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Designation of Experts for the Inspection of Long-Term Camps

If there is a concern that, after the closure of the long-term storage facility, harmful environmental effects or other hazards, significant disadvantages and significant nuisances for the general public and the neighbourhood within the meaning of Section 5 (3) No. 1 of the Federal Immission Control Act (BImSchG) may be caused, the operator must, at the request of the authorities, have it checked whether the requirements under Section 5 (3) No. 1 BImSchG are met are. These checks shall be carried out by competent persons.

An expert must be approved by the competent authority.

In the case of foreign applicants, exceptions may be made to the following documents, depending on the decision of the competent authority, provided that the expertise and reliability are proven in another way.

The appointment of an expert is made upon request after a review, which is based on § 24 (2) of the Landfill Ordinance (DepV). The required expertise, independence, reliability and technical equipment are checked before the announcement (approval).

Process flow

You submit an application for appointment as an expert for long-term storage facilities in accordance with § 24 of the Landfill Ordinance (applies to long-term storage). Please attach the required documents. If necessary, the authority will request further application documents. After examination by the competent authority, you will receive a written decision. The provision (authorisation) may be provided with a reservation of revocation, a time limit, conditions, obligations and the reservation of obligations.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the State Trade Inspectorate Hildesheim, insofar as the expert's place of business is in Lower Saxony.

Which documents are required?

Installations required in Lower Saxony:

  • Copy of the certificate as an expert according to § 18 of the Federal Soil Protection Act, recognized according to § 2 para. 1 and § 9 of the NBodSUVO. If there is no recognition according to § 18 BBodSchG, the opinion of an expert committee set up at a chamber of commerce or chamber of industry and commerce in Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Lower Saxony or Schleswig-Holstein for the evaluation of the expertise of an expert according to NBodSUVO must be obtained for the professional assessment of the expertise.
  • Certificate of good conduct (document type OG, not older than 3 months)
  • Information from the Central Trade Register (document type 9, not older than 3 months)

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There are no deadlines to be observed.

Processing duration

Applications / forms

Formulare available: No

Written form required: Yes

Informal application possible: Yes

Personal appearance required: No


It is possible to lodge an objection in due time.

The objection must be submitted in writing or for transcription to the State Trade Inspectorate Hildesheim, Goslarsche Straße 3, 31134 Hildesheim.

What else should I know?

The announcement made in one federal state is valid nationwide.

The permit requirement does not apply if an equivalent permit from another EU or EEA country is presented. This authorisation must be submitted by the expert before commencing work. At the request of the competent authority, the documents must be submitted with a certified translation.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Climate Protection

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)