APQ regulation, impacts and new legislation

In this article you can find out whether if the new APQ Royal Decree affects your company, or the changes in the new legislation.

The Storage of Chemical Products (APQ) affects all those companies that store, load, unload or transport dangerous chemical products in solid, liquid or gaseous state. The regulation of these activities experienced changes in recent years. From TEMA, we point out the most important aspects.

Currently, the regulation that rules the APQ for new facilities is the Royal Decree 656/2017. This regulation applies to new constructions and to expansions or modifications of existing activities. Pre-existing installations that remain unchanged are ruled by RD 379/2001, with the exception that the schedule of inspections has been updated to match the current decree schedule (RD 656/2017), although these inspections will be carried out according to the previous decree regulations.

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