Subsection I.
Remediation criterion

Article 9.


The Flemish Government establishes land remediation standards. These land remediation standards include levels of soil contamination that involve a marked risk of negative effects on man or the environment in view of the soil characteristics and the functions it is to fulfil.


If there are clear indications that the soil contamination exceeds or threatens to exceed the land remediation standards, a descriptive soil examination is immediately conducted.


If the descriptive soil examination demonstrates that the land remediation standards are exceeded, land remediation starts immediately.


If because of its special nature the soil contamination cannot be checked against land remediation standards, the remediation criterion mentioned in article 19, 1 and 2applies.


The provisions of 2 and 4 are not applicable in cases of damage covered in conformity with the provisions of article 74 up to and including 82.