Seveso III and changes to COMAH – start getting ready

Seveso III and changes to COMAH – start getting ready

In July 2012, the Seveso III directive dealing with controls to major accident hazards (COMAH) was published, making changes to the COMAH regime and bringing it in line with the regulation on  classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP).

The UK has until the 1 June 2015 to replace the current COMAH regulations and implement Seveso III into national law, and there is plenty that operators can be doing now to prepare.

Draft COMAH 2015 regulations are available for review and a consultation has just closed o

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About the author:

Simone is an environmental law specialist and is head of LexisPSL Environment.

Simone moved to LexisNexis from Clyde & Co where she trained. Whilst at Clyde & Co Simone gained experience in contentious work, including large scale arbitrations, private claims and regulatory breaches, and a variety of non-contentious issues. Some of her experience includes the EU Emissions Trading System, the domestic Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme, environmental due diligence, Energy Performance Certificates, permitting requirements and contaminated land.

Simone has written a number of articles, which have been published in various journals and is a trustee of the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association (UKELA).