As part of the federal government's IT Investment Program, the German Federal Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt, UBA) has developed XML repository "XUBetrieb" for collecting and reporting "company master data and environmental reporting data" from plant operators.
XUBetrieb is a freely available XML structure, built on the experience gained in the development of the thru.de (former PRTR, Pollutant Release and Transfer Register), and it is part of the federal XÖV (XML in public administration) project. XUBetrieb is established as a free XML structure to reduce the effort required of companies to meet their environmental reporting obligations.
The Federal Office for Information Technology (BIT) of the Federal Office of Administration, acting on behalf of the IT Planning Council, has successfully tested XUBetrieb (version 1.0.0) and found it comliant to the standard XÖV. XUBetrieb will be integrated into the XÖV Repository, in a platform-independent way and as an open development, so that the standards can be refined and updated.