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Act on Public Access to Environmental Information (No. 980 of 2017).

Country/Territory
Denmark
Document type
Legislation
Date
1994 (2017)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Environment gen.
Keyword
Access-to-information Basic legislation
Geographical area
Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Entry into force notes
The Act does not apply to appeals of decisions taken before its entry into force. For such complaints previous rules apply.
Abstract

This Act regulates the access of the general public to official documents regarding environmental issues such as the state of water, air, soil, fauna, flora, land and natural sites; activities (including noise) or measures adversely affecting, or likely so to affect the environment; activities or measures designed to protect the environment, including administrative measures and environmental management programmes. The consolidated version amends article 4, section 6, with regard to decisions on public access to environmental information which can be appealed separately to the authority body in relation to the decision or treatment in general of the case (article 4). Refusal of access granted may be presented to a Board of Appeal in adherence to the Environmental Protection Act, Chapter 12.

Full text
Danish
Website
www.retsinformaiton.dk

References - Legislation

Implements

Directive 2003/4/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on public access to environmental information and repealing Council Directive 90/313/EEC

Legislation | European Union | 2003

Keyword: Access-to-information, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Governance, Data collection/reporting, Access-to-justice, Basic legislation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Act amending Nature Protection Act, the Environmental Protection Act and various other laws (No. 484 of 2010).

Legislation | Denmark | 2010

Keyword: Energy conservation/energy production, Environmental standards, Environmental planning, Policy/planning, Standards, Protection of environment, Authorization/permit, Marine protected areas, Protected area, Hazardous substances, Water supply, Flood, Freshwater resources management, National parks, Hunting/capture, Management/conservation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act amending Nature and Environmental Act and others.

Legislation | Denmark | 2012

Keyword: Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Data collection/reporting, Protection of environment, Governance

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act amending the Law on Natural and Environmental Appeal Board and various other Acts (No. 580 of 2012).

Legislation | Denmark | 2012

Keyword: Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Data collection/reporting, Registration, Access-to-justice, Access-to-information, Protection of environment

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Proposition Document 2013/1 LSF 62 for amending Act on Nature and Environment Board of Appeals and other Acts.

Legislation | Denmark | 2013

Keyword: Data collection/reporting, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Offences/penalties, Governance

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act amending Act on Nature and Environment Board of Appeals and other Acts (No. 86 of 2014).

Legislation | Denmark | 2014

Keyword: Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Data collection/reporting, Environmental planning, Governance, Policy/planning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation No. 1715 on the Environmental and Food Appeals Board.

Legislation | Denmark | 2016

Keyword: Institution, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Governance

Source: FAO, FAOLEX