Factsheet: Protection Against Pollution

Protection Against Pollution

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Protection Against Pollution
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
LOV 1981-03-13 nr 06 Lov om vern mot forurensninger og om avfall (Forurensningsloven)
Description: 
The purpose of this Act is to protect the outdoor environment against pollution and to reduce existing pollution, to reduce the quantity of waste and to promote better waste management. The Act shall ensure that the quality of the environment is satisfactory, so that pollution and waste do not result in damage to human health or adversely affect welfare, or damage the productivity of the natural environment and its capacity for self-renewal.
Goal/Aim: 
- Regulate prevention and reduction of pollution. - Regulate prevention and management of waste.
Responsible Authority: 
The King will decide which instance shall be responsible for ensuring the implementation of this Act and any decisions made under the Act. Ministry of the Environment (Miljøverndepartementet)

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
1981
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2014