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Methodology to establish acute exposure threshold levels in case of accidental chemicals release

Objective

ACUTEX is aimed at the development of innovative approaches to define a set of Acute Toxic levels to be used in both areas, land use planning as described in SEVESO II directive and also in emergency planning. A methodology, software tools and Technical Guidance Document (TGD) for establishing European Acute Exposure Threshold Levels (EU AETLs) in case of accidental chemical release will be defined. Compared to currently used methodologies, innovative elements are introduced. This methodology will be validated by cases studies. The methodology will support the harmonised implementation of SEVESO II Directive. Efforts are given to disseminate the methodology to decision-makers in charge of the control of major accident hazards. Thus, the project will be monitored by a critical review panel gathering, risk experts from industry, EU Competent Authorities in order to ensure the widest acceptance of the results.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT INDUSTRIEL ET DES RISQUES
Address
Parc Technologique Alata
60550 Verneuil En Halatte
France

Participants (7)

COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES
Italy
Address
Via E. Fermi 1
21020 Ispra
EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR ECOTOXICOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY OF CHEMICALS
Belgium
Address
4/6,Avenue E.van Nieuwenhuyse 4/6
1160 Bruxelles
EUROPEAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY COUNCIL
Belgium
Address
Avenue E. Van Nieuwenhuyse 4 Bt 1
1160 Bruxelles
Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
United Kingdom
Address
Broad Lane
S3 7HQ Sheffield
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE PER LA PREVENZIONE E LA SICUREZZA DEL LAVORO
Italy
Address
Via Urbana 167
00184 Roma
MINISTERE DE LA REGION WALLONNE
Belgium
Address
Anenue Prince De Liege 15
5100 Jambes
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
Address
30,Clos Chapelle-aux-champs 30
1200 Bruxelles