The European Council and the Parliament recognised that pipeline accidents had occurred in Europe and worldwide, which clearly indicated the « major accident hazard » potential of pipelines.
This paper presents an overview of the Community Policy on the control of major accident hazards arising from pipelines, summarises the Commission review/assessment of existing legislation on pipelines within the Member States and outlines the principles on which a possible EU initiative should be based.
The review has shown that many Member States do not have comprehensive « major accident hazard » legislation in place for pipelines and therefore an EU initiative would complete existing industrial risk management legislation, based on the precautionary principle .
Mots-clés Pascal : Europe, Union européenne, Pipeline, Gazoduc, Oléoduc, Transport produit chimique, Sécurité, Risque accidentel, Analyse risque, Prévention accident, Protection environnement, Législation, Directive européenne, Principe précaution
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Europe, European Union, Pipeline, Gas pipeline, Oil pipeline, Chemical product transportation, Safety, Hazard, Risk analysis, Accident prevention, Environmental protection, Legislation, European directive, Precautionary principle
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0116291
Code Inist : 001D07W. Création : 16/11/1999.