The Federal Soil Protection Act provides for the involvement of experts for the investigation and assessment of areas suspected of containing contaminated sites, harmful soil contamination and contaminated sites, as well as for the implementation of remediation planning and investigations.
The approval of these experts according to § 18 Federal Soil Protection Act (BBodSchG) is carried out in Bavaria by the Bavarian State Office for the Environment (LfU).
An expert approval can take place for the following subject areas:
- Area-based and site-based survey / historical investigation
- Risk assessment for the impact pathway soil - waters
- Risk assessment for the impact pathway soil - plant / Precautionary measures for limiting substance inputs into the soil and during the application and introduction of materials
- Risk assessment for the impact pathway soil - humans
- Hazard identification, assessment and prevention of harmful soil changes due to soil erosion by water.
The license is granted for a period of five years and can be extended on application for five years at a time, if necessary.
A public appointment as an expert for contaminated sites according to § 36 of the Industrial Code is taken into account. In the case of a corresponding appointment tenor, the applicant undergoes a simplified approval procedure.
As a rule, the respective federal state in which the expert has his permanent place of business is responsible for licensing him as an expert. Experts from other federal states can also work in Bavaria (equivalence of the state-specific admission procedures).
All experts approved in the Federal Republic of Germany are listed in the Internet database ReSyMeSa (Recherchesystem Messstellen und Sachverständige).
Please seek advice from before submitting an application. You will find your contact person and further information under "Further links".