Directive 96/82/EC

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Directive 96/82/EC
Directive on the control of major-accident hazards involving dangerous substances
(Text with EEA relevance)
Made by Council
Made under Art. 130s (EC)
Journal reference L10, 14.1.1997, p.13–33
EEA Joint Committee decision No 709/1998
History
Made 9 December 1996
Came into force 3 February 1997
Implementation date 3 February 1999
Preparative texts
Commission proposal COM 94/4 Final, C106, 14.4.1994, p. 4
COM 95/240 Final
EESC opinion C295, 1994, p. 83
EP opinion C56, 1995, p. 80
C261, 1996, p. 24
Other legislation
Replaces Dir. 82/501/EEC
Amended by Dir. 2003/105/EC
Reg. (EC) No 1882/2003
Reg. (EC) No 1137/2008
Status: Current legislation

Council Directive 96/82/EC of 9 December 1996 on the control of major-accident hazards involving dangerous substances (as amended) is a European Union law aimed at improving the safety of sites containing large quantities of dangerous substances. It is also known as the Seveso II Directive, after the Seveso disaster. It replaced the Seveso Directive and was in turn modified by the Seveso III directive (2012/18/EU).

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