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Change Of The Bathroom Hygiene Act

Original Language Title: Änderung des Bäderhygienegesetzes

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42. Federal Law, with which the Bäderhygienegesetz is amended

The National Council has decided:

The Bäderhygienegesetz (BHygG), BGBl. No. 254/1976, as last amended by the Federal Law BGBl. I n ° 64/2009, shall be amended as follows:

1. § 1 (3) reads:

"(3) Hot tubs (whirlpool tubs) are tubs with a water and/or air circulating device which, in operation, has a water volume of more than 30 litres and is intended for use in part and/or whole body use."

2. § 3 (3) reads:

" (3) The application for the grant of an authorization referred to in paragraph 1 shall be accompanied by the documents necessary for the assessment of the project, such as a detailed description of the plant, taking particular account of the nature of the pelvis to be supplied to the basin. to join the water treatment facilities, water treatment facilities and information on the planned visitation capacity, including plans and lists of the ÖNORM (s) and regulations in triplicate (3). "

Article 9a (6) reads as follows:

" (6) By the beginning of the 2012 bathing season at the latest, the Landeshauptmann shall ensure that, during the bathing season, certain information is provided to the public in accordance with a regulation in accordance with § 15a in an easily accessible position in the immediate vicinity Each bathing water is provided. To this end, the institutions referred to by the Governor of the State and/or the experts appointed by them shall have the right to apply to the bathing waters and to the competent authorities, subject to the same conditions as those of the To enter the land used for bathing and to take the necessary measures to inform the public, such as setting up and waiting information boards, including the use of information and updating information. It shall be possible, if possible, to proceed in agreement with the authorized persons. The persons entitled to dispose of such land shall tolerate, and shall not remove, alter or alter the information boards, their maintenance and the information and the updating of information, nor shall they modify or otherwise alter the information boards. Hinder the information of the public. In addition, at the latest by the beginning of the 2012 bathing season, the Landeshauptmann shall ensure that certain additional information is immediately available to the public in accordance with a regulation pursuant to Section 15a without delay by means of appropriate media and technologies. including the Internet. "

4. § 14 (3) (3), the entry sentence reads:

" (3) As experts in hygiene, who have special technical knowledge and skills in the fields of bathing water treatment, bathing water chemistry, hygiene and microbiology, for the assessment of the hygiene-relevant technical facilities of a In the case of bathing and in the field of bathing hygiene, the following must be used: "

5. § 14 para. 3 Z 1 lit. a and b is:

" (a)

Institutes of the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Security GmbH (AGES) in the fields of public health and food safety and investigative institutions of the countries according to § 72 of the food safety and health insurance company. Consumer Protection Act (LMSVG), BGBl. I No 13/2006, or


persons who, according to § 73 LMSVG, are authorised to investigate and assess drinking water in chemical and microbiological terms and have a testing and inspection body accredited for the necessary investigation parameters, or "

6. § 14 (3) Z 2 lit b reads:

" (b)

Institutes of the AGES in the field of public health or "

7. § 15 (3) and (4) reads:

" (3) The Federal Minister for Health, if this is compatible with the protection of the health of the bathers, shall not, on request in the regulation pursuant to paragraph 1, not apply for the respective state of scientific knowledge and technology. authorise the use of substances (such as flocculants, disinfectants, oxidising agents or pH-value adjustment agents), components of a preparation process, combinations of procedures and procedures with a view to a verification operation, to prescribe certain appropriate conditions, conditions for to indicate the use, where appropriate, of the maximum permitted quantities or residual quantities, and to determine the minimum duration of the inspection operation.

(4) With the application for the approval of a verification operation, the applicant shall submit all the documents enabling an assessment of an application in accordance with paragraph 3, in particular documents relating to:


the bathroom in which the inspection operation is to be carried out (such as approval certificate, including any amendments to the change, examination findings of the last three years, opening and operating times, total number of visitors in the annual section, information on Existing bathing water treatment, pelvic circuit, filter system, metrology equipment, chemicals and dosing methods, water supply, water sampling, water sampling points, existing combination of procedures, installation scheme, Filling water origin and condition),


the technical description and specification of a component, method combination or method used in the inspection operation, the operation of the inspection operation, the parameters relevant for the inspection operation, Measurement values, measurement value intervals, operating parameters including data acquisition and operational control,


the chemical physical description of a new agent used,


the safety of an agent, the components of a treatment process, a combination of procedures or a health-related procedure;


the effect of an agent and/or the effectiveness of components of a treatment process, a combination of procedures or a procedure in the sense of the application and the attainment of the water quality determined by regulation (e.g. Inactivation rate for disinfectants),


the perfect measurability of the concentration of the agent used or its reaction products on site, as well as


a method of assessment and control on the basis of parameters determined by regulation or newly developed key data. "

8. § 15 (8) and (9) reads:

" (8) The inspection operation shall not be opened until the bathing guests are informed by the holder of the authorization in a suitable manner in the baths in which it is carried out. The notice shall be appropriate for the duration of the inspection operation. If the note is removed, the scan operation must be set.

(9) Where the inspection operation referred to in paragraphs 3 to 7 has proven to be safe in terms of health, to ensure the quality of the water determined by the Regulation and to the effect and/or effectiveness indicated in the application, if necessary,


the perfect measurability and assessability of the concentration of the agent used and/or its effects in the context of internal control,


the perfect measurability and assessability of reaction products,


the correct assessment of a previously unauthorised technology on the basis of general specifications and


a method of assessment and control based on the parameters or newly developed key data set out in Regulation

, the means, the component of a processing procedure, the combination of procedures or the procedure shall be included in the Regulation referred to in paragraph 1 and shall specify certain appropriate conditions for use and, where appropriate, the to set maximum levels and residual quantities. "

9. § 16 (5) reads:

" (5) Anyone who is entitled to dispose of a property by acts or omissions subject to the provisions of Section 9a (6) or Section 9c (1) by way of acts or omissions shall be found guilty of an administrative surrender and shall be responsible for the punish a fine of up to € 3 600. "