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Environment Damage Act.

Country/Territory
Germany
Document type
Legislation
Date
2007
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
Act on the prevention and remedying of environmental damage.
Subject
Environment gen.
Keyword
Polluter pays principle Pollution control EIA Liability/compensation Data collection/reporting
Geographical area
Alps, Europe, EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA, European Union Countries, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Western Europe
Entry into force notes
The present Act enters into force on 14 November 2007.
Abstract

Article 1 of the present Act is contained in the Act of 10 May 2007 (BGBl. I 666) implementing 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. This European Directive establishes a framework of environmental liability based on the “polluter-pays”principle. For the purpose of the present Act “environmental damage” includes damage to protected species and natural habitats, water damage and land damage. The text – consisting of 13 articles – deals with the following matters: relations to other provisions, definition of terms, sphere of application, duty to inform, duty to avert dangers, liability in case of damage, general duties and authorizations of the competent authority, fixing of remedying measures, costs, legal protection, cooperation with other member states of the European Union. Three Annexes are enclosed.

Full text
German
Website
www.bgbl.de

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 | 2004

Keyword: Polluter pays principle, Liability/compensation, Protection of habitats, Data collection/reporting, Sustainable use, Ecosystem preservation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Environment Damage Act Competence Ordinance Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Legislation | Germany | 2010

Keyword: Pollution control, EIA, Polluter pays principle, Liability/compensation, Enforcement/compliance

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Environmental Legislation Competence Ordinance.

Legislation | Germany | 2011

Keyword: Pollution control, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Local government, Enforcement/compliance, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Protected area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX