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Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017
Current version for 15 November 2019 to date (accessed 8 December 2019 at 09:57)
Meaning of hazardous chemicals that are “present or likely to be present”
A reference in this Regulation to hazardous chemicals, including Schedule 15 chemicals, being at a facility is a reference to the quantity of hazardous chemicals that would, if present, meet the maximum capacity of the facility, including—the maximum capacity of process vessels and interconnecting pipe systems that contain the hazardous chemicals, andthe maximum capacity of storage tanks and vessels used for the hazardous chemicals, andthe maximum capacity of other storage areas at the facility that could contain the hazardous chemicals, andthe maximum capacity of pipe work outside process areas to contain the hazardous chemicals, andthe maximum quantity of hazardous chemicals that would, in the event of failure, escape into the facility from pipe work that is situated off the premises but is connected to the facility, andthe maximum quantity of hazardous chemicals loaded into or onto, or unloaded from, vehicles, trailers, rolling stock and ships that are from time to time present at the facility in the course of the facility’s operations.Subclause (1) applies with any necessary changes to hazardous chemicals that are at a proposed facility.Schedule 15 chemicals present or likely to be present in the tailings dam of a mine are not to be considered in determining whether a mine is a facility or a major hazard facility.