Chemicals Act sets out the requirements to dangerous enterprises handling a hazardous chemical and to enterprises with a major hazard.
Dangerous enterprise is an establishment where a chemical is handled in a quantity that exceeds the minimum level of hazardousness and falls short of the threshold quantity. Enterprise with a major hazard is an establishment where a chemical is handled in a quantity that exceeds the threshold quantity.
The procedure for determining the minimum level of hazardousness and the threshold of hazardous chemicals and the enterprise hazardousness category are established by the Regulation No. 10 of the Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure 02.02.2016 “The minimum level of hazardousness and the threshold of hazardous chemicals and the procedure of determination the enterprise hazardousness category.”
External emergency plan
The Estonian Rescue Board is a competent authority to draw up the external emergency plan for a category A enterprise with a major hazard.
The purpose of the external emergency plan is to inform the population about the enterprises with a category A enterprise, the chemicals being handled in them, the safety measures, the preparedness of the responding authorities and to provide behavioral guidelines for potential accidents.