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State recognition as a water and waste law monitoring investigation body: application

The investigators in the context of water and waste law monitoring may be those who have state recognition.

Recognition is governed by the Ordinance on State-recognised investigation bodies for water and waste monitoring (AbwUStV ND 1995). The regulation is the legal toolbox for privatising environmental analytical tasks while ensuring a high level of quality.

The general requirements for the competence, the proof of competence and the notification of test and calibration laboratories are based on the en-STANDARD EN ISO/IEC 17025 and the specialist modules water and waste.

The possibility of state recognition currently extends to the investigation of

  • Wastewater in the context of the
    • official instructor monitoring in accordance with Section 125 of the Lower Saxony Water Act (NWG)
    • Indirect in-conductor monitoring in accordance with Section 98 paragraph 2 NWG
  • groundwater, leachate and surface water during the
    • Landfill monitoring in accordance with Section 44 of the Lower Saxony Waste Act (NAbfG)
  • sewage sludge and soil during the execution of the
    • Sewage Sludge Ordinance section 33 Sewage Sludge Ordinance (AbfKlärV) (Investigation centres for sewage sludge)
Ordinance on State-recognised investigations into water and waste monitoring (AbwUStV ND 1995)Specialist module WaterSpecialist module WasteSection 125 Lower Saxony Water Act (NWG)Section 98 paragraph 2 Lower Saxony Water Act (NWG)Section 44 Lower Saxony Waste Act (NAbfG)Section 33 Sewage Sludge Ordinance (AbfKlärV)

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

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