High pressure gas pipeline; notification of construction

Anyone intending to construct a high-pressure gas pipeline must notify the competent authority of the project in writing.


Anyone intending to construct a high-pressure gas pipeline shall notify the competent authority in writing of the project before the planned start of construction, enclosing all the documents required for assessing safety and describing the project. The notification shall be accompanied by an expert's opinion stating that the specified condition of the high-pressure gas pipeline complies with the requirements of Sections 2 and 3 of the High-Pressure Gas Pipeline Ordinance (GasHDrLtgV).

High-pressure gas pipelines include all equipment used for pipeline operation, in particular compressor, expansion, control and metering equipment, as well as pipelines or pipeline systems for optimizing gas supply and gas delivery.


The project must be notified to the competent authority at least eight weeks before the planned start of construction (Section 5 (1) GasHDrLtgV).

The competent authority may object to the project within a period of eight weeks if the specified condition of the high-pressure gas pipeline does not comply with the requirements of Sections 2 and 3 GasHDrLtgV (Section 5 (2) GasHDrLtgV). This period begins as soon as the complete documents and the expert opinion of the competent authority are available and can be extended once by four weeks if this is absolutely necessary for the examination of the project.

The time limits applicable to a planning approval or planning permit procedure pursuant to Section 43 sentence 1 number 2 or Section 43b sentence 1 number 2 of the Energy Industry Act shall remain unaffected.

Construction of the high-pressure gas pipeline may not commence until expiry of the time limit pursuant to Section 5 (2) GasHDrLtgV or receipt of notification that no objection has been raised. If a complaint is made within the time limit, work may not commence until the defect has been rectified. This does not apply to parts of the high-pressure gas pipeline that have not been objected to.

Required documents

  • Documents in accordance with the "Working aids of the federal states for the enforcement of the Ordinance on High-Pressure Gas Pipelines (GasHDrLtgV) of 18 May 2011 (BGBl. I p. 928)" of the Federal Government/Länder Gas Committee of 4 December 2012.


  • None


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