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Act on environmental permits of livestock (No. 1486 of 2009).

Type of law
Date of original text

This Act ensures safeguarding and preventing pollution in livestock production. It includes properties on which there are more than 3 animals, livestock holdings with associated stables and the like, manures and silage storage facilities and other fixed structures dedicated to the keeping of animals. Establishment of properties with more than 15 animal are not allowed if the stables are within less than 300 meters from protected habitats such as lakes and internationally protected areas (environment conservation); stable facilities for animal husbandry of more than 3 animals must not be established within a restricted distance from watercourses, roads and properties and registered for submission to local authorities. The local municipality may grant authorization for the establishment, expansion or modification of livestock, provided restrictions on pigs, hens and chickens weight and use are observed. Applications for these permissions are approved upon observance of regulations in this Act.
Art. 3, sect. 4 - The best available techniques are applied in the most effective and advanced stage of the development of methods of operation as a basis for emission limits. This is in order to prevent or limit emissions and their impact on the environment. The technology used and the way in which livestock is designed, built, maintained, operated and decommissioned is available when developed on a scale that can be used under economically and technically viable conditions, taking into consideration the costs and advantages.
Art. 3, sect. 5 - Poultry: Chickens, turkeys, guinea fowl, ducks, geese, quail, pigeons, pheasants and partridges kept in captivity for breeding, production of meat or eggs for consumption or delivery of game for release.
Art. 7 is amended and shortened to 2 sections.
Art. 8, sect. 4 - The Environment and Food Minister can impose, for specified species, other distances within which establishment, extension or change cannot take place.
Art. 9, sect. 4 - The Environment and Food Minister can lay down rules that in special cases, grant exemption from the distance requirement set in art. 7.
Art. 25 and sect. 2 - Deleted.
Art. 69, 69a - The Environment and Food Minister may lay down rules on the use of digital communication, including specific IT systems, special digital formats, digital signature etc.
Art. 77, sect. 4-5 - Appeals and subsequent communications must be made using digital registration through the Environment Board of Appeal. The same applies to cases where appeals are not lodged electronically, but where the Board has decided their rejection (4); Where an appeal is made electronically, the authorities shall forward it to the Board (5).
This Act consists of 10 Chapters: Purpose and scope (1); Ban on establishment of livestock and location of stable facilities (2); Permits and approvals (3); Injunctions, prohibitions and review (4); Supervision (5); Environmental damage (6); Administrative rules (7); Appeals and legal proceedings (8); Penalties (9); Changes in the law on binding partnerships, the Environmental Protection Act, Act on a quality system for the local processing of natural and environmental matters and Planning Act (10); Entry into force and transitional provisions (11).
Date of consolidation/reprint
Entry into force notes
Ministry of Environment and Food can lay down transitional rules.
Consolidated version of Act No. 868 of 3 July 2015.The Act does not apply to Greenland nor the Faroe Islands.Provisions of art. 15, No. 1 of Act No. 341 (LEX-FAOC102807) do not apply to this Act.
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Original title
Bekendtg relse af lov om milj godkendelse m.v. af husdyrbrug.