The Seveso 2 directive and the oil industry

21 Dec 1998

This report has been prepared in order to give guidance to the management of sites in the oil industry on the interpretation of the Seveso 2 (or COMAH) Directive.Emphasis has been put on differences with the Seveso 1 Directive. A number of items were selected and worked out in more detail, and in some cases completed with examples. This guidance is based on the provisions of the Directive itself. As the Directive is implemented in the member states (due in February 1999), more information will become available in the different member states from other kinds of industries, professional organisations, competent authorities, etc. which might also be helpful in the interpretation and final implementation of this Directive.