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Order No. 1654 on environmental impact assessment (EIA) of certain public and private constructions under the Planning Act.

Type of law

The Order sets rules on construction works or other installations or schemes and interventions in the environment and 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 assessment (EIA) through the Danish Nature Agency and Environmental Protection Agency. The EIA shall identify, describe and evaluate a 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 application (1); Notification requirements and requirements for the system initiation (2); Decision on environmental impact assessment (EIA) duty (3); Determination of the EIA report's content - scoping (4); EIA (5); Public consultation of the EIA report (6); Publication of decisions and approvals for an EIA installations (7); Danish Nature Agency and the Environmental Protection Agency's duties and powers (8); Treatment of appeals by 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.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
1 January 2014.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtg relse om vurdering af visse offentlige og private anl gs virkning p milj et (VVM) i medf r af lov om planl gning.