Article 15.10.1.

If environmental damage has consequences or threatens to have consequences for one or more regions, the federal government, or other Member States of the European Union, the competent authority works with the competent authorities of the other regions, federal government, and other Member States via, among other things, an appropriate exchange of information, in order to ensure that the necessary measures are taken relating to that environmental damage or immediate threat of environmental damage.

 

If environmental damage of the type stated in the first paragraph occurs, the competent authority provides sufficient information for the competent authorities of the other regions, the federal government, or other Member States of the European Union.

 

When the competent authority identifies environmental damage not caused within its borders, it can report this to the competent authorities of the relevant regions, the federal government, or Member States of the European Union; where appropriate, recommendations on the necessary measures can be made to the European Commission and requests can be made for repayment of the cost of the measures that have been taken.

 

This cooperation shall have no negative effect on existing and future forms of cooperation.