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Economy | Consumption

ISO 14001 in Germany

A Survey of German Experience


A revision of the ISO 14001 environmental management systems standard is currently being negotiated internationally. The revision process seeks to integrate the practical experience and results gained by the users of the standard. Pertinent reports and case studies are available from many countries outside of the European Union. Within the context of the planned revision, the German experience is...read more

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UBA-Beteiligungen
Number of pages
99
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Chemicals

Formulation of proposals for measures to be taken to substitute environmentally relevant flame retardants in printed circuit boards, outer casings for IT and TV applicances and polyurethane insulation and one-component foams

Workshop reports


This report gives an overview of three workshops which were held in May and June 2001 in Berlin following the submission of the Umweltbundesamt (Federal Environmental Agency) study "Substituting Environmentally Relevant Flame Retardants: Assessment Fundamentals“ (Umweltbundesamt Texte [Federal Environmental Agency publications] 25/01 – 27/01; Vol. I in English: Umweltbundesamt Texte 40/01). The ob...read more

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51
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Chemicals, Economy | Consumption, Air

Emission of Refrigerant R.134a from Mobile Air-Conditioning Systems

Annual Rate of Emission from Passenger-Car Air-Conditioning Systems up to Seven Yaers Old


The Kyoto Protocol on Climate Protection extends not only to the greenhouse-gases CO2, methane and nitrous oxide, but also to the fluorinated gases (f-gases) HFC, PFC and SF6. By far the most important of the fluorinated greenhouse gases is HFC, used mainly as a substitute for CFCs, while the most significant of the HFCs themselves is HFC 134a, accounting for about three-quarters of world producti...read more

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57
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179
Waste | Resources

Strategy for the Investigation of Hazardous Substances in Industrial Effluents: IDA (Industrial Discharge Assessment)


The extensive detection of hazardous substances in wastewater discharges of the industry requires a concerted combination of chemical and biological analyses beyond those established in the German Wastewater Ordinance or any other European water regulation/legislation. For this reason, an emission-oriented assessment strategy for hazardous substances in industrial wastgewater discharges (Industrie...read more

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Texte
Number of pages
141
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164
Economy | Consumption

Exemplary Investigation into the State of Practical Realisation of Integrated Environmental Protection within the Ceramics Industry under Observance of the IPPC-Directive and the Development of BAT Reference Documents


On September, 24th, 1996 the Council of the European Communities issued Directive 96/61/EC on Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC-D) [25]. This directive aims at the integrated reduction and prevention of environmental pollution emitted by industrial installations with a high potential of emissions into the environmental media air, water and soil. The priority of the Directive is to...read more

Number of pages
213
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Economy | Consumption

Development of Aids for Drawing Up and Assessing the Plan for the Prevention of Hazardous Incidents


With the Twelfth Ordinance on the Implementation of the Federal Pollution Control Act, which came into force on 3.5.2000, the Hazardous Incidents Ordinance in the version of 20 September 1991 was reformulated. The reason for this new version was the need to implement Council Directive 96/82/EC of 9 December 1996 on the control of major accident hazards (Seveso II Directive) in German law. read more

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150
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Climate | Energy, Sustainability | Strategies | International matters

Instruments and Options for Environmental Policy during the Accession Process of EU Associated Countries in the Area of Environment and Energy


 More than four years ago the European Union (EU) decided to start negotiations on accession with possible new member countries. The Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Poland and Slovenia were the first countries to be accepted into the formal accession process. There countries are accordingly the called Accession Countries. read more

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Texte
Number of pages
194
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