Article 2.1.15.

1

The Provincial Council can in the course of the first half of the year following the elections for the Provincial Council determine a provincial environmental policy plan for the purposes of the protection and the management of the environment on the territory of the province.


The provincial environmental policy plan gives more specific details of the regional environmental policy plan at provincial level. Within the bounds of provincial competence, the provincial environmental policy plan can also complement the regional environmental policy plan. The provincial environmental policy plan must be in conformity with the compulsory provisions of the regional environmental policy plan.

2

The provincial environmental policy plan comprises a plan of action as referred to in article 2.1.7, 3. The provisions of the provincial environmental policy plan are indicative, except the provisions of the plan of action made compulsory by the Provincial Council. These provisions are compulsory for the province and the municipalities on their territory and for the institutions under their authority.

3

With the coming into force of each new regional environmental policy plan the existing provincial environmental policy plan can be revised. Provisions of the existing provincial environmental policy which conflict with compulsory provisions of the new regional environmental policy plan lose their validity ipso jure.