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§ 11 Basis for making decisions and decision criteria

Before decisions are made, the responsible party shall ensure that issues relating to health, safety and the environment have been comprehensively and adequately considered.
The decision criteria shall be based on the stipulated objectives, strategies and requirements for health, safety and the environment and shall be available prior to making decisions.
Necessary coordination of decisions at various levels and in different areas shall be ensured so that no unintended effects arise.
Assumptions that form the basis for a decision, shall be expressed so they can be followed up.
Section last changed: 01 January 2011

Comprehensively and adequately considered as mentioned in the first subsection, means e.g. that reports, data and analyses included in the basis for decisions, are of the necessary quality, that different alternatives and consequences have been studied, and that relevant experts and user groups have been involved.