environment

Regulations
December 2002
United Kingdom

Part II of this Order makes provision for implementing Council Directive 96/61/EC and for otherwise preventing and controlling pollution. It amends the transitional provisions in relation to waste management licenses in Article 47 of the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 and makes provision about certain expiring disposal licenses. Part III makes provision for implementing Council Directive 96/62 EC and for otherwise preventing and controlling air pollution. Part IV makes new provision with respect to areas of special scientific interest.

Legislation
August 1986
Italy

The Regional Act makes provision on environment conservation and on the protection of the coastal zone of the territories listed in article 1. For the achievement of these aims, the Region encourages cultivation of the abandoned lands specified by article 2. Within six months from the entry into force of this Act, the regional authority shall prepare a register listing the enterprises and farms which fall within the above-mentioned areas. Registered enterprises may perform the activities defined by article 3, which are intended to improve the viticulture sector.

Regulations
July 1999
China

With a view to protect and improve the agricultural environment in Xiamen, to prevent pollution and protect ecosystem, the Measure is hereby formulated. The agricultural environment is defined as including land, water for agricultural purposes, air and other factors which have an impact on the survival and development of agricultural resources.

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Legislation
July 2016
Australia

The objects of this Act are: (a) to provide for the protection of the environment, especially those aspects of the environment that are matters of national environmental significance; (b) to promote ecologically sustainable development through the conservation and ecologically sustainable use of natural resources; (c) to promote the conservation of biodiversity; (d) to promote a cooperative approach to the protection and management of the environment involving governments, the community, land-holders and indigenous peoples; (e) to assist in the cooperative implementation of Australia's inte

Legislation
Australia

There shall be a Supervising Scientist for the Alligator Rivers Region (sect. 4). Functions of Supervising Scientist in relation to uranium mining in the Region are described in section 5, whereas section 5A describes functions of Supervising Scientist in relation to general mining in a conservation zone. "Conservation zone" means a conservation zone declared under section 8A of the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act 1975. An Advisory Committee is established under section 16 and a Technical Committee under section 22.

Regulations
Norway

The provisions of this Decree of the Ministry of Environment apply to all activities which comport a change in the natural environment or the landscape including drilling for oil and industrial activities. As a rule, plans for such activities shall be submitted for approval to Department at least 1 year before they are implemented (sect. 2). The Department may require modification of plans and appoint an inspector (sect. 3). The Department shall supervise activities and prevent pollution of natural resources. In accordance with provisions of section 9 the Department may withdraw approval.

Regulations
May 1998
Norway

The text of this Decree of the Department of Agriculture consists of 24 sections divided into 4 Chapters: General introductory provisions (I); Implementation and maintenance (II); Ecological cultivation and ecological cleaning measures (III); Final provisions (IV). The aim of granting incentives for investment is to protect agricultural land, to prevent erosion and pollution of the soil, and to enhance biodiversity and natural beauty. Measures are classified as "technical ecological measures" and "ecological planting and cleaning measures".