This document includes questions and answers (Q&A) concerning primarily technical issues, which arose in the implementation of Directive 2012/18/EC (aka Seveso-III Directive) and its predecessors. The answers are the result of discussions between the European Commission services and the Seveso Expert Group (SEG), and, prior to creation of the latter in 2011, in the Committee of Competent Authorities.
They aim at facilitating a harmonised implementation throughout the European Union. The answers cover only general aspects and do not deal with specific situations of individual Member States or economic operators. This document is solely a compilation of the relevant conclusions agreed at the various meetings. The answers provided in this document do not represent an official position of the European Commission and cannot be invoked as such in the context of legal proceedings. Final judgements concerning the interpretation of the Directive can only be made by the European Court of Justice.