Responsibility managing chemicals

The Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark is responsible for administrative and research tasks in the areas of environmental protection including the use of chemicals.

The Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark is responsible for administrative and research tasks in the areas of environmental protection including the use of chemicals. 

The Ministry consists of four agencies and local centers across the country carrying out different tasks. The Danish Environmental Protection Agency (DEPA) is responsible for monitoring compliance with chemical regulations. In DEPA the Chemical Inspection Service scrutinises compliance with the provisions of the chemicals legislation and the approximately 50 various orders, regulations and notices linked to the legislation. Danish Veterinary and Food Administration and The Danish Agricultural Agency are responsible of certain areas like chemicals in food and food contact materials and in feed.

The Department is in charge of the general management of the Minister's portfolio; the Department at the overall level directs and coordinates the work of the Ministry's directorates and institutions. It is furthermore the responsibility of the Department to coordinate legislative issues, conduct international negotiations, maintain contact with departments in other ministries and other relevant partners. By a change of the structure of the ministry April 2018 the department is now responsible for more of the legislative work.

Organisational chart of the Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark:

 The Departement

 

The Danish Environmental Protection Agency

 

 

Danish Veterinary and Food Administration

 

 

The Danish Agricultural Agency

 

The Danish Nature Agency

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The Danish Coastal Authority