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Act on agricultural use of fertilizers and plant cover (No. 388 of 2017).

Country/Territory
Denmark
Document type
Legislation
Date
2011
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Agricultural & rural development, Environment gen., Cultivated plants, Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Fertilizers/nutrients Agricultural development Agricultural land Protection of environment Farming Hazardous substances Agricultural commodities Plant protection Toxicity/poisoning Basic legislation Pollution control Soil pollution/quality
Geographical area
Europe, EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA, European Union Countries, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Abstract

The Act aims to regulate the agricultural use of fertilizer and lays down provisions requiring the setting up of plant covers and other culture-related activities with the purpose of reducing nitrogen leaking. The Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark regulates provisions of this Act and requires all activities of plant coverage (crop production, animal husbandry, forestry or their combinations) to notify and register their commercial enterprises, should these have an annual taxable turnover exceeding DKK 50 000. The Minister establishes rules regarding the trade of nitrogen fertilizers which activities must be reported with details on type, quantity and content in volume. Biogas, processing facilitiess and combustion plants must also be report data on the received fertilizers, manure and nitrogen contents thereof.

Full text
Danish
Website
www.retsinformation.dk; www.mfvm.dk

References - Legislation

Implements

Council Directive 91/676/EEC concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources.

Legislation | 1991

Keyword: Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Soil pollution/quality, Fertilizers/nutrients, Protection of environment, Farming, Organic waste, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy.

Legislation | 2000

Keyword: Freshwater resources management, Marine pollution, Potable water, Toxicity/poisoning, Food quality control/food safety, Basic legislation, Pollution control, Effluent waste water/discharge, Hazardous substances, Data collection/reporting, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Surface water, Groundwater, Water quality standards, Water conservation zone, Registration, River basin institution, Institution, Basin/catchment/watershed, Right to water, Transboundary effects, International relations/cooperation, Sustainable development, Sustainable use, Pesticides, Human rights

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Order No. 804 on the use of fertilizer during the plan period 2012/2013 and on plant cover.

Legislation | Denmark | 2012

Keyword: Agricultural development, Fertilizers/nutrients, Plant production, Plant protection, Toxicity/poisoning, Standards, Internal trade, Data collection/reporting, Crops/grasses, Vegetables/legumes, Hazardous substances

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 669 on the Danish Agricultural Agency's duties and powers.

Legislation | Denmark | 2012

Keyword: Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Subsidy/incentive, Internal trade, Food quality control/food safety, Registration, Policy/planning, Fish products, Animal production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 853 on commercial keeping of livestock, manure, silage etc.

Legislation | Denmark | 2014

Keyword: Farming, Fertilizers/nutrients, Animal production, Standards, Transport/storage, Policy/planning, Data collection/reporting, Poultry, Cattle, Swine, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Effluent waste water/discharge, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 915 on commercial keeping of livestock, manure, silage etc.

Legislation | Denmark | 2013

Keyword: Soil pollution/quality, Farming, Fertilizers/nutrients, Animal production, Animal health, Standards, Transport/storage, Internal trade, Policy/planning, Data collection/reporting, Poultry, Cattle, Swine, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Effluent waste water/discharge, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order no. 828 on plant cover and cultivation.

Legislation | Denmark | 2015

Keyword: Agricultural development, Internal trade, Fertilizers/nutrients

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 929 on agricultural use of fertilizer in the planning period 2015/2016.

Legislation | Denmark | 2015

Keyword: Fertilizers/nutrients, Environmental standards, Standards, Plant protection, Organic waste

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 291 on nitrogen forecast for the planning period 2012/2013.

Legislation | Denmark | 2013

Keyword: Policy/planning, Farming, Crops/grasses, Fertilizers/nutrients

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree (SFS 2013:301) amending Food Decree (2006:813).

Legislation | Sweden | 2013

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Inspection, Institution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree (SFS 2007:489) amending Decree (2001:1259) containing directions for the Food Agency.

Legislation | Sweden | 2007

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Inspection, Institution, Policy/planning, Animal welfare, Animal health

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 975 on agricultural use of fertilizers for period 2013/2014 and plant cover.

Legislation | Denmark | 2013

Keyword: Agricultural development, Internal trade, Emissions, Fertilizers/nutrients, Plant production, Toxicity/poisoning, Standards, Crops/grasses, Plant protection, Hazardous substances

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 309 on the Danish Agricultural Agency's duties and powers.

Legislation | Denmark | 2013

Keyword: Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Farming, Agricultural development, Fishery management and conservation, Animal production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 903 on agricultural use of fertilizers in 2014/2015 and plant protection.

Legislation | Denmark | 2014

Keyword: Fertilizers/nutrients, Plant protection, Crops/grasses, Policy/planning, Internal trade

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 252 on nitrogen forecast for period 2014/2015.

Legislation | Denmark | 2015

Keyword: Agricultural development, Agricultural land, Agricultural commodities, Fertilizers/nutrients, Plant protection, Toxicity/poisoning, Crops/grasses

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 512 on the Danish Agricultural Agency's duties and powers.

Legislation | Denmark | 2015

Keyword: Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Farming, Agricultural development, Inspection, Certification, Fishery management and conservation, Food quality control/food safety, Animal production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 594 on commercial keeping of livestock, manure, silage.

Legislation | Denmark | 2015

Keyword: Farming, Fertilizers/nutrients, Biofuel, Animal production, Standards, Transport/storage, Policy/planning, Data collection/reporting, Poultry, Cattle, Swine, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Effluent waste water/discharge, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Act amending Act on agricultural use of fertilizers and plant cover (No. 388 of 2013).

Legislation | Denmark | 2013

Keyword: Plant protection, Toxicity/poisoning, Registration

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act amending Act on agricultural use of fertilizers and plant cover (No. 576 of 2015).

Legislation | Denmark | 2015

Keyword: Agricultural development, Agricultural land, Plant protection, Crops/grasses

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repealed by

Act on the use of fertilizers in agriculture and on nutrient-reducing measures (No. 338 of 2019).

Legislation | Denmark | 2019

Keyword: Fertilizers/nutrients, Agricultural development, Agricultural land, Protection of environment, Farming, Hazardous substances, Soil pollution/quality, Agricultural commodities, Plant protection, Toxicity/poisoning, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX