State Office for the Environment Rhineland-Palatinate
The State Office for the Environment (LfU) is a state authority of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate . It is subordinate to the Ministry for the Environment, Energy, Food and Forests of Rhineland-Palatinate . The office is the upper environmental, consumer and occupational health and safety authority of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate and is headquartered in Mainz with branches in Worms , Birkenfeld (Nahe) and near Fankel .
The State Office for the Environment advises and supports the State Ministry in technical issues relating to the trade inspection and the protection of the climate, air, water, soil and nature. The technical authority develops the basis for political and administrative decisions. Essentially, the employees take measurements and analyze water, air and soil with regard to their constituents. The environmental data obtained are evaluated and consultations carried out. This creates the data bases that decision-makers in other state authorities, in the municipalities, but also in industry, trade and commerce and private individuals need for their planning.
The office was created in July 2004 as the State Office for the Environment, Water Management and Trade Supervision ( LUWG ) by merging the State Office for Environmental Protection and Trade Supervision with the State Office for Water Management .
When the new version of the State Nature Conservation Act of October 6, 2015 came into force, the name State Office for the Environment, Water Management and Trade Supervision was replaced by the State Office for the Environment . The seat of the authority, the tasks and the contact persons remain unaffected by this change.
Coordinates: 50 ° 0 ′ 21.4 ″ N , 8 ° 16 ′ 1.2 ″ E