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Order No. 764 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 and interventions on the environment 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 assessments (EIA) through the Danish Nature Agency and Environmental Protection Agency. The EIA shall identify, describe and evaluate the 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 Order's implementation (1); Notification requirements for the system's start (2); Decision on due and non-due environmental impact assessment (EIA)(3); Determination of the EIA report's content - scoping (4); EIA report(5); Public hearing of EIA report (6); Publication of decisions and authorization of EIA installations (7); Danish Nature Agency and the Environmental Protection Agency's duties and powers (8); Treatment of appeals by the 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.
Appendix 5 - Form.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
1 July 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.