In case of an incident or the imminent threat of an incident, the operator shall immediately take the necessary measures to control and manage the incident, thereby minimising the consequences for man and the environment and to prevent further possible incidents.
In the case of an establishment covered by the scope of Directive 2010/75/EU of the European Parliament and the Council of 24 November 2010 on industrial emissions, the operator shall immediately, and in any case as quickly as possible and by the most appropriate means, report the incident and the measures taken and planned to the Division competent for environmental enforcement.
In the event of an incident, the operator shall immediately warn third parties who could suffer consequences of the emission, indicating the measures they can take to avert or limit the danger.
Subparagraph 1 does not apply if the regulations established by the Federal Government in connection with civil protection apply.
If, as a result of the incident, the operation of a waste water treatment installation may be adversely affected, the operator shall also immediately warn the manager of the installation in question.