On August 05, 2013, the Ministry of Industry and Trade issues the Circular No. 20/2013/TT-BCT promulgating plans and measures for chemical incident prevention in industry.
In accordance with this Circular, organizations and individuals producing, trading, storing and using dangerous chemicals in industry must have plans in the case as follows: projects investing in production, storage and use of dangerous chemicals with the maximum chemical storage volume at a time more than or equal to the threshold prescribed in Annex IV of the Decree No. 26/2011/ND-CP must formulate Plan before the project officially operates; the facilities of dangerous chemical production, trading, storage and use (hereinafter abbreviated to chemical facilities) with the maximum chemical storage volume at a time more than or equal to the threshold ; the chemical projects and chemical facilities that change the production capacity, storage volume, scale or change quantity, kinds of chemicals with the maximum chemical storage volume at a time more than or equal to the threshold; the chemical projects and chemical facilities have dangerous chemicals under the list of chemicals that must formulate Plan and have chemicals under the list that must formulate Measures, must formulate Plan for all those chemicals and not required to formulate Measures.
Dossier for plan’s appraisal and approval includes a request official dispatch of organization or individual; plan including 12 (twelve) copies, in case if this quantity needs be more, organization or individual must supply additionally at the request of the appraisal agency; report on feasibility research, or the economic – technical Report on works construction, or plan on production and business includes 01 (one) copy certified by chemical facility or chemical project or other documents enclosed (if any). Organization or individual may, directly or through post office, submit dossier requesting for Plan appraisal and approval at the Vietnam Chemicals Agency.
This Circular takes effect on October 15, 2013.