Subsection 2.3.7.5.
Management measures in exceptional circumstances


Article 2.3.7.5.1. The Flanders Environment Agency and the Flemish Agency for Care and Health, each in their own area, shall ensure that timely and adequate management measures are taken when they are made aware of unexpected situations that have, or could reasonably be expected to have, an adverse impact on bathing water quality and on bathers’ health. Such measures shall include providing information to the public and, if necessary, a temporary bathing ban, imposed by the Flemish Agency for Care and Health.

Article 2.3.7.5.2.

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When the bathing water profile established in accordance with the provisions of Part II of Appendix 2.3.3 indicates a potential for cyanobacterial proliferation, the Flanders Environment Agency and the Flemish Agency for Care and Health will carry out appropriate monitoring to enable timely identification of the health risks.

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When cyanobacterial proliferation occurs and a health risk has been identified or is suspected, adequate management measures to prevent exposure, including providing information to the public, shall be taken immediately.


Article 2.3.7.5.3. When the bathing water profile established in accordance with the provisions of Part II of Appendix 2.3.3 indicates a tendency for proliferation of macro-algae or marine phytoplankton, the Flanders Environment Agency and the Flemish Agency for Care and Health shall carry out investigations to determine their acceptability and health risks and take adequate management measures, including providing information to the public.

Article 2.3.7.5.4.

The Flanders Environment Agency and the Flemish Agency for Care and Health shall visually inspect bathing waters for pollution such as tarry residues, glass, plastic, rubber or any other waste.

When such pollution is found, the Flemish Agency for Care and Health shall take adequate measures, including, if necessary, providing information to the public.