Authority for the Environment, Climate, Energy and Agriculture

Report safety report of upper class operating areas according to Major Accident Ordinance

New or updated safety reports from upper class operating areas must be submitted to the responsible authority for review.

Important notes


  • They have a concept for preventing incidents.
  • They have a safety management system.
  • They have measures in place to prevent accidents and limit their impact on human health and the environment.
  • The construction and operation of the systems correspond to the current state of safety technology.
  • They have internal alarm and hazard prevention plans.

Documents required

  • Safety report with relevant information in accordance with the Major Accident Ordinance in duplicate
  • internal alarm and hazard prevention plans

Please note

In the safety report, demonstrate that you have an incident prevention concept and a safety management system.
The measures to prevent accidents and to limit their effects on human health and the environment must be included in the safety report.
The construction and operation of the facilities must comply with the latest safety technology. Provide sufficient information so that the responsible authority can decide on the location in the neighborhood.


They shall submit the safety report to the competent authority within a reasonable period of time set by the competent authority before the plant is put into operation.

You update the security report

  • at least every 5 years,

  • in the event of a change relevant to an incident,

  • after an incident (Annex VI Part 1 of the 12th Federal Immission Control Ordinance) and

  • whenever new circumstances so require, or to take into account new safety-related knowledge and current findings for assessing the risks.

You must submit updated parts of a safety report due to incident-relevant changes to the competent authority at least one month before the change is implemented; otherwise, you must submit updated parts of safety reports immediately.

Procedure & Fees


You submit the safety report in duplicate in writing by post to the competent authority.
The authority will check your information and documents. If necessary, the authority will request further documents or information from you.


Fees apply. The amount of the fees is calculated by the responsible authority on the basis of the environmental fee regulations and based on the time spent.

Legal notes

Legal remedies

This administrative service does not constitute an administrative act. No legal remedy is provided.

Legal basis

§ 3 (5b) Federal Immission Control Act (BImSchG)

Section 9 of the Major Accident Ordinance (12th BImSchV)

Section 13 of the Major Accident Ordinance (12th BImSchV)

Service description

As the operator of an upper-tier operating area, you are obliged to prepare a safety report. The safety report must contain at least the details and information listed in Annex II of the Major Accident Ordinance.

The competent authority will inform you of the result of its review of the safety report within a reasonable period of time, unless the safety report is the subject of an approval procedure under emissions control law.

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Address and contact information


Authority for the Environment, Climate, Energy and Agriculture
Corporate Environmental Protection
Neuenfelder Straße 19 21109 Hamburg

Room: F.04.314

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