Title: Abwasserabgabengesetz (AbwAG) 
Resource Type: document --> policy documents 
Country: Germany 
Year: 2001 
Availability: German version: Gesetz über Abgaben für das Einleiten von Abwasser in Gewässer, Ausfertigungsdatum: 13. September 1976 Verkündungsfundstelle: BGBl I 1976, 2721, 3007 Sachgebiet: FNA 753-9 Stand: Stand: Neugefasst durch Bek. v. 3.11.1994 I 3370, zuletzt geändert durch Art. 19 G v. 9. 9.2001 I 2331 
Author 1/Producer: Federal Republic of Germany 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://bundesrecht.juris.de/bundesrecht/abwag/index.html  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Contaminated land overview
Contaminated land-->policy and regulatory
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
Water and sanitation-->Water and sanitation
Water and sanitation-->Water and sanitation Overview
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
 
Long description: The Wastewater Charges Act of 1976 (last amended in 2001) provides that a charge shall be payable when wastewater is discharged directly into a body of water. The charge is the first eco-tax levied at the federal level as a steering instrument. It ensures that the polluter-pays principle is applied in practice, since it requires direct discharges to bear at least some of the costs that their use of the environmental medium water involves. The charge is determined on the basis of the quantity and harmfulness of specific constituents discharged into the water. 
Submitted By: Maike Hauschild WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 18/11/2004