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Application for notification as an investigation body for the examination of waste wood in accordance with the Waste Wood Ordinance

If you want to check waste wood treatment plants to ensure that waste wood is recycled there without damage, you must apply to the competent authority to designate you as the inspection body. The provision applies to the whole of Germany.

Operators of treatment plants for the processing of waste wood for the production of wood-based materials are obliged to carry out quarterly investigations into the pollutant levels of waste wood. These investigations shall be carried out by independent control bodies designated by a central body. The investigations are to be carried out in accordance with the Waste Wood Ordinance (AltholzV).

Upon request, the investigation bodies are determined after a review, which is based on § 6 and Annex II to § 3 paragraph 1 of the Waste Wood Ordinance (AltholzV) and the "Waste Specialist Module". The specialist module regulates the requirements for the quality of examination centres within the framework of the Circular Economy Act (KrWG) and the regulations based on it. In the specialist module, personnel, operational and technical equipment requirements are defined. The provision is also referred to as 'notification'.

With this provision, the investigating body is obliged, among other things, to participate annually in the round robin tests carried out nationwide.

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

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