Operations Officer for Water Protection Order

The authority may also order the appointment of a water protection officer in addition to those already obliged to appoint a water protection officer.

The competent authority may order that:

  1. the discharge of waste water into waters for which there is no obligation to appoint water protection officers anyway;
  2. the discharges of waste water in wastewater treatment plants,
  3. the operators of plants for the handling of water-hazardous substances in accordance with Section 62 paragraph 1 WHG,
  4. the operators of pipeline installations in accordance with point 19.3 of Appendix 1 of the Environmental Impact Assessment Act

to appoint one or more water protection officers.

In the absence of any other appointment of a water protection officer, by way of derogation from water protection officers for waste water discharges by local authorities, associations formed by local authorities or water and soil associations, the manager or manager responsible for the waste water systems or the plant manager or the plant manager of the self-operating plant formed for the waste water plant shall be the

  • Form designation: non-existent
  • Online procedure possible: yes
  • Written form required: yes
  • Personal appearance necessary: no

Related Links

  • Section 64 Water Budget Act (WHG)
  • Section 66 of the State Water Act (LWG)
  • Section 67 of the Land Water Act (LWG) [

The order shall be issued by the authority.

Responsible for the content
Ministry of Environment, Energy, Food and Forestry Rhineland-Palatinate.

Last update or date of publication
28.09.2020