Italian Legislative Decree August 17, 1999, no.334, subsequently amended and added by legislative decree September 21, 2005, no.238, implements Directive 96/82/EC (Seveso II Directive).
These provisions have the aim of preventing significant incidents connected to certain hazardous substances and limiting the consequences for man and the environment.
Directive 2012/18/EU (“Seveso III” Directive), although it does not significantly modify managers’ obligations and the related system of checks by competent Authorities, it introduces significant innovations, such as the classification of substances and mixtures consistently with CLP regulation - EC no. 1272/2008, the obligation to assess, among the various incident scenarios, also those arising from natural events, etc.
On July 29, 2015, Italian Legislative Decree no. 105/2015 came into force, implementing Directive Seveso III on controlling the risk of incidents connected with hazardous substances.