Denmark | New guidance on the discharge of environmentally hazardous substances
How do you ensure that the discharge of an environmentally hazardous substance does not impair the aquatic environment when the limit value for the substance has already been exceeded? This is the theme of new revised guidance that the Danish Environmental Protection Agency sends out for consultation.
When an environmental authority gives permission for the discharge of an environmentally hazardous substance into a water area, where the limit value (in technical language called the environmental quality requirement) for the substance has already been exceeded, the authority must in future be able to show a calculation that the discharge will with a high degree of certainty not lead to a deterioration of the state of the water area. Previously, an estimate was sufficient.
This appears from the draft of new guidance from the Danish Environmental Protection Agency, which is designed as a so-called FAQ with questions and answers.CONTINUE READING ON: mst.dk