Factsheet: Environmental code

Environmental code

Key Information


Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Environmental Code
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Code de l'environnement
The Environmental Code combines the main legal and regulatory texts, which are applicable to "classified facilities", waste, water and air. Classified facilities are those that may present a risk to the surrounding area, public health and safety, agriculture, the protection of nature and the environment and the conservation of sites, monuments and places of archaeological heritage. They fall within the scope of the nomenclature established by the relevant legislation. They are subject to an integrated permit regime, which is divided into the declaration regime (for lowest risk activities), the registration regime (for medium risk activities) or the authorisation regime (for highest risk activities).
Permitting rules for facilities in terms of nature protection and environmental risks
Responsible Authority: 
Ministère de l'Ecologie, du Développement durable et de l'Energie - Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy; Ministère de l'Environnement - Ministry of the Environment


Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: