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Order No. 439 on environmental objectives for rivers, lakes, groundwater, transit and coastal waters.

Type of law

This Order sets regulations concerning the identification of environmental policies to establish the quality and standards of water bodies through the classification thereof and to ensure the protection from water pollution. These include good surface water status (good ecological and chemical status of surface water), good ecological potential and good surface water chemical status for artificial and heavily modified water bodies, and good status of groundwater (quantitative status and good chemical status) referred in Appendices 1-3.
Appendix 1 - Normative definitions of ecological status classification 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
The Order enters into force on 21 May 2016 and applies to the setting of targets for the river basin plan period 2015-2021 and subsequent periods.
Source language


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