Safety requirements and process (safety distances internal / external)

Safety requirements and process (safety distances internal / external)

This LAP analyses, in general, the safety requirements (regulations and standards) associated with the approval of HRS. In particular, this LAP looks at the general rules applicable to an HRS (e.g. permitting regime, agreement) apart from the land use planning, including but not limited to:
a) environmental assessment (e.g.: emissions (IED), noise, etc.)
b) risk assessment
c) technical, including internal/external safety distances safety requirements
d) Personnel safety requirements

The LAP also explores whether it is allowed to install an HRS indoors (for example for forklifts) as well as the additional requirements applicable when an HRS is installed indoors.
 
: What are the main requirements with their applicable regulations for building an HRS (e.g. permitting regime, agreement) apart from the land use planning
What are the main requirements with their applicable regulations for building an HRS (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 - technical, including internal/external safety distances safety requirements
d - Personnel safety requirements
e - others
Is it allowed to install and HRS inside for example for forklifts? Is there any additional requirements when you install the HRS inside? If yes, what are the legal requirement? Did they hamper you to install them inside? What are the main requirements with their applicable regulations for building an HRS (e.g. permitting regime, agreement) apart from the land use planning? Please list them including:
Is it a barrier? Yes
Type of Barrier Regulatory gap
Assessment Severity
1
Assessment The lack of implementing regulations of the Ministerial Decree 31 August 2006 causing a major obstacle in the diffusion of HRS in Italy has been overcome thank to a new Decree of 2018, allowing for 700 bars and better alignment to ISO 19880. The local Fire Department refers to this Decree to establish the required safety measures and it is responsible for providing an evaluation in terms of safety and fire prevention. Each municipality may apply different rules for installing a hydrogen refuelling station, and these need to be taken into account when applying for permission to build and operate a HRS.
From a land-use perspective, HRS do not differ significantly from conventional refuelling stations (in general) and those using compressed natural gas (CNG) in particular. However, the lack of specific rules regarding HRS raise the risk that legislation applicable to (industrial) hydrogen production (see category 1) or hydrogen storage (see category 2) would be strictly interpreted and applied mutatis mutandis to HRS thus limiting considerably the zones where some HRSs (especially those with on-site production or with high storage capacity) can be located.
View Legislation Table
PDF Export | Excel Export
The information is correct There are errors ...
Submit a suggestion for improvements
This map depicts the severity of this barrier across the HyLaw Partner countries.
  •   No barrier
  •   Low
  •   Medium
  •   High
  •   Data not available
  •   Selected countries