The Risk Executive Order describes the general obligations of Seveso enterprises in regard to preventing major accidents and minimising damage, as well as the tasks of the authorities, including cooperation between the authorities and enterprises.
See the Risk Executive Order here (in Danish)
The annexes to the Executive Order contain overviews of the hazardous substances and relevant threshold values that determine whether an enterprise is covered.
Requirements are also listed for the structure of safety reports, safety management systems, emergency management plans, inspections and information that must be communicated to public authorities and the European Commission in the event of an accident.
The Danish Environmental Protection Agency has produced several additional guidelines for Seveso establishments and the local authorities.
New version in 2012
A new version of the Seveso Directive with new hazard labels is expected to be adopted in 2012 as a result of the amended chemicals laws.
The Danish Environmental Protection Agency has produced a guide to classification during the transitional period, to cover the period up to the amendment of the Order on risk, which is scheduled for no later than June 2015.
Guide to classification during the transitional period (in Danish)
Denmark has also transposed the Seveso Directive in several areas. These involve ‘lower-tier’ stores of chlorine or ammonia adjacent to densely populated areas and the handling of temporary stores of hazardous substances during transport.
Read more about the special rule for ammonia and chlorine and about temporary storage of hazardous substances here.
In Denmark, the Order on risk is administered in conjunction with various authorities, each with responsibility for rules and administration within their own area.
The authorities involved are:
As a rule, the environmental authorities coordinate cooperation between enterprises which pose a risk and other authorities.