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Order No. 1434 on monitoring of surface water, groundwater, protected areas and natural surveillance in international nature conservation areas.

Type of law

The Order applies to the implementation of monitoring programmes for water bodies in environmentally protected areas. The Order's purpose is to acquire a national overview of the general environmental conditions, and to identify problem areas in regards to their habitat. These monitoring activities have the purpose of avoiding significant degradation and damage associated with the ecosystem, and are carried out by the Urban and Environmental Planning Board through surveillance programmes of surface and groundwater chemical status.
The Order consists of 14 Chapters and 4 Annexes: Scope, purpose and definitions (1); Monitoring of water bodies (2); Monitoring of surface water's ecological and chemical status (3); Operational monitoring of ecological and chemical surface water status (4); Investigation monitoring of surface water (5); Monitoring frequencies for surface water (6); Monitoring of groundwater quantitative status (7); Monitoring of groundwater chemical status (8); Operational monitoring of groundwater chemical status (9); Monitoring networks for water bodies (10); Additional monitoring requirements for protected waters (11); Standards for monitoring (12); Natural surveillance in internationally protectied nature areas (13); Entry into force.
Annex 1 - Designated surface water (article 6, section 2, No. 3).
Annex 2 - Quality elements for rivers, lakes, transitional waters and coastal waters in accordance with article 11, sections 4 and 6.
Annex 3 - Parameters for monitoring groundwater chemical status pursuant to article 15, section 2.
Annex 4 - Standards for sampling in surface water monitoring in accordance with article 21, section 3.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
The Order enters into force on 1 January 2010.
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Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtg relse om overv gning af overfladevand, grundvand, beskyttede omr der og om naturoverv gning i internationale naturbeskyttelsesomr der.