Authorisation for the extraction of mineral resources: granted
If you want to mine mineral resources such as gravel, sand, marl, clay, loam, moor or stones, you need a permit from the competent authority if the area to be mined is larger than 30 m². The permit includes the building permit.
Who should I contact?
The responsibility lies with the district, the Hanover region, the independent city and the large independent city of Celle, Cuxhaven, Hameln, Hildesheim and Lingen (Ems).
- The mining project is compatible with nature conservation law, public building law and other public law.
Which documents are required?
- The application shall be accompanied by:
- a nature conservation inventory of the areas intended for mining, including the farm areas, and
- a properly prepared plan showing all the essential details of the mining project, in particular:
- location, environment and spatial extent of the workings,
- examinations carried out,
- the method of dismantling,
- the ancillary installations,
- the use of the land used for mining and ancillary facilities after mining,
- the preparation and utilisation of the areas,
- where necessary, compensatory and substitutive measures;
- the cost of compensatory and replacement measures;
- a timetable for dismantling and compensatory and replacement measures.
What are the fees?
Fees are charged in accordance with Annex 1 to Section 1 (1) of the General Fee Schedule of the State of Lower Saxony (AllGO) in accordance with No. 64.2.5.
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
The permit shall expire if mining has not commenced within three years of its issue or if mining is interrupted for more than three years. The deadline may be extended upon request.
What else should I know?
Further information on the approval procedure under nature conservation law can be found in the circular "Mining of mineral resources" (Nds. MBL. No. 3/2011 p. 41 ff).
If mineral resources within the meaning of Section 3 (3) or (4) No. 1 of the Federal Mining Act (BBergG) are extracted or if mining takes place underground, a permit for the mining of mineral resources is required in accordance with the Federal Mining Act .
If a body of water is created, expanded or redesigned, mining requires approval under water law.
If a project is carried out for more than 12 months in accordance with the Annex to the Fourth Ordinance on the Implementation of the Federal Immission Control Act (Ordinance on Installations Requiring Approval) (4th BImSchV) (esp. Quarries in which explosives are used or the mining area covers at least 10 ha), the extraction of mineral resources requires an immission control permit.
Technically approved by
Lower Saxony Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Climate Protection
Professionally released on
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