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.