REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on the exercise of the power to adopt delegated acts conferred on the Commission pursuant to Directive 2012/18/EU on the control of major-accident hazards involving dangerous substances, amending and subsequently repealing Council Directive 96/82/EC

1. The European Commission has published a report on the exercise of its power to adopt delegated acts under Directive 2012/18/EU on the control of major-accident hazards involving dangerous substances.

2. Article 25 of the Directive empowered the Commission to adopt delegated acts to adapt annexes II to VI of the Directive to technical progress. The annexes list technical information to be included in documentation required by operators for compliance, and the criteria triggering the obligation of member states to notify the Commission of a major accident.

3. The power did not fully come into force until July 2015. It was initially valid for a period of five years from 13 August 2012, and will be automatically extended for further periods of five years unless the European Parliament (EP) or the Council opposes such extension in accordance with the rules set out in Article 26 of the Directive.

4. Article 26(2) requires the production of a report on the exercise of the power. The published report confirms that, over the past five years, the Commission has not exercised the delegated powers conferred on it by Directive 2012/18/EU.

Topic  Health and Safety 
Department  HSE 
Council Reference  7187/17 
COM Reference  COM(17)122 
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  1. Document 7187/17 - 257 KB - pdf
  2. EM 7187/17 - 182 KB - pdf

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