You will be require notify the Agency if you intend to operate a major hazard facility. A premises is classified as a major hazard facility if it stores, handles or processes quantities of substances specified in Schedule 1 that exceed the specified threshold quantity, or if you intend to do so. Premises that have or intend to have quantities of Schedule 1 substances more than the critical quantity (10 percent of the threshold quantity) are required to notify the Agency.
A premises is also classified as a major hazard facility if a major incident could occur at the premises. A major incident is an incident that causes serious harm to people, property or the environment.
Examples of major hazard facilities include oil refineries, gas processing plants, large chemical manufactured, or large LP gas storage and distribution facilities.
There are four types of major hazard facility: Class A, Class B, Class C, and Class D. More information regarding these classification can be found in the relevant legislation.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.