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Order No. 1398 establishing environmental objectives for rivers, lakes, transitional waters, coastal waters and groundwater.

Type of law

This Order establishes rules defining environmental objectives for good surface water status (good ecological and good chemical status of surface water), good ecological potential and good surface water chemical status for artificial and heavily modified water bodies, and good groundwater status (good quantitative and good chemical status). Environmental targets for each surface water body should be established with the inclusion of normative definitions of quality classes of ecological status and ecological potential, as shown in Appendix 1. Of the environmental quality standards set out in Appendix 2, part C. Of the results of the analysis and specific values for boundaries between classes set out in Appendix 3, with regard to the monitoring of surface water, groundwater and preserved areas and natural surveillance of international protection areas. Of surface area condition classification.
Appendix 1 - Normative definitions of classes of ecological status and ecological potential.
Appendix 2 - Environmental quality standards for surface waters.
Appendix 3 - Groundwater quantitative and chemical status.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
19 December 2014.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtg relse om fastl ggelse af milj m l for vandl b, s er, overgangsvande, kystvande og grundvand.