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Increased risk of incidents (domino effect) Review

The competent authority is obliged to determine to the operators of operating areas in accordance with the Hazardous Incident Regulation for which operating areas or groups of operating areas may have an increased probability of incidents due to their geographical location, their distance from each other and the hazardous substances present in their facilities or these incidents may be more serious (domino effect). For the purposes of the assessment, the Authority shall, in particular:

  • the information provided by the operator in the notification and in the safety report,
  • the information provided by the operator following a request from the competent authority for additional information; and
  • the information obtained by the competent authority through monitoring measures.

The information to be provided by the operator shall also include circumstances in the immediate vicinity of the operating area which may trigger an incident or aggravate its consequences, e.B. details of neighbouring operating areas, other sites not covered by the Incident Regulation and areas and developments from which an incident could emanate or where the probability of occurrence of an incident may increase or the effects of an incident and domino effects. Where the Authority has additional information, it shall make it available to the operator without delay where this is necessary for the cooperation of the operators.

Process flow

The procedure for detecting a domino effect shall be initiated by the competent authority. The assessment is based on

  • the information provided by the operator in the notification and in the safety report,
  • the information provided by the operator following a request from the competent authority for additional information; and
  • the information obtained by the competent authority through monitoring measures.

If the conditions for a domino effect are met, the competent authority shall issue a declaratory decision to the operators concerned.

Who should I contact?

The competent authorities are the immission control authorities of the federal states.

What are the fees?

Fees are charged for the assessment notice, which are based on the respective fee regulations of the federal states.

Appendix 1 to Section 1 paragraph 1 General Fee Regulations (AllGO)

Appeal

An objection may be lodged against a declaratory decision.

Author

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

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Stefan Wigbels
Telephone: 05931 44-1552
Room:
B 552
responsible for:
Address: Brückstraße 38 , 26725 Emden

Telephone: 04921 9217-0
Fax: 04921 9217-59
Fax: 04921 9217-58
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown
Address: Stilleweg 2 , 30655 Hannover

Telephone: +49 511 643-0
Fax: +49 511 643-2304
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

Data protection information

Landkreis Emsland

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
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
BIC: GENODEF1LIG
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
BIC: NOLADE21EMS
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
BIC: PBNKDEFF250
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
Room:
605
responsible for:

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)

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