You will need to notify the Agency if you intend to operate a major hazard facility. A premises can be classed as a major hazard facility if:
- threshold quantities of the Schedule 1 substances that are stored, handled or processed at the premises are exceeded
- a major incident could occur at the premises
- the premises is determined to be a major hazard facility by the Chief Dangerous Good Officer.
Examples of major hazard facilities include:
- oil refineries
- gas processing plants
- large chemical manufactured
- large LP gas storage and distribution facilities.
There are four classes of major hazard facilities - A, B, C, and D. More information regarding these classification can be found in legislation.
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.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.