The appeal is submitted, upon penalty of inadmissibility, by registered post or recorded delivery within thirty days after the publication of the OVAM’s decision in accordance with the provisions of this decree.
A copy of the disputed decision must be appended to the appeal, upon penalty of inadmissibility. The Government of Flanders can determine what other documents must be appended to the appeal, upon penalty of inadmissibility.
Within a period of fourteen days after receiving the appeal, the Flemish Government or the official appointed for this will notify the submitter of the appeal by registered letter on the admissibility of his appeal.
The administrative appeal, as stated in Article 153, is a complete appeal, if the appeal relates to a decision of the OVAM concerning the appointment of the person obligated to remediate, the exemption of the obligation to remediate or the exoneration of the obligation to carry out a site investigation, with the exception of those components of aforementioned decisions whereby the OVAM, as remediation expert, has made a decision.
In the other cases, the administrative appeal, as stated in Article 153, is limited to marginal testing, whereby the Flemish Government makes a decision concerning the evident groundlessness of the disputed decision of the OVAM or the concerned part thereof.
Within a period of ninety days after the mailing date of the notification of the admissible appeal, the Flemish Government makes a decision on the appeal. Notification of the decision is sent within ten days after the date of the decision by registered mail to all persons and government bodies that were notified of the admissible appeal.
The Flemish Government can determine further regulations for processing the appeal.