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Notification and verification Of combustion plants Registration

As the operator of a combustion plant (medium combustion plant, gas turbine and combustion engine plant) with a rated thermal input of at least 1 MW and less than 50 MW, you are obliged to notify the competent authority in writing or electronically of the intended operation before commissioning. The operation of an existing combustion plant shall be notified in writing or electronically to the competent authority by 1 December 2023. The notification must contain the information specified in Appendix 1 of the 44th BImSchV. The competent authority shall include the installation in its register of installations. You will be informed of the registration by the competent authority.

Process flow

The notification shall be submitted in writing by post or electronically to the competent authority.

Competent authority

The competent authorities in Lower Saxony are the State Labour Inspectorates, the Hanover Region, the districts, independent cities or large independent cities.

Which documents are required?

Display with the data relevant for the system:

  1. Combustion heat output of the combustion plant (in megawatts);
  2. type of combustion plant (diesel engine plant, gas turbine, dual-fuel engine system, other engine system, other combustion plant);
  3. the type of fuels used and their share of total energy input;
  4. the date of putting into service of the combustion plant;
  5. the NACE code to which the other activity is to be assigned,
  6. the expected number of annual operating hours of the combustion plant and average operating load;
  7. where a scheme for installations with few operating hours is used: a declaration signed by the operator that the combustion plant will not be in operation for more than the number of hours referred to in those paragraphs;
  8. where an emergency operation scheme is used: a declaration signed by the operator that the combustion plant will only be in operation in an emergency;
  9. the name and registered office of the operator and the location of the installation with address;
  10. Geocoordinates of the chimney and height over terrain.

What are the fees?

There are no costs.

Fee: free of charge
Payment in advance: No

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The notification must be submitted before commissioning a new system. The operation of an existing plant must be reported by 1 December 2023.


This administrative service does not constitute an administrative act. For this reason, there is no remedy.


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry for the Environment, Energy, Building and Climate Protection

competent Bodies

Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Hochbau

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes


Point of contact:
Stefan Wigbels
Telephone: 05931 44-1552
B 552
responsible for:

Data protection information

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen

Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

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

Further Links

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