The present Law implements the Federal Soil Protection Act of 17 March 1998 (BGBl. I p. 502). Article 1 of the present Act establishes that the party who caused a harmful soil change or a contaminated site, and his universal successor, as well as the relevant property owner and the occupant of the relevant real property, shall be obligated to notify this to the competent authority. The text consists of 14 articles divided into 5 Parts as follows: Recording of harmful changes in the soil and of contaminated sites, monitoring and danger prevention (I); Soil information system (II); Tasks and competences, directives, duties of authorities and other public offices (III); Balance-sheet, financing (IV); Final provisions (V).
Implemented by: Special Fund Ordinance. (2011-04-26)
Implemented by: Soil Protection and Contaminated Sites Experts Ordinance. (2010-12-21)
Implements: Federal Soil Protection Act. (2017-07-20)
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