule)

then the controlled quantity of each of the substances which are added together in accordance with each of paragraphs 5(a) to (c) below shall be deemed to be present for the purposes of sections 2(2), 12(2)(c), 21(2)(a) and of section 10A(4) (as applied by the Planning (Control of Major Accident Hazards) (Scotland) Regulations 2000) of the Act and of section 138 (enforcement notice to have effect against subsequent development) of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 as substituted by paragraph 2 of Schedule 4.

5.  The addition rule in paragraph 4 will apply for the following circumstances:–

(a)for substances and preparations appearing in Part A at quantities less than their individual controlled quantity present with substances having the same classification from Part B, and the addition of substances and preparations with the same classification from Part B;

(b)for the addition of categories 1, 2 and 10 from Part B present together; and

(c)for the addition of categories 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 from Part B present together.

PART CSUBSTANCES USED IN AN INDUSTRIAL CHEMICAL PROCESS

Column 1Column 2
Hazardous substancesControlled quantities
Where it is believed that a substance, which is within Part A or Part B, may be generated during loss of control of an industrial chemical process (“HS”), any substance which is used in that process (“S”).The amount of S which it is believed may generate, on its own or in combination with other substances used in the relevant industrial chemical process, the controlled quantity of the HS in question.

NOTES TO PART C

1.  The expression “which it is believed may be generated during loss of control of an industrial chemical process” shall have the same meaning as in the Directive.

2.  Where a substance falling within Part A or B also falls within Part C, the classification with the lowest controlled quantity shall apply, subject to note 3 to the notes to Part A and B..

Regulation 4(10)

SCHEDULE 2PRESCRIBED FORMS

FORM 1The Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Scotland) Act 1997 -section 5(1)The Town and Country Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Scotland) Regulations 1993 (Regulation 5(1))General Application for Hazardous Substances Consent

FORM 2The Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Scotland) Act 1997 -sections 11 and 15The Planning (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 1993 (Regulation 5(2) or (3))Application for either: (tick relevant box)

FORM 12The Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Scotland) Act 1999 -section 10AThe Town and Country Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Scotland) Regulations 1993 (Regulation 15)Claim for Deemed Consent

(1)

37 and 38 Vict c.17.

(2)

S.I. 1991/2197, as amended by S.I. 199

(3)

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Committee for the Challenges of Modern Soc

(4)

S.I. 1987/37.

(5)

S.I. 1994/3247; relevant amendments are made by S.I. 1997/1460.

(6)

1985 c. 48; relevant amendments are made by the Pesticides (Fees and Enforcement) Act 1989 (c. 27), section 1, and the Pesticides Act 1998 (c. 26), section 1(2) to (4).

(7)

“Risk phrase” is defined in regulation 2 of S.I. 1994/3427

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