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Apply for approval in simplified procedure for a plant according to BImSchG

Permits for installations of a certain type or size can be issued in a simplified procedure. In these cases, the procedure is carried out without public participation.

You will be granted a permit if you fulfill the obligations arising from the Federal Immission Control Act and if the project does not conflict with any other regulations under public law.

For information on the cases in which a simplified approval procedure is possible, please refer to the legal basis.

Process flow

If you wish to submit a permit to the competent authority, you must first submit the complete application documents. You can do this in writing or electronically.

The competent authority will confirm receipt of the application in writing or electronically, check it for completeness and involve the relevant authorities.

If necessary, the authority will request further documents.


  • You must prove that you will comply with the obligations of the Federal Immission Control Act when constructing and operating a plant.
  • There are no other regulations under public law or occupational health and safety concerns that conflict with the project.

Which documents are required?

  • Main application
  • required drawings, plans or expert opinions
  • explanations of the plant
  • other documents (if necessary, ask the competent authority)

What are the fees?

The fee depends on the construction costs and is at least 1100 euros.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Before construction of the plant.

Processing duration

Processing Time: 3 Months
The authority may extend the deadline by 3 months if the examination of the documents so requires or for reasons attributable to the applicant.


  • Appeal
  • For more information on how to file an appeal, see the notice.
  • Complaint

What else should I know?

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Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Climate Protection

Professionally released on



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competent Bodies

Staatliches Gewerbeaufsichtsamt Emden
Address: Brückstraße 38 , 26725 Emden
Telephone: 04921 9217-0
Fax: 04921 9217-59
Fax: 04921 9217-58
Address: Stilleweg 2 , 30655 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 643-0
Fax: +49 511 643-2304

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:

Stadt Papenburg - Rechnungsprüfung
Postal address: Post Office Box 1755 , 26857 Papenburg
Address: Hauptkanal rechts 68/69, 26871 Papenburg
Telephone: 04961 82-320
Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible

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)