The Public Safety (Establishments) Decree [Besluit externe veiligheid inrichtingen – BEVI] is an order in council [algemene maatregel van bestuur – AmvB] whose purpose is to limit the risks associated with externe veiligheid [external safety]. The BEVI imposes limit values that must be applied when spatial planning permits are issued. The Decree contains standards for assessing whether a high-risk activity may take place at a certain location. The Decree also stipulates what may be built in the immediate vicinity. It also obliges public authorities to provide arguments justifying their decision to accept a risk in the vicinity of a high-risk establishment.