|a - What are the main regulations/requirements regarding land use plans for building an HRS (e.g. permitting regime, agreement)?|
|b - Are there specific requirements or zone prohibitions for HRS in the land use plans?|
|Which is the authority responsible for delivering the land use permit?|
|Is there a uniform permit process at local level throughout a country? (uniform interpretation?)|
|If needed, what is required and how much time does it take to change the land use plan?|
|Is it a barrier?||Yes|
|Type of Barrier||Operational barriers, Regulatory gap|
|Assessment||There are no specific regulations concerning hydrogen refuelling stations, which may cause relatively long land use plan processes.
If the HRS is compared to industrial operation because of the large amount of stored hydrogen, the siting of HRS can be difficult outside industrial areas.
Restrictions and/or special permissions to siting a HRS can be set by Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (Tukes) and/or the rescue service authority.
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