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IPPC Treatment Plants – Special Notification Requirements

General Information

The owner of an IPPC treatment plant (except for a landfill) must notify the competent authority of all disturbances and accidents with significant environmental impact.
The owner of an IPPC treatment plant which is located in a conurbation with a number of inhabitants exceeding in any case 100,000 must notify the competent authority of the noise emissions emanating from this IPPC treatment plant (related to the source of noise and the plant limit) and their sources.

Enterprises Affected

Owners of IPPC treatment plants

Requirements

See Description of the subject matter.

Deadline

  • Notification in the case of disturbances and accidents with considerable environmental impact immediately
  • Notification of noise emissions: By at latest four weeks after the legally binding approval of the IPPC treatment plant becoming effective or after the legally binding approval of a considerable change of this plant.

Competent Authority

The waste management authority (Abfallwirtschaftsbehörde) which is locally in charge of the site:

  • The Provincial GovernorGerman text (Landeshauptmann)
  • The Provincial GovernorGerman text may delegate procedures and supervision to the district administration authority (Bezirksverwaltungsbehörde)

Procedure

There is no special procedure to be followed.

Documents Required

Minimum contents for notifications:

  • Information about the disturbance or the accident and the related environmental effects.
  • Information about the noise emissions related to the source of noise and the source of noise emissions.

Expenses

No tariffs or duties have to be paid.

Legal Basis

Expert Information

No expert information is available.

last update: 22 February 2021

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