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Apply for approval of the premature construction of a plant requiring a permit

You have applied for the approval of a plant requiring a permit? Then you can also apply to the competent authority to start construction of the plant ahead of schedule.

The competent authority can revoke the approval at any time. In addition, the approval may be subject to conditions or granted conditionally if you still have to meet certain requirements. The conditions are intended to ensure that the plant can be dismantled if it is not approved. For this purpose, the competent authority may require a security from you. Collateral can be, for example, the deposit of money or securities as well as guarantees.

Process flow

You will prepare the necessary application documents using the EliA application program.

You submit the application documents in writing or electronically to the competent authority.

The competent authority will confirm receipt in writing or electronically. If necessary, the authority will request further documents.


  • From the application and the required documents, the competent body must be able to sufficiently assess the impact of the planned installation.
  • Your application must show a justified interest in the premature start.
  • As the applicant, you must undertake to compensate for all damage caused by the premature construction up to the time of the decision and, if the project is not approved, to restore it to its previous condition.

Which documents are required?

  • Application for early construction of a facility requiring a permit
  • required drawings, plans, expert opinions
  • explanations of the plant
  • other documents (if necessary, ask the competent authority)

What are the fees?

The fee is at least 1500 euros.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

You must submit the application before you begin construction of the facility.

Processing duration

The approval procedure is part of the approval procedure.


  • Contradiction
  • Further information on how to file an objection can be found in the notification.
  • Complaint

What else should I know?

If you wish to have significant changes to a facility requiring a permit approved, the competent body may also provisionally permit the operation of the facility if the change serves to ensure the lawful construction or operation of the facility.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Climate Protection

Professionally released on



The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

competent Bodies

Niedersächsisches Landesamt für Bergbau, Energie und Geologie (LBEG)
Address: Stilleweg 2 , 30655 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 643-0
Fax: +49 511 643-2304

Data protection information

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

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