The Order sets rules applicable to the establishment and authorization of existing and new wells for groundwater extraction, mirroring, monitoring and dewatering, drilling with environmental and geotechnical purposes, drilling for vertical ground source heat pump wells, the discharge of water to the underground mining wells and other wells that are not covered by Act on Danish underground. Municipality authorities shall ensure approval of areas where these activities will take place. The drilling locations, engineering and activities shall be classified in Category A and Category B - according to the timing of request for permit of drilling and inspection of the soil quality. Both results shall be submitted to the National Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Agency (GEUS) for compliace with national and EU standards.This Order consists of 9 Chapters and 2 Appendix: General provisions (1); Class A wells drill site location, drilling engineering activities and design (2); Category B wells drilling Performance of work and design (3); Clean pumping and regeneration (4); Reporting of completed wells and results of studies (5); Looping of boreholes and wells (6); Appeals (7); Penal provisions (8); Entry into force and transitional provisions (9).Appendix 1 - Definitions.
Implements: Water Supply Act (No. 125 of 2017). (2017-01-26)
Implements: Environment Protection Act (No. 1189 of 2016). (2016-09-27)
Implements: Mining Code Act (No. 657 of 2013). (2013-05-27)
Repeals: Order No. 1000 on construction and abandonment of boreholes and wells in rural areas. (2007-07-26)
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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.
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