Departments

The departments of the Ministry

Minister 

Franz Untersteller MdL 

State Secretary

Dr. Andre Baumann

Director General

Helmfried Meinel

Department 1

  • Key tasks, Europe, international cooperation 

    Head of Department
    Jutta Lück

    Secretariat
    Phone: +49 711 126-2721

    Duties
    Organisation; Personnel; Budget; Europe, International cooperation; Environmental information systems, environmental computer science, IT-based citizens' participation; General legal matters; environmental law; environmental helpline 

Department 2

  • Policy, sustainability, climate protection, environmental technology, circular economy 

    Head of Department
    Martin Eggstein

    Secretariat
    Phone: +49 711 126-2668

    Duties
    Fundamental environmental policy issues, sustainability; Climate protection; Recycling management, law; Environmental technology, research, ecology; Local recycling management, waste disposal technology; Environmental Academy

Department 3

  • Nuclear energy supervision, radiation protection 

    Head of Department
    Gerrit Niehaus

    Secretariat
    Phone: +49 711 126-2619

    Duties
    Administration and law; General affairs of nuclear energy supervision; Supervision of nuclear power plant, Neckarwestheim; Supervision of nuclear power plant, Philippsburg; Radioactive waste disposal and decommissioning of plants; Radiation protection 

Department 4

  • Air pollution control, market surveillance, construction technology

    Head of Department
    Josef Kreuzberger

    Secretariat
    Phone: +49 711 126-2625

    Duties
    Administration and law, labour inspectorate, geology, mining; Air pollution control, noise, major accident prevention; Market surveillance, chemical and product safety; Safe use of workequipment, hazardous substances, biomaterials, genetic engineering; Construction technology, building ecology; State Regulatory Authority, Energy Competition Authority

Department 5

  • Water and soil

    Head of Department
    Peter Fuhrmann

    Secretariat
    Phone: + 49 711 126-1501

    Duties
    Administration and law; International agreements, Rhine and Danube, European Water Framework Directive, support schemes; Prevention of water pollution, standing water bodies, Lake Constance; Soil and legacy contamination sites, ground water protection,  water supply; Hydraulic engineering and flood protection, aquatic ecology

Department 6

  • Energy Sector

    Head of Department
    Karl Greißing

    Secretariat
    Phone: + 49 711 126-1201

    Duties
    Fundamental energy policy issues; Energy performance of buildings; Energy performance of households and businesses; Renewable energy sources; Grid expansion and storage

     

Department 7

  • Nature conservation

    Head of Department
    Wolfgang Baur

    Secretariat
    Phone: + 49 711 126-2368

    Duties
    Fundamental nature conservation issues; biotope and species conservation; rules of intervention, landscape conservation; landscape planning; Stiftung Naturschutzfonds (Conservation Fund)


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