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Regulation No. 1050 on the administration of international nature conservation areas and protection of certain species in pre-exploration, exploration, and extraction of hydrocarbons, underground storage, offshore pipelines, and related activities (the Offshore Habitat Regulation).

Country/Territory
Denmark
Document type
Regulation
Date
2022
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Mineral resources, Sea, Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
Exploration Natural gas Mining Authorization/permit Territorial sea EEZ-Exclusive Economic Zone Continental shelf Deep sea bed Marine pollution Maritime zone Management/conservation Protected area Ecosystem preservation Protection of habitats Protection of species Risk assessment/management
Geographical area
Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Entry into force notes
This Regulation enters into force on 1 July 2022.
Abstract

This Regulation, issued by the Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities, lays down rules on significance and impact assessments pertaining to international nature conservation areas and protection of certain animal species in connection with certain projects within the Danish territorial waters, exclusive economic zone, and continental shelf. Projects included are: 1. Projects related to pre-exploration, exploration, extraction, and transportation of hydrocarbons and geothermal energy covered by the Act on Danish subsoil exploitation (No. 960 of 2011); 2. Other projects covered by the subsoil exploitation act, including projects related to the use of the subsoil for storage or purposes other than extraction; 3. Projects related to the geological storage of CO2 below 100 kilotons for the purpose of research, development, or testing of new products and processes in accordance with the respective regulation; 4. Projects on the continental shelf for the exploration of the seabed's or its subsoil's mineral and other non-living resources when the exploration is not carried out for exploitation purposes as stipulated in article 2 of the Continental Shelf Act; 5. Projects on the continental shelf for the establishment of pipelines for the transportation of hydrocarbons, in accordance with article 4 of the Continental Shelf Act; 6. Projects on the territorial waters for the establishment of pipelines for the transportation of hydrocarbons extracted outside Danish territory, in accordance with article 3a of the Continental Shelf Act; and 7. Other projects on the territorial waters for the establishment of pipelines for the transportation of hydrocarbons.

Full text
Danish
Website
www.retsinformation.dk

References - Legislation

Implements

Act on Danish subsoil exploitation (No. 1533 of 2019).

Legislation | Denmark | 1981 (2019)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Exploration, EEZ-Exclusive Economic Zone, Continental shelf, Authorization/permit, Policy/planning, Tax/levy, Transport/storage, Oil, Concession, Internal trade, Mining, Maritime zone

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repeals

Order No. 1419 on VVM impact assessment on international nature protection areas and protection of certain species of exploration and production of hydrocarbons, underground storage, pipelines offshore.

Legislation | Denmark | 2015

Keyword: Protection of habitats, Marine pollution, Mining, Exploration, Transport/storage, Continental shelf, Marine protected areas, Deep sea bed, Territorial sea, Protected area, Maritime zone

Source: FAO, FAOLEX