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Environmental Code, acts and ordinances

The Environmental Code is a frame law, which means that it contains basic regulations. The Environmental Code is supplemented with ordinances and administrative provisions that define the regulations. Here you can see which chapters in the Environmental Code and which other Swedish rules on chemicals are, when taken together, of particular importance for the work of the Swedish Chemicals Agency.

The Environmental Code

The Environmental Code aims to promote sustainable development so that present and future generations can live in a healthy and good environment. The Environmental Code consists of 33 chapters divided into seven parts. The chapters below are of particular importance for the work of the Swedish Chemicals Agency.

The Environmental Code (1998:808).

Chapter 2. General rules of consideration, etc. (In Swedish only)

Chapter 13. Genetic engineering (In Swedish only)

Chapter 14. Chemical products and biotechnical organisms (In Swedish only)

Chapter 26. Supervision (In Swedish only)

Chapter 27. Charges and fees (In Swedish only)

Chapter 29. Penalty provisions and forfeiture (In Swedish only)

Chapter 30. Environmental sanction charges (In Swedish only)

You will find further information on sustainable development and the Environmental Code on the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency website.

Examples of Ordinances issued pursuant to the Environmental Code

Please note that the following legislations are available in Swedish only.

Chemical Products and Biotechnical Organisms Ordinance (2008:245).

Pesticides Ordinance (2014:425).

Pesticide Fees Ordinance (2013:63).

Plant Protection Products Containing Nematodes, Insects or Arachnids Ordinance (2006:1010).
(Annulled but applies to products authorised before 1 of July, 2016.)

Biocidal Products Containing Nematodes, Insects or Arachnids Ordinance (2000:338).
(Annulled but applies to products authorised before 1 of July, 2016.)

Regulation on Release of Genetically Modified Organisms into the Environment (2002:1086)

Environmental Enforcement Ordinance (2011:13).

Environmental Charges Ordinance (2012:259).

Prohibition in Certain Cases in Connection with the Handling, Import and Export of Chemical Products Ordinance (1998:944).

Fees on the Examination and Enforcement According to the Environmental Code Ordinance (1998:940).

Hazardous Substances in Electric and Electronic Equipment Ordinance (2012:861).

Toy Safety Ordinance (2011:703).

Cosmetic Products Ordinance (2013:413).

Tattoo Ink Ordinance (2012:503).

Ordinance on Operator Self-inspections (1998:901)

The PCB Ordinance (2007:19)

Other acts and ordinances

Please note that the following legislations are available in Swedish only.

Safety of Toys Act (2011:579).

Safety of Toys Ordinance (2011:703).

Product Safety Act (2004:451).

Product Safety Ordinance (2004:469).