Subsection 4.1.9.2.
The environmental audit


Article 4.1.9.2.1. Translation not available

Article 4.1.9.2.2. To promote the voluntary participation of organisations in the Community eco-management and audit scheme, as regulated by Regulation (EC) No 1221/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2009 on the voluntary participation by organisations in a Community eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS), repealing Regulation (EC) No 761/2001 and Commission Decisions 2001/681/EC and 2006/193/EC, no contribution to the registration fees of an organisation is fixed.

Article 4.1.9.2.3. For the application in the Flemish Region of the provisions of Regulation (EC) No 1221/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2009 on the voluntary participation by organisations in a Community eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS), repealing Regulation (EC) No 761/2001 and Commission Decisions 2001/681/EC and 2006/193/EC, and using the cooperation agreement of 30 March 1995 between the Federal State, the Flemish Region, the Walloon Region and the Brussels-Capital Region on the implementation of Council Regulation (EEC) No 1836/93 of 29 June 1993 allowing voluntary participation by companies in the industrial sector in a Community eco-management and audit scheme

Article 4.1.9.2.4. The decreed environmental audit

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Article 4.1.9.2.5.

1.

The environmental audit referred to in Article 4.1.9.2.4. consists of a systematic, well-documented and objective evaluation of the management, organisation and equipment of the establishment or activity concerned in relation to environmental protection.

2.

The environmental audit referred to in Article 4.1.9.2.4. concerns:

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emissions and immissions, and their impact on the quality of the environment;

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the energy management;

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management of raw materials;

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production methods and product management;

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prevention and management of wastes;

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external safety;

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information, training and participation of personnel as regards internal company environmental protection;

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providing information to the public;

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suggestions made and advice given by the environmental coordinator, as referred to in 3 of Article 4.1.9.1.3., and how this has been acted upon.

3.

The environmental audit referred to in Article 4.1.9.2.4. must be validated by an environmental verifier recognised in application of the Flemish Regulations on Recognition regarding the Environment.


Article 4.1.9.2.6. Translation not available

Article 4.1.9.2.7.

1.

The periodic environmental audit referred to in Article 4.1.9.2.4., 1 must be repeated at regular intervals. The interval between two consecutive audits may not be longer than 3 years.

2.

New establishments shall conduct a first environmental audit within two years of being commissioned.