This Act provides definitions and framework for the assessment and management of flood risks from watercourse and lakes with the aim to reducing risks in vulnerable areas. For each water-district a planning project is initiated by the municipal authorities, under supervision of the Ministry of Environment.This Act consists of 7 Chapters and 2 Appendices: Purpose and scope (1); Risk areas (2); Risk management plans(3); Administrative rules (4); Appeals and legal proceedings(5); Entry into force and transitional provisions (6); Changes in the Planning Act (7).Appendix 1 - Maps of flood hazard.Appendix 2 - Development of Risk Management Plan.
Implemented by: Order No. 973 on delegation of tasks and responsibilities to Nature Agency. (2014-08-29)
Implemented by: Order No. 1042 on cooperation between Denmark and Germany on the assessment and management of flood risk from rivers and lakes in international water district. (2010-09-01)
Implemented by: Order No. 1411 on Danish Nature Agency delegation of tasks and powers. (2010-12-08)
Implements: Council Directive 79/409/EEC on the conservation of wild birds. (2003-04-02)
Implements: Council Directive 92/43/EEC on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora (1992-05-21)
Implements: Directive 2007/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the assessment and management of flood risks. (2007-10-23)
Amended by: Proposition Document 2013/1 LSF 62 for amending Act on Nature and Environment Board of Appeals and other Acts. (2013-11-07)
Amended by: Act amending Act on Nature and Environment Board of Appeals and other Acts (No. 86 of 2014). (2014-01-28)
Amends: Act amending Nature Protection Act, the Environmental Protection Act and various other laws (No. 484 of 2010). (2010-05-11)
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Once the seat of Viking raiders and later a major north European power, Denmark has evolved into a modern, prosperous nation that is participating in the general political and economic integration of Europe. It joined NATO in 1949 and the EEC (now the EU) in 1973. However, the country has opted out of certain elements of the EU's Maastricht Treaty, including the European Economic and Monetary Union, European defense cooperation, and issues concerning certain justice and home affairs.
Denmark is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy.
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