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Major Accident Hazards Bureau

Seveso Inspections

Through the work of its Major Accident Hazards Bureau (MAHB), the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) provides technical support to competent authority programmes in fulfilling inspection obligations of Council Directive 96/82/EC of 9 December 1996 on the control of major-accident hazards involving dangerous substances (known as the Seveso II Directive). This activity is supported by DG-Environment and the Committee of Competent Authorities for Implementation of the Seveso II Directive.