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Waste may only be treated, stored or deposited in approved facilities or facilities (waste disposal facility). These can be, for example, waste sorting plants, waste handling plants, composting plants, waste incineration plants, waste storage facilities or landfills. These plants have a special environmental relevance. They may only be erected and operated if a permit has been granted for this in accordance with the "Federal Immission Control Act BImSchG". The plants to which this applies are conclusively defined in the Annex under point 8 of the "Ordinance on Plants Requiring Approval 4th BImSchV". In contrast, the construction and operation of landfills requires a waste permit, usually a planning approval procedure. All other waste disposal facilities only require a building permit.

Information on the necessary documentation shall be provided by the competent authority. In principle, it is advisable for the applicant to contact the competent approval authority as early as possible. Even before submitting the application documents, the applicant should use the offer for consultations in order to clarify in advance the type and scope of the documents, the course of the approval procedure, the legal basis and individual case-specific questions. This allows a considerable acceleration of the approval process to be achieved.

The implementation of approval procedures in accordance with the Federal Immission Control Act is described in the "Procedure Manual for the Implementation of the BImSchG Implementation of Approval Procedures". The procedure book describes the procedure, offers assistance in questions of procedural conduct and serves as a source of information on specific procedural issues.

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