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Show construction, significant modification or measures with a change in the hazard level of installations for handling water-polluting substances (except heating oil consumer systems and JGS systems)

You must submit your notification of the construction, significant change or change of the hazard level of a plant subject to inspection to the competent authority in good time.

The construction of these installations shall not be notified if:

  • for the facilities for the storage, filling or handling of water-polluting substances, an application is made for a suitability assessment in accordance with the Water Resources Act, or
  • installations are subject to an authorisation procedure under other legal provisions, provided that the authorisation procedure also ensures compliance with the requirements of this Regulation. In this case, significant changes to the plant that require approval are also not subject to notification.

Process flow

If you want to submit the complaint online:

  • You submit the complaint via the online service.
  • The water authority will check your documents for completeness and, if necessary, request missing information or documents.
  • In addition, the substantive requirements will be reviewed, which may also lead to additional claims.
  • The authority may temporarily or definitively prohibit the project or issue a notice with conditions.

If you want to send the notification by letter or e-mail:

  • They fill out the forms required for the notification and send them to the lower water authority.
  • The further procedural steps correspond to the online procedure.


The plants must comply with the requirements of the Ordinance on Installations for the Handling of Substances Hazardous to Water (AwSV). This must be proven with the documents to be submitted.

Which documents are required?

  • Completed notification form
  • Detailed documents describing the project (site plan, drawings, evidence, descriptions)
  • Expert opinions if necessary

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Please send your notification to the competent authority at least six weeks in advance.

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

Staatliches Gewerbeaufsichtsamt Emden
Address: Brückstraße 38 , 26725 Emden
Telephone: 04921 9217-0
Fax: 04921 9217-59
Fax: 04921 9217-58

Data protection information

Landkreis Emsland
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Station Haltestelle Kreishaus
Bus: 993

Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306


Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
responsible for:

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)