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Act on research, prevention and remedy of environmental damage - Environmental Damage Law - (No. 1191 of 2016).

Country/Territory
Denmark
Document type
Legislation
Date
2008 (2016)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Environment gen.
Keyword
Hazards Early warning system Environmental audit Inspection Offences/penalties Polluter pays principle Pollution control
Geographical area
Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Entry into force notes
This Act enters into force on 1 July 2008. The Minister of Environment shall decide on entry into force of article 4, section 1, No. 6, points c and d.
Abstract

This Act aims at ensuring that those responsible for imminent or existing threats of environmental damages prevent and alleviate these damages and are liable to all incurred costs thereof. The Act does not apply to emissions or events that led to damage or danger occurred more than 30 years ago, and (art. 6) does not affect the right to limit liability of those responsible for environmental damages in adherence to Chapter 9 of the Marine Act. The Act covers the investigation and remedy of environmental damage caused by an occupational activity, and where an authority's decision identifying who may be held liable for the environmental damage or imminent threat for environmental damage. Art. 20 - The Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark shall order the liable party to provide information and conduct assessments on how the environmental damage remedy and prevention shall take place by sampling, analyzing and measuring these hazardous substances to clarify causes, extent of damage and remedy requirements. The Act applies to damages occurred after 1 July 2008.

Full text
Danish
Website
www.retsinformation.dk

References - Legislation

Implements

Directive 2004/35/CE of the European Parliament and of the Council on environmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage.

Legislation | European Union | 2004 (2019)

Keyword: Liability/compensation, Polluter pays principle, Protection of habitats, Data collection/reporting, Pollution control, Public health, Soil pollution/quality, Marine pollution, Sustainable use, Ecosystem preservation, Freshwater pollution, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2013/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on safety of offshore oil and gas operations and amending Directive 2004/35/EC.

Legislation | European Union | 2013

Keyword: Energy conservation/energy production, Business/industry/corporations, Natural gas, Liability/compensation, Polluter pays principle, Protection of habitats, Data collection/reporting, Marine pollution, Oil pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Order No. 1254 on delegation the Minister of Environment's powers in the Environmental Protection Act and other laws related to the Environmental Protection Agency.

Legislation | Denmark | 2013

Keyword: Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Environmental planning, Institution, Protection of habitats, Policy/planning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 1092 on partial entry into force of Act No. 466.

Legislation | Denmark | 2008

Keyword: Enforcement/compliance, Hazards, Precautionary principle

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 652 on assessment and remedy criteria in environmental damage.

Legislation | Denmark | 2008

Keyword: Hazards, Ecosystem preservation, Environmental planning, Environmental standards, Processing/handling, Policy/planning, Standards, Protection of environment, Protected area, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 657 on administration and supervising costs for the environmental damage law.

Legislation | Denmark | 2008

Keyword: Environmental fees/charges, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Hazards, Environmental audit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

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

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 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

Act amending the Environmental Protection Act, Act on environmental permits of livestock, the Contaminated Soil Act and various other Acts (No. 446 of 2012).

Legislation | Denmark | 2012

Keyword: Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Data collection/reporting, Pollution control, Authorization/permit, Freshwater pollution, Fertilizers/nutrients, Emissions, Protection of habitats, Aquaculture, Fishery management and conservation, Management/conservation, Wild fauna, Wild flora

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act amending the Environmental Protection Act, the Planning Act and various other Acts (No. 1273 of 2011).

Legislation | Denmark | 2011

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

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 relevant to taxation (No. 1336 of 2008).

Legislation | Denmark | 2008

Keyword: Tax/levy, Governance

Source: FAO, FAOLEX