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Regulation (2014:21) on the geological storage of carbon dioxide.

Document type
2014 (2019)
Environment gen., Mineral resources, Sea, Water, Wild species & ecosystems
Protection of habitats Continental shelf Marine pollution Transport/storage Maritime zone EEZ-Exclusive Economic Zone Freshwater pollution Pollution control Birds Wild fauna Wild flora Management/conservation
Geographical area
Arctic, Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries, North Atlantic, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe

This Regulation applies to the geological storage of carbon dioxide in Sweden, the Swedish continental shelf and the Swedish EEZ. Article 6 of the 1996 Protocol to the 1972 Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter (SU 2000:48) requires a special agreement between Sweden and another confining state. Should Sweden not enter into such an agreement, the storage of carbon dioxide may not take place in a storage that spans both Swedish territory or the Swedish economic zone and the other territory or economic zone. The Act applies to the protection of Natura2000 environmental protected sites. The monitoring plan shall relate to the management of the risks identified in risk assessment of these storages, and shall contain detailed information of the inspection to take place during the operation of the main phases. The Regulation also provides for the protection of freshwater and more specifically water intended for human consumption.

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References - Legislation


Swedish Environmental Code (1998:808).

Legislation | Sweden | 1998 (2018)

Keyword: Framework law, Institution, Pollution control, EIA, Access-to-information, Agricultural land, Ecosystem preservation, Environmental audit, Environmental planning, Genetically modified organism (GMO), Environmental standards, Inspection, Polluter pays principle, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties, Soil rehabilitation, Policy/planning, Standards, Protection of environment, Management/conservation, Waste management, Waste prevention, Water conservation zone, Waterworks, Drainage/land reclamation, Authorization/permit, Protected area, National parks


Directive 2009/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the geological storage of carbon dioxide.

Legislation | European Union | 2009

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Climate change, Continental shelf, Maritime zone, Exploration, Authorization/permit, EEZ-Exclusive Economic Zone