Mobile Waste Treatment Facilities – Authorisation Procedure
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The following mobile waste treatment facilities have to be authorised by the competent body:
- Facilities for the treatment of waste electrical or electronic equipment or of parts of waste electrical or electronic equipment
- Facilities for the treatment of end-of-life vehicles or of parts of end-of-life vehicles
- Reduction facilities for certain woody wastes (e.g. particleboard waste)
- Crushing facilities for certain mineral construction and demolition wastes (e.g. track ballast, bitumen, asphalt)
- Reduction facilities for waste
- Facilities serving the incineration or co-incineration of waste, including pyrolysis and gasification
- Screening systems
- Classifying systems
- Other facilities for the treatment of hazardous waste
Enterprises operating mobile waste treatment facilities
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In good time prior to the establishment or operation of, or major change to, the facilities
The waste management authority which is locally in charge of the site:
- The Provincial GovernorGerman text
- The Provincial Governor may delegate procedures and supervision to the district administrative authority (Bezirksverwaltungsbehörde)
The Provincial Governor locally in charge is the one in whose Federal Province the applicant (holder of the mobile treatment facilities) is based. If the applicant's enterprise is not based in the federal territory, competence rests with the Provincial Governor in whose Federal Province the mobile treatment facilities are first to be established and operated.
There is no special procedure to be followed.
The following has to be enclosed with the application for authorisation in four copies:
- Information about the type, purpose and scope of the planned treatment
- Information about the types of waste to be treated and the treatment methods
- General criteria for the erection sites
- Description of the facilities, including the required designs and drawings
- Description of the anticipated wastes that will accumulate during the operation of the treatment facilities and of the measures for their prevention, recovery or disposal
- Description of the anticipated emissions and information about the prevention or, if this is not possible, the reduction of emissions
Costs depend on the various ordinances on levies and fees. Please ask the competent body in advance.
If necessary, the authority has to provide for suitable rules and regulations, terms and conditions, or deadlines to ensure compliance with the following requirements:
- Human life and health are not threatened
- Emissions of pollutants are in every case limited in accordance with the state of the art
- Neighbours are not troubled by noise, odour, smoke, dust, vibrations or in any other unacceptable way
- The property and other material rights of the neighbours are not threatened (threat to property does not mean the possibility of a mere loss in market value)
- Unavoidable wastes accumulated during the operation of the treatment facilities are recovered in accordance with the state of the art or – if this is not economically acceptable – duly disposed of
- Other public interests of the Abfallwirtschaftsgesetz 2002 (AWG 2002) are taken into account
- Treatment obligations are complied with
In addition, the authority must impose basic requirements for potential sites with consideration for their surroundings and the expected emissions, and the measures to protect any neighbours.
If the requirements are not fulfilled and cannot be fulfilled by imposing rules and regulations, terms and conditions or time limits, the authority must reject the application.
- Section 52 of the Abfallwirtschaftsgesetz 2002 (AWG 2002)
- Verordnung über mobile Anlagen zur Behandlung von Abfällen
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