|Legal name||Council Directive 96/82/EC of 9 December 1996 on the control of major-accident hazards involving dangerous substances|
|Short name||Seveso II directive|
|Issued by||European Council|
|URL to issuer||http://ec.europa.eu/environment/seveso/i...|
|Parent legislative instrument||UNECE Industrial Accidents Convention|
|Abstract||The aim of the Seveso II Directive is two-fold. Firstly, the Directive aims at the prevention of major accident hazards involving dangerous substances. Secondly, as accidents do continue to occur, the Directive aims at the limitation of the consequences of such accidents not only for man (safety and health aspects) but also for the environment (environmental aspects).|
|DG Env review of reporting theme||IPPPC|
|Geographic scope||European Union|
Besides the reporting requirements included here, the Directive sets up requirements for information to be supplied by the Member States to the Commission if major-accident hazards have occurred.
The Seveso II directive has fully replaced its predecessor, the original Seveso Directive.