In March 2012, an expert group was established to elaborate safety guidelines for oil terminals within a project on hazard and crisis management in the Danube Delta between the Republic of Moldova, Romania and Ukraine. The project is implemented under the Assistance Programme of the Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents. It aims at enhancing and where possible harmonizing the mechanisms and approaches for efficient and effective hazard and crisis management between the three project countries in the Danube Delta.
The safety guidelines for oil terminals are expected to promote incident-free operation and to improve the understanding among the authorities and operators of the necessary safety standards to be applied at oil terminals. The safety guidelines should be developed by March 2013 for which the expert group expects to hold three meetings. The expert group consists of national and international experts from Belgium, Germany, Romania, the Russian Federation and the United Kingdom, including the authority and operator level.
Further information on the meetings of the expert group can be found below: