The present Ordinance lays down provisions relating to the conservation of soil and rehabilitation of contaminated sites. In particular, the Ordinance is applicable to the analysis of suspect land, harmful change of soil, requirements concerning decontamination and safety measures as well as other protection and restriction measures, requirements concerning preventive measures on soil protection, and the fixing of threshold values. The text consists of 14 articles divided into 8 Parts as follows: General provisions (I); Requirements concerning the analysis of suspect land and contaminated sites (II); Requirements concerning the rehabilitation of harmful change in the soil and contaminated sites (III); Completing provisions for contaminated sites (IV); Exceptions (V); Completing provisions for the prevention of harmful soil changes as a consequence of soil erosion caused by water (VI); Prevention of harmful change in the soil (VII); Final provisions (VIII). Four Annexes are enclosed.
Implemented by: Agriculture - Soil Protection Competence Ordinance. (2004-04-16)
Implements: Federal Soil Protection Act. (1998-03-17)
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