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Mining Code Act (No. 950 of 2009).

Country/Territory
Denmark
Document type
Legislation
Date
2008
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Environment gen., Mineral resources
Keyword
Disasters Pollution control Basic legislation Mining Oil Management/conservation Exploration Internal trade Minerals
Geographical area
Europe, EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA, European Union Countries, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Abstract

This Act ensures the the exploitation of mineral deposits on land and sea are part of a sustainable development. It applies to stone, gravel, sand, clay, lime, chalk, peat, topsoil and similar minerals and does NOT apply to commodities covered by Act No. 960 on Danish subsoil exploitation (hydrocarbon, CO2). The Minister of Environment sets regulations on quality and quantity of raw materials used for construction, on the recycling thereof, on the quantity and quality of raw materials used for the manufacturing of industrial products, on the processing of certain raw material quality (abstraction) and on waste, replacement products and dredging materials from the Danish marine area to be recovered and recycled as raw material. Permission for these activities is required and is granted by the municipal council authorities. The county council performs a mapping of mineral deposits on land to which the Minister of Environment and Energy shall set regulations. Specific regulations are set for environmental damage in accordance with articles 7-11 of the Environmental Damage Act, whereby any land contamination as a result of a direct or indirect introduction of substances, organisms or microorganisms to soil or subsoil, result in a significant risk to human health.

Full text
Danish
Website
www.retsinformation.dk

References - Legislation

Implements

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

Legislation | 1992

Keyword: Protection of species, 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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

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

Legislation | 1979

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2006/21/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the management of waste from extractive industries and amending Directive 2004/35/EC.

Legislation | 2006

Keyword: Mining, Exploration, Pollution control, Access-to-information, Hazardous waste, Waste non-domestic sources, Waste management, Waste disposal, Waste prevention

Source: FAO, FAOLEX