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31st Regulation for the Implementation of the Federal Immission Control Act (BImSchV).

Type of law

This regulation aims to limit the emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from certain industrial facilities that use organic solvents in their processes. The regulation sets out general and specific requirements for limiting emissions, including the use of best available techniques (BAT) and the development of reduction plans. The regulation also requires the reporting of emissions data and the implementation of monitoring and control measures. The regulation includes transitional provisions for existing facilities, with different deadlines for compliance depending on the type of facility and activity. The text also includes definitions of key terms, such as emission control equipment and solvent consumption. The text consists of 13 Articles and 7 Annexes.
Long title of text
Regulation for the Limitation of Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds in the Use of Organic Solvents in Certain Installations 31st BImSchV.
Date of text
Publication reference
Federal Law Gazette, Bonn, Nr.7 2024.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
31. Verordnung zur Durchf hrung des Bundes-Immissionsschutzgesetzes (Verordnung zur Begrenzung der Emissionen fl chtiger organischer Verbindungen bei der Verwendung organischer L sungsmittel in bestimmten Anlagen 31. BImSchV).