The scope of the Act is to regulate the use in agriculture of fertilizing substances and to establish requirements for establishment of plant covers for purposes of limiting the outflow of nitrogen substances. The Act consists is divided into 8 Chapters: Scope of the Act, application sphere (1); fertilizing (2); Plant covers (3); Planning and accounting requirements (4); Suppliers of fertilizing substances (5); Administration of Act (6).The Minister of Agriculture shall establish a register for activities in which substances covered by this Act are involved (sect. 2). Sections 6 to 9 contain rules for fertilizers with nitrogen content.
Implemented by: Order No. 744 on agricultural use of fertilizers and plant cover during the plan period 2005/2006. (2005-07-19)
Implemented by: Order No. 795 on agricultural use of fertilizers and plant cover during 2004/2005. (2004-07-13)
Implemented by: Notification on nitrogen forecast for 2005 (No. 168 of 2005). (2005-03-17)
Amended by: Act amending the Law on use of fertilizers and vegetation cover (No. 435 of 2006). (2006-05-15)
Amended by: Act amending legal provisions on delegation to other governmental authorities under the Ministry of Food and Ministry of Family and Consumer Affairs (No. 404 of 2005). (2005-06-01)
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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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