The OVAM can impose precautionary measures for the purposes of the protection of man or the environment against the risks of soil contamination in anticipation of the carrying out of soil remediation operations.
A land remediation expert who within the context of the carrying out of an order in compliance with this title is of the opinion that precautionary measures are necessary immediately submits reasoned notification of this to the OVAM. The operators, users or owners of the contaminated land can under the supervision of a land remediation expert propose precautionary measures to the OVAM.
Within a period of sixty days of receipt of the proposal, the OVAM makes a decision on the proposed precautionary measures and can impose precautionary measures.
If the safety measures are comprised of processes, installations, or activities that are subject to the notification or licensing obligations pursuant to Title V of the Decree of 5 April 1995 containing general provisions regarding environmental policy or pursuant to Title IV, Chapter II of the Flemish Spatial Planning Codex, then the certificate of conformity serves as the instrument of notification or environmental licence.
Precautionary measures are conducted under the supervision of a land remediation expert.