Long-term storage; application for designation as an expert

Experts who can be commissioned to check whether harmful environmental impacts and other hazards emanate from a long-term storage facility after decommissioning must be appointed.


If there is a concern that, after decommissioning of the long-term storage facility, the facility or the facility site may cause harmful environmental impacts or other hazards, significant disadvantages and significant nuisances for the general public and the neighborhood within the meaning of § 5 paragraph 3 number 1 of the Federal Immission Control Act, the operator must, at the request of the competent authority, have an expert appointed in agreement with the authority to check whether the requirements of § 5 paragraph 3 number 1 of the Federal Immission Control Act are met.

Anyone wishing to act as an expert requires official approval. The application can be submitted informally.

In the case of foreign applicants, exceptions are possible depending on the decision of the licensing authority with regard to the documents listed below, provided that the expertise and reliability (see "Requirements") are proven in another way.

If the licensing requirement is waived due to the existence of an equivalent license from another EU or EEA country, the expert must submit documents relating to the equivalent license to the competent authority before commencing work in Germany and, at the request of the authority, submit a certified translation, among other things. In this case, processing or further consultation via the responsible single point of contact is not possible.


An expert must have the necessary expertise, independence, reliability and technical equipment.


The applicant does not have to observe any deadlines when submitting the application for approval.

Required documents

  • Proof of liability insurance

  • official certificate of good conduct
  • Documents for the proof of the technical qualification

    - Proof of completed university studies or comparable qualification, e.g. based on professional practice
    - Proof of knowledge in the field of assessment and monitoring of landfills and long-term storage facilities
    - Proof of participation in the course for expert knowledge on landfills


Please select a location in "Localization" so that the address of the responsible authority can be filled in.

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Formloser Antrag (mit Unterschrift)
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

Online procedures

  • Langzeitlager - Beantragung der Zulassung als Sachverständige/r online

    You can also apply for approval as an expert for long-term storage facilities online. To apply online, you must register or log in with the new ID card via BayernID. To do this, you will need the new ID card with the online ID card function activated, a card reader and the ID card app2.


  • Fee for decision on the application for approval: € 55 to € 5250
    (Art. 1 para. 1, Art. 5 para. 1 sentence 1 of the Bavarian Costs Act, tariff no. 8.I.0/51.11 of the Annex to § 1 of the Bavarian Ordinance on the Enactment of the Schedule of Costs to the Costs Act)


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