Monitoring and Public Alert System (MoLaRi) according to SEVESO II

Council Directive 96/82/EC on Seveso II was adopted in the countries of the European Community on 3rd February 1997. Hungary met its obligation to harmonise the national laws to Directive Severo II by adopting its regulation on protection against severe industrial accidents (Chapter IV of Act LXXIV of 1999, Government Decree 2/2001 (17th January), Regulation 42/2001 (23rd December) GM).

At the end of 2012, 88 plants with lower thresholds and 74 plants with upper thresholds fell under the effect of the Directive. The licensing and official control of hazardous industrial plans were performed by the Industrial Accident Prevention and Surveillance Department of the National Directorate General for Disaster Management (OKF).

To provide protection for the inhabitants against severe industrial accidents, OKF installs a chemical monitoring and public alert system (MoLaRi) in the vicinity of hazardous industrial plants. In period between 2006 and 2013, the system implemented in the vicinity of 20 hazardous industrial plants give alerts and information to the population in the case of any severe industrial accidents and provide data for the decision-makers in relation to the spread and effects of released hazardous materials.

The disaster prevention act obliges the managements of industrial plants to assess risks related to the hazardous materials stored in their plants, to determine the effects of any potential severe accidents and to take the necessary preventive measures to protect the inhabitants and the environment. This information is included in the SAFETY REPORT and ANALYSIS of the hazardous plant. The safety report is public information available for anyone in the regionally competent mayor’s office.

The specialists of our Company offer help in the proper assessment and analysis of the risks and the drawing of the relevant safety report. We are at your disposal with our advices in relation to issues arising and actions to be taken during the planning, construction and operation of facilities falling under the effect of Directive Seveso II, and cooperate in the organisation of certain official procedures.