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 planning act (7).Appendix 1 - Geographic Maps.Appendix 2 - Management plans.
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 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: Act amending the Planning Law (No. 424 of 2011). (2011-05-10)
Amended by: Act amending the Environmental Protection Act, the Act on payment rules for wastewater utilities and the Act on the assessment and management of flood risk from rivers and lakes (No. 1149 of 2012). (2012-12-12)
Amended by: Act amending the Law on Natural and Environmental Appeal Board and various other Acts (No. 580 of 2012). (2012-06-18)
Amended by: Act amending the Environmental Protection Act, the Planning Act and various other Acts (No. 1273 of 2011). (2011-12-21)
Amended by: Act amending Nature and Environmental Act and others. (2012-06-18)
Amended by: Act amending Nature Protection Act, the Environmental Protection Act and various other laws (No. 484 of 2010). (2010-05-11)
Amends: Planning Act (No. 937 of 2009). (2009-09-24)
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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.