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Act on Danish subsoil exploitation (No. 1533 of 2019).

Country/Territory
Denmark
Document type
Legislation
Date
1981 (2019)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Mineral resources
Keyword
Basic legislation Exploration EEZ-Exclusive Economic Zone Continental shelf Authorization/permit Policy/planning Tax/levy Transport/storage Oil Concession Internal trade Mining Maritime zone
Geographical area
Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Abstract

This Act sets rules on the appropriate exploitation of the Danish underground and its natural resources in adherence to EU regulations. It applies to Danish EEZ and on the Danish continental shelf area and particularly to the planning of extraction of raw materials of the subsoil which has not been subject to economic exploitation in Denmark prior to 23 February 1932, to the exploitation of underground storage or for any purpose other than extraction of raw materials, and to scientific studies of the subsurface. The Minister of Climate and Energy shall grant permission for a period of max. 3 years to studies for the exploration and production of commodities covered in this Act and/or the exploitation of underground storage or purpose other than recovery. Expropriation activities are subject to licence and companies involved in this sector business shall pay a governmental fee thereof in addition to a tax calculated on the basis of area size covered by the permit (land tax) and a tax calculated on the amount of extracted raw materials (production tax); there may be conditions on the payment to pay the government a share of these activities’ economic revenues. Permit of research and exploration of hydrocarbons shall be notified after the Minister of Climate and Energy decides methods thereof. Permission granted shall be based on two criteria: a) expertise and financial background and b) the research applicants must notify method planned to perform in specific area. Successfully granted permits shall then be given a commencement date when to begin such extraction activities. The Minister of Climate and Energy shall decide on state-owned companies to have the purchase right of max. 50% of a licensee's current production of liquid hydrocarbons. Permits for exploration and production of geothermal energy shall be notified after the public call for applications through gazette. The subsoil suitability for geological storage of CO2, which criteria is determined on the basis of the characterization and assessment of the potential storage and surrounding area, shall be governed by the Minister of Climate and Energy criteria decisions.

Full text
Danish
Website
www.retsinformation.dk

References - Legislation

Implements

Council Directive 79/409/EEC on the conservation of wild birds.

Legislation | European Union | 1979 (2003)

Keyword: Birds, Hunting/capture, Endangered species, Management/conservation, Protection of habitats, Hunting gear/hunting methods, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Council Directive 92/43/EEC on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora

Legislation | European Union | 1992 (2013)

Keyword: Ecosystem preservation, Protected area, Biodiversity, Protection of habitats, Wild fauna, Wild flora, Management/conservation, Endangered species, Hunting/capture, Hunting gear/hunting methods, Data collection/reporting, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 94/22/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the conditions for granting and using authorizations for the prospection, exploration and production of hydrocarbons.

Legislation | European Union | 1994

Keyword: Oil, Exploration, Mining, Continental shelf, Authorization/permit, Maritime zone

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Council Directive 85/337/EEC on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment.

Legislation | European Union | 1985

Keyword: EIA, Authorization/permit, Land-use planning, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Order No. 684 on EIA, impact assessment of international conservation areas and protection of certain species in offshore projects related to research and abstraction of hydrocarbon storage, laying of underground pipelines.

Legislation | Denmark | 2011

Keyword: Authorization/permit, Biofuel, EIA, Energy conservation/energy production, Natural gas, Oil, Policy/planning, Transport/storage, Continental shelf, Maritime zone

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 1132 on third party use of facilities for extraction, treatment and transport of hydrocarbon.

Legislation | Denmark | 2011

Keyword: Exploration, Transport/storage, Access right, Continental shelf, Internal trade, Data collection/reporting, Authorization/permit, Oil, Maritime zone

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 1133 on Energy Agency's functions and powers.

Legislation | Denmark | 2011

Keyword: Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Internal trade, Energy conservation/energy production, Institution, Research, Subsidy/incentive, Ecofriendly products/ecofriendly processes, Renewable energy, Climate change

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 859 on geological storage of CO2.

Legislation | Denmark | 2011

Keyword: Transport/storage, Coal, Exploration, Mining, Authorization/permit, Natural gas

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 1419 on VVM impact assessment on international nature protection areas and protection of certain species of exploration and production of hydrocarbons, underground storage, pipelines offshore.

Legislation | Denmark | 2015

Keyword: Protection of habitats, Marine pollution, Mining, Exploration, Transport/storage, Continental shelf, Marine protected areas, Deep sea bed, Territorial sea, Protected area, Maritime zone

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation No. 1050 on the administration of international nature conservation areas and protection of certain species in pre-exploration, exploration, and extraction of hydrocarbons, underground storage, offshore pipelines, and related activities (the Offshore Habitat Regulation).

Legislation | Denmark | 2022

Keyword: Exploration, Natural gas, Mining, Authorization/permit, Territorial sea, EEZ-Exclusive Economic Zone, Continental shelf, Deep sea bed, Marine pollution, Maritime zone, Management/conservation, Protected area, Ecosystem preservation, Protection of habitats, Protection of species, Risk assessment/management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 1425 on geological storage of CO2 and other substances.

Legislation | Denmark | 2016

Keyword: Transport/storage, Coal, Exploration, Mining, Authorization/permit, Natural gas, Data collection/reporting, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 56 on the submission of samples and other information about the Danish subsoil.

Legislation | Denmark | 2002

Keyword: Data collection/reporting, Mining, Exploration, Continental shelf, Maritime zone

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Act amending the Danish subsoil exploitation Act, the Electricity Supply Act, the Coastal Protection Act, other harbor acts etc. (No. 548 of 2007).

Legislation | Denmark | 2007

Keyword: Pollution control, Enforcement/compliance, Management/conservation, Continental shelf, Maritime zone

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act amending the Act on Danish subsoil exploitation ((No. 1230 of 2003).

Legislation | Denmark | 2003

Keyword: Oil, Contract/agreement, Exploration, Enforcement/compliance, Internal trade, Mining

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act amending the Act on Danish subsoil exploitation (No. 541 of 2011).

Legislation | Denmark | 2011

Keyword: Transport/storage, Enforcement/compliance, Exploration, Internal trade, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Access right, Oil, Natural gas

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 1400 on amending various Acts related to the Ministry of Climate and Energy sectors.

Legislation | Denmark | 2008

Keyword: Energy conservation/energy production, Registration, Climate change

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act amending Act on Danish subsoil exploitation (No. 535 of 2015).

Legislation | Denmark | 2015

Keyword: Exploration, Policy/planning, Mining, Natural gas, Data collection/reporting, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Liability/compensation, Pollution control, Risk assessment/management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX