Factsheet: Federal Immission Control Act - Biofuels

Federal Immission Control Act - Biofuels

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Federal Immission Control Act - Act on protection against harmful effects of air pollution, noise, vibration and similar phenomena
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Bundes-Immissionsschutzgesetz - Gesetz zur Schutz vor schädlichen Umwelteinwirkungen durch Luftverunreinigungen, Geräusche, Erschütterungen und ähnliche Vorgänge
Description: 
The purpose of the Immission Control Act is to protect humans, animals and plants, soil, water and atmosphere, cultural and other goods from environmental hazards and prevent further environmental hazards. The Immission Control Act determines a minimum share of biofuels in transport sector, requirements for biofuels and employs energetic reference values.
Goal/Aim: 
increase the share of biofuels in transport
Responsible Authority: 
Zoll (Biokraftstoffquotenbehörde - Biofuel Quota Authority)

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
1974
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2013