Section V.
Safety reporting on the operation of installations

Subsection I.

Article 4.5.1. Translation not available

Subsection II.
Notification and content demarcation of the proposed regional safety report

Article 4.5.2. Translation not available

Article 4.5.3. Translation not available

Article 4.5.4.

If the initiator demonstrates that certain substances present at the establishment or in a part of the installation itself can cause no serious accidents in accordance with the criteria referred to in article 12, 5, of the agreement of cooperation, the administration can decide that the information in the regional safety report will be restricted to that of importance to the preven-tion of the remaining risks of major accidents and the limitation of their consequences on man and the environment.

If the administration decides to limit the information in the regional environmental report, it sends its decision and all the necessary information immediately and in any event before the li-censing decision to the Commission of the European Community.

Subsection III.
Drawing up of the regional safety report

Article 4.5.5. Translation not available

Article 4.5.6.

Without prejudice to the application of Art. 4.5.4, the regional safety report must contain at least following information to the extent this is available:

  1. Information on the management system and on the organisation of the establishment with a view to the prevention of serious accidents. This information must cover the points contained in article 10 of the agreement of cooperation.
  2. presentation of the environment of the establishment:
    1. a description of the site, including the geographical position, the meteorological, geological and hydrographic information, including historical aspects relevant to safety;
    2. the identification of external sources of danger and vulnerable objects in the environment as well as the information available on these sources;
    3. a description of the zones which could be affected by a serious accident;
  3. description of the plant:
    1. identification of installations and activities inside the establishment which could cause a seri-ous accident;
    2. description of the activities and products from parts of the establishment which are important from a safety perspective;
    3. description of the procedures and operating methods;
    4. description of hazardous substances:
      1. a list of the hazardous substances which consists of:
        • the description of the hazardous substances: chemical name, CAS number, name according to IUPAC Nomenclature;
        • the maximum quantity of the hazardous substances present or that can be present;
      2. physical, chemical, toxicological characteristics and information both on immediate and sub-sequent dangers to persons and the environment;
      3. the physical and chemical behaviour under normal conditions of use or with foreseeable accidents;
  4. Identification and analysis of serious accidents with potential consequences for the surround-ing area (persons and environment) and prevention resources:
    1. detailed description of the scenarios for possible major accidents and the circumstances in which these can occur, including a summary of the incidents that can play an important part in the triggering of these scenarios, irrespective of whether the causes are inside or outside the installation;
    2. a description of the possible causes of serious accidents and of the circumstances in which such a serious accident could occur, accompanied by a description of the preventive action taken;
    3. quantification of the risks, as indicated in the SR guideline manual, associated with scenarios described in point a);
    4. an appraisal of the extent and severity of the consequences of identified serious accidents;
    5. a description of the technical parameters of importance to the safety of the installations and of the equipment intended for the safety of the installations;
  5. Measures for protection and taking action to reduce the consequences of a serious accident:
    1. a description of the technical parameters of importance to the safety of the installations and of the equipment intended for the safety of the installations;
    2. description of the equipment installed in the plant to limit the consequences of major accidents; organisation of alarm and intervention;
    3. description of mobilizable resources, internal or external;
    4. description of the internal emergency plan referred to in article 15 of the agreement of cooperation;
  6. A description and appraisal of the preventive and consequence-limiting measures of a technical and organisational nature to be taken by the initiator, including the period during which that will be completed;
  7. a plan of alternatives that can reasonably be taken into consideration as regards location, site, procedure and quantities of hazardous substances, included the zero alternative and the closure of the installation;
  8. a statement of the difficulties, technical absences or missing knowledge that the initiator and/or the experts may have experienced with the collection and processing of the required in-formation and the consequences of this for the scientific nature of the report;
  9. A non-technical summary of the information provided as described in 1 up to and including 8;

Subsection IV.
Research and the use of the regional safety report

Article 4.5.7. Translation not available

Article 4.5.8. Translation not available