Permitting requirements (include former LAP: safety-distances)

Permitting requirements (include former LAP: safety-distances)

This LAP refers to the permitting requirements. In particular it underlines if there are some requirements in terms of environmental assessment, risk assessment, safety requirements.
 
What are the main requirements with their applicable regulations for building a hydrogen production facility (e.g. permitting regime, agreement) apart from the land use planning? Please list them including: a
) environmental assessment (e.g.: emissions (IED), noise, etc.) b) risk assessment c) safety requirements, including internal/external safety distances d) others
a - environmental assessment (e.g.: emissions (IED), noise, etc.)
b - risk assessment
c - safety requirements, including internal/external safety distances
d - others
Is it a barrier? Yes
Type of Barrier Operational barriers
Assessment Severity
2
Assessment There is no hydrogen specific regulation and the rules and regulation for natural gas will apply. Lack of expert capacity in the authorities related to the permitting process.

There is lack of knowledge and awareness on the matter. No demo projects have still been implemented in Bulgaria although there is interest for that. The process may be time consuming and contact with the authorities has to be in place before initiation.
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