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Vienna Environmental Liability Law.

Country/Territory
Austria
Territorial subdivision
Wien
Document type
Legislation
Date
2009
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
Law on environmental liability to prevent and remediate environmental damage in Vienna.
Subject
Environment gen.
Keyword
Pollution control Liability/compensation Polluter pays principle Protection of habitats Data collection/reporting Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings Offences/penalties
Geographical area
Alps, Europe, EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA, European Union Countries, Western Europe
Abstract

The present Law implements the Directive 2004/35/CE of the European Parliament and of the Council on environmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage of 21 April 2004. In particular, the purpose of the Law - on the basis of the polluter pays principle - is to create measures to prevent and remediate environmental damage. The Law applies to protected species and natural habitats and to any imminent threat of such damage caused by: 1) activities listed in Annex 1; 2) other professional activities if the operator has acted intentionally or negligently. The text consists of 15 articles as follows: Purpose (1); Sphere of application (2); Exceptions (3); Definition of terms (4); Prevention activity (5); Remediation activity (6); Determination of remediation measures (7); Costs of prevention and remediation activity (8); Competent authorities (9); Cross-border environmental damage (10); Environmental complaint (11); Proceedings (12); Legal protection (13); Penalties (14); Entry into force (15). Four Annexes are enclosed.

Full text
German
Website
www.ris.bka.gv.at

References - Legislation

Implements

Directive 2004/35/CE of the European Parliament and of the Council on environmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage.

Legislation | 2004

Keyword: Polluter pays principle, Liability/compensation, Protection of habitats, Data collection/reporting, Sustainable use, Ecosystem preservation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX