This Decree prescribes rules relative to the prevention and reduction of pollution relating to economic activities in the sphere of construction and the processing of wood. The provisions of this Decree deal with all kinds of pollution such as discharge of water, pollution of the soil and groundwater, etc. It is based on the principle that enterprises working in these sectors are for themselves responsible for control of their activities and the control mechanism is now concentrated on report by those enterprises instead of control through the granting of permits. The principal competent authorities for the implementation and enforcement of provisions of this Decree are city and town mayors and councils. The Decree applies to installations that are exclusively or in major part used for the production, processing, or storage of wood and cork. The Schedule contains detailed rules relative to environmental aspects of activities within installations and management of installations.
Implements: Council Directive 91/271/EEC concerning urban waste water treatment. (1991-05-21)
Implements: Act containing provisions concerning general matters of environmental hygiene (Environment Management Act). (2012-03-19)
Amended by: Decree No. 189 of 2002 to amend various Decrees to adjust to new terminology of the Environment Protection Act. (2002-04-09)
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The Dutch United Provinces declared their independence from Spain in 1579; during the 17th century, they became a leading seafaring and commercial power, with settlements and colonies around the world. After a 20-year French occupation, a Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1815. In 1830, Belgium seceded and formed a separate kingdom. The Netherlands remained neutral in World War I, but suffered German invasion and occupation in World War II. A modern, industrialized nation, the Netherlands is also a large exporter of agricultural products.