Order No. 764 on environmental impact assessment (EIA) of certain public and private constructions under the Planning Act. | Land Portal

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The Order sets rules on construction works or other installations and interventions on the environment which are listed under Appendices 1-2, and also applies to the extraction of mineral resources. The purpose of the Order is to implement environmental impact assessments (EIA) through the Danish Nature Agency and Environmental Protection Agency. The EIA shall identify, describe and evaluate the plant's direct and indirect effects on human beings, fauna and flora, soil, water, air, climate, landscape, material assets and cultural heritage, and the interaction between these factors.The Order consists of 11 Chapters and 5 Appendices: Areas of Order's implementation (1); Notification requirements for the system's start (2); Decision on due and non-due environmental impact assessment (EIA)(3); Determination of the EIA report's content - scoping (4); EIA report(5); Public hearing of EIA report (6); Publication of decisions and authorization of EIA installations (7); Danish Nature Agency and the Environmental Protection Agency's duties and powers (8); Treatment of appeals by the Nature and Environmental Appeal Board (9); Penalties (10); Entry into force (11).Appendix 1 - Installations covered by article 1, section 2.Appendix 2 - Installations covered by article 1, section 3.Appendix 3 - Criteria for the assessment of systems with significant effects on the environment (see article 3, section 1).Appendix 4 - Duty of notification in accordance to article 5, section 3.Appendix 5 - Form.

Implements: Directive 2011/92/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment. (2011-12-13)
Implements: Planning Act (No. 587 of 2013). (2013-05-27)
Implements: Mining Code Act (No. 657 of 2013). (2013-05-27)
Repealed by: Order No. 1184 on assessment of certain public and private environmental installations (EIA) under the Planning Act. (2014-11-06)
Repeals: Order No. 1654 on environmental impact assessment (EIA) of certain public and private constructions under the Planning Act. (2013-12-27)

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Camilla Scott (CONSLEG)


Once the seat of Viking raiders and later a major north European power, Denmark has evolved into a modern, prosperous nation that is participating in the general political and economic integration of Europe. It joined NATO in 1949 and the EEC (now the EU) in 1973. However, the country has opted out of certain elements of the EU's Maastricht Treaty, including the European Economic and Monetary Union, European defense cooperation, and issues concerning certain justice and home affairs.

Denmark is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy.

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