Notification of Major Hazard Facility - Western Australia

Description

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.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Operators of a major hazard facility must have a current dangerous goods site licence. The operator of a major hazard facility must prepare a safety report for the facility.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

5 years

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Further fees apply for the approval of safety reports. Please see the attached document for further information on fees.

Apply Licence All $115000.00

Class A annual site fee

Apply Licence All $92000.00 Class B annual site fee
Apply Licence All $92000.00 Class C annual site fee
Apply Licence All $20000.00 Class D annual site fee

Act(s) name

Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Dangerous Goods Safety (Major Hazard Facilities) Regulations 2007 Western Australia

Application process

Apply

You must sign the completed application and lodge it with the following:

  • supporting documentation, which is the original or the original certified document (where a copy is requested this does not apply)
  • site plan and manifest
  • risk assessment
  • if applicable, FES emergency response guide (FES-ERG).

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Resources Safety

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Dangerous Goods Licensing

Resources Safety

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Phone: 08 6251 2300
Email: cso@dmirs.wa.gov.au
Website: Dangerous Goods (Opens in new window)