Federal Environment Ministry
Until 1986 environmental matters were dealt with by three different ministries within the Federal Government: the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Health. On 6 June 1986 the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety was established. Since then it has been responsible within the Federal Government for (lead-managing) national environmental policy. The Ministry, which under a resolution of the German Bundestag has its principal office in Bonn, has some 830 employees in six departments there and at its second office in Berlin.