SECTION II.
Preventive action


Article 15.2.1. If no environmental damage has as yet occurred, but there is an immediate threat that such damage will occur, the operator will immediately put the necessary preventive measures in place.

Article 15.2.2. Operators are required to inform the competent authority as quickly as possible of all relevant aspects of the situation if an immediate threat of environmental damage does not disappear despite the preventive measures put in place by the operator in question.

Article 15.2.3.

At any time, the competent authority can:

  1. oblige the operator to provide information on an immediate threat of environmental damage, or, in cases in which such an immediate threat is suspected;
  2. oblige the operator to put the necessary preventive measures in place;
  3. give the operator instructions to be followed when putting the necessary preventive measures in place.

Article 15.2.4. The Flemish Government can set further rules to assist implementation of the provisions of this section, and in particular, with reference to the content and procedure governing the operator’s obligation to provide information.