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Swedish Environmental Code (1998:808).

Country/Territory
Sweden
Document type
Legislation
Date
1998
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Environment gen., Sea, Water, Wild species & ecosystems, Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Framework law Institution Pollution control EIA Access-to-information Agricultural land Ecosystem preservation Environmental audit Environmental planning GMO Environmental standards Inspection Polluter pays principle Enforcement/compliance Offences/penalties Soil rehabilitation Management/conservation Waste management Waste prevention Water conservation zone Waterworks Drainage/land reclamation Authorization/permit Protected area National parks
Geographical area
Arctic, Europe, EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA, European Union Countries, North Atlantic, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Entry into force notes
Entered into force on 1 January 1999.
Abstract

Rules regarding the environment contained in 15 pieces of legislation are placed together in this comprehensive and fundamental code on environment. The Code is divided into seven Parts and each Part is divided into Chapters (33 in total).

Full text
English/Swedish
Website
www.sweden.gov.se; 62.95.69.15

References - Legislation

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Ordinance concerning environmentally hazardous activities and the protection of public health (1998:899).

Legislation | Sweden | 1998

Keyword: EIA, Institution, Authorization/permit, Waste management, Waste prevention, Sewerage, Hazardous waste, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Effluent waste water/discharge, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree relative to environment impact assessment.

Legislation | Sweden | 1998

Keyword: EIA, Environmental audit, Environmental fees/charges, Transboundary effects, International agreement-implementation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree relative to environmental control (SFS 2011:13).

Legislation | Sweden | 2011

Keyword: Pollution control, Institution, Inspection, Aquaculture, Biotechnology, GMO, Forestry protection measures, Forest management/forest conservation, Monitoring, Sustainable development, Management/conservation, Protected area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree (2010:1341) relative to protection of the marine environment.

Legislation | Sweden | 2010

Keyword: Marine pollution, Management/conservation, Ecosystem preservation, Pollution control, Environmental planning, Environmental standards, EIA, Institution, Monitoring, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Urban National Park Decree (SFS No. 2009:55).

Legislation | Sweden | 2009

Keyword: Land-use planning, Urban land, National parks, Institution, Protected area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree concerning extraction waste (2008:722).

Legislation | Sweden | 2008

Keyword: Mining, Waste disposal, Hazardous waste, Authorization/permit, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree relative to chemical products and biotechnical organisms (2008:245).

Legislation | Sweden | 2008

Keyword: Animal health, Biosafety, Biotechnology, Biological agents, Pesticides, Pollution control, Hazardous substances, Registration, Data collection/reporting, EIA, Classification/declassification

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree relative to bathing waters (SFS 2008:218).

Legislation | Sweden | 2008

Keyword: Inland waters, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Water quality standards, Certification, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

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

Legislation | Sweden | 2014

Keyword: Protection of habitats, Continental shelf, Marine pollution, Transport/storage, EEZ-Exclusive Economic Zone, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Pollution control, Birds, Wild fauna, Wild flora, Management/conservation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Ordinance (2013:322) amending the environmental inspection Ordinance (2011:13).

Legislation | Sweden | 2013

Keyword: Pollution control, Institution, Inspection, Disasters, Hazardous substances, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree on the management of the aquatic environment quality (2004:660).

Legislation | Sweden | 2004

Keyword: Water quality standards, Policy/planning, International agreement-implementation, Groundwater, Surface water, Ecofriendly products/ecofriendly processes, River basin institution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Environmental Regulation (2013:251).

Legislation | Sweden | 2013

Keyword: Authorization/permit, Environmental planning, Inspection, Aquaculture, Agricultural development, Crustaceans, Fruits/edible nuts, Vegetables/legumes, Food quality control/food safety, Timber, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Animal welfare, Cattle, Swine, Equine-animals, Slaughtering, Minerals, Mining, Waste disposal, Hazardous substances, Waste management, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Effluent waste water/discharge, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Ordinance (2013:252) on large incineration plants.

Legislation | Sweden | 2013

Keyword: Environmental standards, Pollution control, Inspection, Waste management, Authorization/permit, Emissions, Hazardous substances, Hazardous waste, Standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation (2012:545) on subsidy to rural development initiatives and planning in near-shore locations.

Legislation | Sweden | 2012

Keyword: Agricultural development, Cooperative/producer organization, Subsidy/incentive, Coastal zone management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation (2018: 1462) on producer responsibility for packaging.

Legislation | Sweden | 2018

Keyword: Pollution control, Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Authorization/permit, Waste management, Recycling/reuse, Waste disposal, Waste prevention

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Environmental Assessment Regulation (2017: 966).

Legislation | Sweden | 2017

Keyword: EIA, Environmental audit, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Transboundary effects, Public participation, Access-to-information, Sustainable development

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree (2002:1086) on the release of genetically modified organisms into the environment.

Legislation | Sweden | 2002

Keyword: GMO, Public health, Packaging/labelling, Protection of environment, Precautionary principle, Risk assessment/management, EIA, Access-to-information, Authorization/permit, Procedural matters, Internal trade, International trade, Data collection/reporting, Monitoring, International relations/cooperation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation (2018: 1939) on invasive alien species.

Legislation | Sweden | 2018

Keyword: Alien species, Wild fauna, Governance, Wild flora, Management/conservation, Biodiversity, Inspection, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation (2016: 402) on nematodes, insects and arachnids as pesticides.

Legislation | Sweden | 2016

Keyword: Biosecurity, Plant production, Plant protection, Biological agents, Pesticides, Pests/diseases, Authorization/permit, International trade, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree (2014:425) on pesticides.

Legislation | Sweden | 2014

Keyword: Biosecurity, Monitoring, Pollution control, Basic legislation, Plant production, Pesticides, Governance, Plant protection, Biological agents, Pests/diseases, Authorization/permit, International trade, Packaging/labelling, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Inspection, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation (2016: 1129) on ozone depleting substances.

Legislation | Sweden | 2016

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Pollution control, Data collection/reporting, Emissions, Inspection, Monitoring, Ozone layer, Climate change, Processing/handling, Hazardous substances

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation (2016: 1128) on fluorinated greenhouse gases.

Legislation | Sweden | 2016

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Emissions, Climate change, Hazardous substances, Certification, Ozone layer

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation (2016: 1041) on plastic bags.

Legislation | Sweden | 2016

Keyword: Pollution control, Recycling/reuse, Waste domestic sources, Waste prevention, Data collection/reporting, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation (2015:400) on Marine Planning.

Legislation | Sweden | 2015

Keyword: Coastal zone management, Environmental planning, Ecosystem preservation, Land-use planning, Subsidy/incentive, Marine area, Policy/planning, Sustainable development

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree on area protection under the Environmental Code and related matters (1998:1252).

Legislation | Sweden | 1998

Keyword: Protected area, Marine area, Marine protected areas, Forestry protection measures, Forest management/forest conservation, Water conservation zone, Sustainable use, Sustainable development, Ecosystem preservation, Protection of habitats, Protection of environment

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Industrial Emissions Decree (2013:250).

Legislation | Sweden | 2013

Keyword: Environmental standards, Pollution control, Inspection, Waste management, Authorization/permit, Emissions, Data collection/reporting, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Groundwater

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree on environmental considerations in agriculture (SFS 1998:915).

Legislation | Sweden | 1998

Keyword: Farming, Soil pollution/quality, Pollution control, Animal production, Plant production, Fertilizers/nutrients, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree (2011: 619) concerning flood risk (2009: 956).

Legislation | Sweden | 2009

Keyword: Waterworks, Disasters, Flood, EIA, Policy/planning, Risk assessment/management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree (2011: 619) on instructions for the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (2011:619).

Legislation | Sweden | 2011

Keyword: Environmental security, Institution, Marine fisheries, Inland fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Monitoring, Data collection/reporting, Sustainable development, Sustainable use, Ecosystem preservation, Biodiversity, Wetlands, Protection of habitats, Alien species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Förordning (2014:214) om dammsäkerhet (SFS 2014:214).

Legislation | Sweden | 2014

Keyword: Waterworks, Data collection/reporting, Monitoring, EIA, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Disasters

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Law carrying into effect the Swedish Environmental Code (1998:811).

Legislation | Sweden | 1998

Keyword: Basic legislation, Institution, Pollution control, EIA, Access-to-information, Agricultural land, Ecosystem preservation, Environmental audit, Environmental planning, GMO, Environmental standards, Inspection, Polluter pays principle, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties, Soil rehabilitation, Management/conservation, Waste management, Waste prevention, Water conservation zone, Waterworks, Drainage/land reclamation, Authorization/permit, Protected area, National parks

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on the obligation to notify consultations pursuant to Ch. 12, Article 6, of the Environmental Code regarding forestry measures (SKSFS 2013:3).

Legislation | Sweden | 2013

Keyword: Protection of environment, EIA, Forest management/forest conservation, Fertilizers/nutrients, Data collection/reporting, Ecosystem preservation, Wild fauna, Wild flora

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree (1998:1388) on water operations.

Legislation | Sweden | 1998

Keyword: Hydropower generation, Drainage/land reclamation, Authorization/permit, Waterworks, Procedural matters, Policy/planning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation of the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency on municipal waste plans for the prevention and management of waste (No. 6 of 2020).

Legislation | Sweden | 2020

Keyword: Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX