Federal Immission Control Ordinance
The Federal Immission Control Ordinance (BImSchV) is an ordinance on electromagnetic fields. It is laid down in the Federal Law Gazette of 1996 and applies to high-frequency and low-frequency installations.
The frequency range for high-frequency equipment is between 10 MHz and 300 GHz and thus includes all transmitting equipment. The low-frequency range extends from 2/3 Hz to 50 Hz and thus includes the high- voltage and low-voltage networks.
The Federal Immission Control Ordinance defines the limit values for electromagnetic radiation for the protection of persons and against harmful effects on the environment. Accordingly, the limits for electric field strength in the C network are 29 V/m at 450 MHz, 41 V/m at 900 MHz in the D network, 58 V/m at 1,800 MHz in the E network and 61 V/m at 2 GHz in the UMTS network.