Authority Management for Waste Processing Plants

Approval procedures in Austria are based on e.g. Waste Legislation Act (the AWG 2002), Water Rights Act (WRG 1959) or Environmental Impact Assessment Act (UVP-G 2000). In particular, substance and system-specific requirements have to be fulfilled, the consideration of a variety of laws of different legal areas with their corresponding definitions in the regulations, administrative regulations, standards and guidelines have to be taken into account. In particular,  the Waste Legislation Act defines the approval procedure in §§ 37 – 65 in detail.

A whole concept is necessary

The comprehensive project has to include detailed descriptions of the plant and involved processes, material and energy balance, how air pollution is reduced and sewage is pre-cleaned before discharge. Additionally protection measures against noise emissions, a waste management concept, and measures for employee protection and plant safety are part of the approval procedure. The waste water emission of industrial facilities is regulated by the commercial law authority but has to follow the specifications defined separately in the WRG 1959.

Professional advice and expertise leads towards success

Meeting the varying and sometimes contradictory requirements in the approval documents requires intensive communication between authorities and applicants. The consulting engineer acts as coordinator and takes over the function of the “translator”. The applicant will be advised and supported at the creation of the application documents so that the permission for the project is granted. We assist during discussions with authorities and in particular at the local public negotiation. For complex projects, e.g. construction, soil mechanics, hydrology, forestry, occupational medicine, noise, ecology, an external expertise is usually necessary.

Personal support during the entire project

The services offered by EnviCare® Engineering GmbH start with assessing the licensing situation, include the creation and coordination of complete applications for approval procedures, also known as the “authorization request” and all necessary meetings with authorities or guidance and support. Of course, we keep supporting our clients during the authority process and all scheduled public negotiations are provided. In the course of realization of the project we provide advice for the fulfilment of the defined technical conditions defined in the authority permit.


=> Biogasplant Maria Lankowitz

EnviCare® Engineering GmbH
engineering consultant for process technology

Eisteichgasse 20/36

8042 Graz, Austria
Tel. +43-316-381038-0 Fax+43-316-381038-9

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