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German EMAS Advisory Board - Umweltgutachterausschuss (UGA)

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Bernburger Str. 30/31
D-10963 Berlin

Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 29 77 32-30
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 29 77 32-39
info [at] uga.de

Managing Director
Esther Zippel

Consultants
Frank Kermann
Mario Lodigiani


Office MGMT/Webmaster
Claudia Koch

 

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German EMAS Advisory Board (Umweltgutachterausschuss, UGA)

The German EMAS Advisory Board is a legal committee established under § 21 Environmental Audit Act (Umweltauditgesetz - UAG) at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). It ensures quality of the EMAS accreditation and supervision system in Germany. The committee consists of 25 members representing all interested parties. The separate German licensing body for environmental verifiers (DAU) is reporting biannually to the UGA.


The UGA is an independent administrative body. It is under legal control of the BMUB. The UGA office is located in Berlin.

Members (25)

  • industry/enterprises (6)
  • environmental verifiers (4)
  • federal/state administration departments for the environment (6) / of economics (3)
  • trade unions (3)
  • environmental associations, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) (3)

Please find the list of UGA-members in German here.

 

Scope of Duties and Responsibilities

  • enacting official guidelines for interpretation and implementation of accreditation and supervision of environmental verifiers
  • keeping the list for verifier's examination board
  • recommendation for the appointment of experts to be appointed through the complaints authority
  • advising the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety in all issues concerning EMAS and accreditation and supervision
  • promotion of EMAS in Germany

Please find a list of UGA's tasks in German here.

 

EMAS-System of Accreditation, Supervision and Registration

The diagram shows the system of accreditation, supervision and registration of EMAS in Germany.

UGA Statements translated into English

16. December 2016

Statement  issued by the German EMAS Advisory Board appointed by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) on the European Commission's action plan for the Circular Economy from 12/02/2015.

 

29. November 2016

Statement of the German EMAS Advisory Board concerning EMAS environmental verifiers as EF reviewers
Position paper issued by the German EMAS Advisory Board (UGA) on the establishment of a verification system for Environmental Footprint studies Context: Recommendation of the European Commission of 9 April 2013 on the use of common methods to measure and communicate the life cycle environmental performance of products and organizations (2013/179/EU).

 

29. November 2016

Statement of the German EMAS Advisory Board concerning the utilisation of the well-proven communication vehicle "EMAS environmental statement" in the Environmental Footprint framework
Position paper issued by the German EMAS Advisory Board (UGA). Context: Recommendation of the European Commission of 9 April 2013 on the use of common methods to measure and communicate the life cycle environmental performance of products and organisations (2013/179 / EU).

 

27. January 2015

Statement of the German EMAS Advisory Board concerning the relationship between EMAS and OEF
Position of the German EMAS Advisory Board (UGA), appointed by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). Concerning Commission Recommendation of 9 April 2013 on the use of common methods to measure and communicate the life cycle environmental performance of products and organisations (2013/79/EU).

 

27. January 2015

Statement of the German EMAS Advisory Board concerning the upcoming revision of the EMAS Regulation
The European Commission commissioned an evaluation study regarding a potential revision
of the EMAS Regulation (EU) 1221/2009 and how it could look like. The study includes several
scenarios up to the abolishment of EMAS. The German EMAS Advisory Board (UGA) is
discussing several scenarios and solutions since the beginning of 2013.

 

07. November 2014

Summary of Outcome of the EMAS Revision Workshop
Workshop hosted by the German EMAS Advisory Board with participants from interested Member States as well as UGA members and EU Commission representatives.

 

3. Feburary 2004

Statement of the German EMAS Advisory Boad (UGA) on the evaluation of legal compliance by EMAS participants with regard to legal provisions for supervisions (Resolution from 31st plenary meeting held on 3rd February 2004).

 

 

Administrative regulations translated into English

Guideline of the German EMAS Advisory Board pursuant to the Environmental Audit Act (UAG) for Revisal of Individual Environmental Verifiers, Verification Organisations and Holders of Certificates of Specialised Knowledge within the Framework of Supervision (UAG Supervision Guideline – UAG-AufsR) of 10.05.2012

Guideline of the German EMAS Advisory Board (Umweltgutachterausschuss – UGA) pursuant to the Environmental Audit Act (UAG) on the requirements for the inclusion of applicants to the list of examiners (UAG Guideline on Examiners – UAG-PrüfR) of 10.05.2012

 

Guideline for Oral Examinations to Ascertain the Competence of Environmental Verifiers and of Holders of Certificates of Specialised Knowledge (UAG Competence Guideline - UAG-FkR) of 22 June 2004 


Statement by the Environmental Verification Committee (UGA) on the evaluation of legal compliance by EMAS participants with regard to legal provisions for supervisions (Resolution from 31st plenary meeting held on 3rd February 2004) 


Announcement of the Environmental Audit Act, 4 September 2002 


Ordinance of 24 June 2002, Enacting and Amending Ordinances under Immission Control and Waste Law

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