Reporting to the European Commission



Each year, the Flanders Environment Agency shall provide the European Commission with the following through the appropriate channels:


the monitoring results for each body of bathing water;


the bathing water quality assessment in accordance with Article 3 of Part II of Appendix 2.3.3;


a description of significant management measures taken.

It shall provide this information annually by no later than 31 December in relation to the preceding bathing season. It shall begin providing it once the first bathing water quality assessment has been carried out.


The Flanders Environment Agency shall notify the European Commission annually, through the appropriate channels, before the start of the bathing season of all waters designated as bathing waters, including the reason for any change compared to the previous year. It shall do this for the first time before the start of the first bathing season after 24 March 2008.