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Province of Zuid-Holland: reporting soil pollution or soil degradation

You must report soil contamination or degradation as soon as possible after you have noticed it. This also applies if you carry out, or cause to be carried out, activities that may contaminate or degrade the soil. The activities referred to here are set out in the Wet bodembescherming (Soil Protection Act). These include, for example: operations that may lead to erosion, compaction or salinisation of the soil; operations that require certain substances to be put on or into the soil in order to affect the structure or quality of the soil; and other operations involving interventions or the use of substances liable to contaminate or degrade the soil.

Report soil contamination or degradation as soon as possible after you become aware of it. When reporting, indicate the measures you intend to take to clean up the soil or to limit degradation. The clean-up measures you can and must take depend on the type and extent of the contamination. For small-scale contamination, you only need to draw up a Besluit uniforme saneringen – BUS (Decree on harmonised remediation) report.

Report the contamination or degradation to the province.

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Last updated on 12 February 2024