Waste and Recycling Officer
For which Organisations waste management officer are to be ordered, is determined in §§ 59, 60 of the Kreislaufwirtschaftsgesetz - KrWG, Unless an individual administrative decision is made.
A waste management officer is acc. AbfBetrBV (Abfallbetriebsbeauftragten-Verordnung), to be ordered in writing and the tasks to be defined must be precisely defined. An determination of a appointed person duties must be notified to the competent authority.
A waste management officer must have the necessary expertise and reliability to fulfill the defined tasks (§ 55 BImSchG in conjunction with §§ 7,8 of the 5th BImSchV). It requires a degree in physics, chemistry or engineering and at least two years of relevant knowledge. In some cases, other qualification requirements are possible. Representatives have to take part in recognized continuing education measures at least every two years (§ 9 Abs. 5. BImSchV)
Duties according to § 60 KrWG
- Monitoring of waste from its formation or delivery until its recovery or disposal (§ 60 (1) no. 1 KrWG)
- Monitoring compliance with laws, regulations, conditions and conditions (§ 60 Abs. 1 Nr. 2 KrWG)
- Regular monitoring of the plant and its facilities (§ 60 (1) no. 2 KrW- / AbfG)
- Informing the employees about harmful environmental effects which may emanate from the waste (§ 60 para. 1 sentence 3 KrWG).
- Encourage the development and introduction of environmentally friendly non-hazardous waste disposal / disposal procedures and their assessment
- Improvement of the disposal procedure (§ 60 Abs. 1 Nr. 5 KrWG)
- Preparation of an annual report on the measures taken and intended (§ 60 (2) KrWG)
There is currently no explicit provision in the KrWG. There is a line position, e.g. recommended as company manager. An external order, as a waste officer in simultaneous order as Immissionsschutz-, incident or water commissioner in a staff department in direct allocation of company management, gem. § 5 of the 5th BImSchV with the consent of the competent authority. With the amendment of the AbfBetrbV (December 2016), according to § 2 AbfBetrbV, in-house waste managers are to be appointed for operators of certain plants. According to § 5 AbfBetrbV, external commissioning can only be permitted on request by the competent authority.
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