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Decree-Law No. 276/2009 establishing the regime for the use of sewage sludge in agricultural soils, in order to avoid harmful effects for human beings, water, soil, plants and animals, promoting its correct use, transposing for the National legal order the Council Directive No. 86/278/EEC.

Country/Territory
Portugal
Document type
Legislation
Date
2009
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Original source
Diário da República, I Série, No. 192, 2 October 2009.
Subject
Agricultural & rural development, Land & soil, Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Fertilizers/nutrients Authorization/permit Soil conservation/soil improvement Soil pollution/quality Waste domestic sources Waste management Waste non-domestic sources Public health Sewerage Waste disposal
Geographical area
Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries, North Atlantic, North-East Atlantic, Southern Europe
Entry into force notes
This Decree-Law enters into force on the day after its publication.
Abstract

This Decree-Law establishes the regime for the use of sewage sludge in agricultural soils, transposing Council Directive 86/278/EEC of 12 June into the National legislation, in order to avoid harmful effects to human beings, for water, soils, plants and animals, promoting their correct use. It applies to the use, in agricultural soils, of sewage sludge originating from domestic wastewater treatment plants, urban waste, agro-livestock activities, septic tanks or others of similar composition. Sludge storage and treatment operations are licensed under the terms of articles 27 to 31 of the general waste management regime, approved by Decree-Law No. 178/2006 of 5 September.

Full text
Portuguese
Website
dre.pt

References - Legislation

Implements

Decree-Law No. 178/2006 on waste management.

Legislation | Portugal | 2006

Keyword: Waste management, Waste disposal, Recycling/reuse, Waste prevention, Polluter pays principle, Hazardous waste, Transport/storage, Authorization/permit, Basic legislation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Council Directive 86/278/EEC on the protection of the environment, and in particular of the soil, when sewage sludge is used in agriculture.

Legislation | European Union | 1986

Keyword: Fertilizers/nutrients, Soil conservation/soil improvement, Soil pollution/quality, Waste domestic sources, Waste management, Waste non-domestic sources, Sewerage, Waste disposal

Source: FAO, FAOLEX