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Administration Processing Times

Processing times for administrative matters at the Danish Environmental Protection Agency commences on receipt of all the required information from the private individual/company/authority. For cases with fixed application deadlines, the target processing time commences on expiry of the application deadline.

The processing times given below indicate the maximum timeframe within which most matters will be processed. For cases where the Danish Environmental Protection Agency is unable to meet the target processing time, the private individual/company/authority will be informed of this and given an indication of the anticipated date for completion of processing.

In general, all administrative matters will of course be processed as quickly as possible. This means that a number of matters will be processed sooner than the specified processing time.

The Danish Environmental Protection Agency’s various types of administrative matters are not comparable. Consequently, the target times for administration processing vary from one type of administrative matter to another.

Document accessTarget  
Request for document access 10 days  
   
General enquiriesTarget
Enquiries from private individuals, companies, authorities, interest groups etc.

4 weeks

Request for information from the Ministry of the Environment Information Centre (MIC)

5 days

Enquiries about the Waste Statutory Order

4-8 weeks

   
EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme)Target
Enquiries about (renewing) EMAS registration 3 weeks
   
AgricultureTarget
Livestock helpdesk 30 days
   
ChemicalsTarget
CLP (Classification, Labelling and Packaging) helpdesk

4 weeks

Quality standards

4 weeks

Cosmetic certificates

with payment of DKK 500

4 weeks

Cosmetic certificates

with payment of DKK 1,000
2 days
Cosmetics

4 weeks

REACH helpdesk

4 weeks

Permit for the sale of toxic substances 2 weeks
   
PesticidesTarget
Application for authorisation for products containing active substances which are new to Denmark

1½-2 years

Renewal of authorisation - National

1 year

Renewal of authorisation
- Inclusion in Annex 1

Within the inclusion directives’ timeframes

Application for authorisation of new products containing active substances which have already been approved (me-too products)

Up to 1½ years, depending on complexity and the need for external consultation

Application for extended use, formulation changes and off-label Up to 1½ years, depending on complexity and requirement for external consultation
Authorisation of parallel products

3-6 months

Exemptions permitting use of unapproved agents

Up to 6 months

Private testing

3 months

Permit for the sale of toxic substances

2 weeks

Recognition of completed toxicology course

In connection with the commercial spraying of highly toxic pesticides

4 weeks

Permit for spraying pesticides from aircraft 4 weeks
   
Authorisation of biocides in accordance with existing national regulations under the transitional arrangementsTarget
Application for authorisation of products containing active substances which are new to Denmark

1½-2 years

Renewal of authorisation

1 year

Application for authorisation of new products containing active substances which have already been approved (me-too products)

Up to 1½ years, depending on complexity and the need for external consultation

Application for extended use, formulation changes Up to 1½ years, depending on complexity and the need for external consultation
Authorisation of parallel products

3-6 months

Private testing 3 months
   
Authorisation of biocides in accordance with the Biocidal Products Directive (active substance is included in Annex I)Target
Verification of completeness of an application for authorisation

3 months

Authorisation of biocide (both new and already marketed in DK)

12 months

Verification of completeness of an application for mutual recognition

15 days

Mutual recognition

120 days

Mutual recognition of a low-risk product

60 days

Registration of a low-risk product 60 days
Authorisation of a product within a frame formulation 60 days
   
Act on the Protection of the Marine EnvironmentTarget
Danish Environmental Protection Act exemption –low emission zones

3 months

Discharge permit for “green” and “yellow” offshore chemicals only

3 weeks

Discharge permit to include “red” offshore chemicals

Required if the application includes a single “red” chemical

7 weeks

General discharge permit for a larger group of chemicals for a longer period (annual permit)

6 months

Assessment of “green” and “yellow” individual chemicals

6 weeks

Assessment of “red” individual chemicals

Required if application includes a single “red” chemical

3 months

Assessment of individual chemicals where OSPAR’s standard assessment criteria do not apply.

Required if HOCNF (Harmonized Offshore Chemical Notification Format) form has not been completed (OSPAR Recommendation 2000/5) and usually includes consultation with the other OSPAR countries’ administrative bodies

5 months