Article 2.2.3.

1

A distinction can be made in the standards referred to in article 2.2.1 between basic environmental quality standards and special environmental quality standards.


Basic environmental quality standards determine the quality requirements to be met by the relative environmental constituent in the whole Flemish Region.
Special environmental quality standards determine the quality requirements to be met by the relative environmental constituent in areas requiring particular protection, either because of their use, or because of the function they serve or must serve.

2

If the Flemish Government intends to set particular environmental quality standards for areas with boundaries with neighbouring states or other Regions, they enter into prior consultation with the competent authorities of these states or Regions.

3

If for a certain area both basic environmental quality standards and special environmental quality standards are applicable, the most stringent environmental quality standard applies.

4

The Flemish Government evaluates and as necessary revises the environmental quality standards at set intervals as well as the areas for which special environmental quality standards have been imposed.