Title III.
Environmental management within companies


Chapter I.
Objective and definitions


Article 3.1.1. Environmental management within companies has the purpose of striving for durable production patterns and managing and reducing the impact on the environment of a company in all its aspects, with the objective of contributing to the achieving of the objectives described in article 1.2.1 of this decree.

Article 3.1.2. Translation not available

Chapter II.
The environmental coordinator


Article 3.2.1. Translation not available

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Article 3.2.4. The operator is obliged to do everything required to enable the environmental coordinator to appropriately carry out his task. He will make supplementary personnel, rooms, material and resources available to the extent required.

Article 3.2.5.

An environmental coordinator who is an employee of the operator may not be disadvantaged as a result of his duties as environmental coordinator.


The appointment and the replacement of an employee environmental coordinator, the relieving of his position and the appointment of a temporary replacement takes place by the operator, without prejudice to that stipulated in article 3.2.3, 3, after prior agreement from the committee for health, safety and the embellishment of the workplace or, in its the absence, from the trade union representative. In the case of a lasting difference of opinion within the committee or with the trade union representative, the opinion is requested of of the division appointed by the Flemish Government.


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Chapter III.
EMAS and the decretal compulsory environmental audit


Article 3.3.1.

1

In view of the application in the Flemish Region of Regulation (EC) No. 1221/2009 of the European Parliament and the Council of 25 November 2009 on the voluntary participation by organisations in a Community eco-management and Audit Scheme (EMAS), repealing Regulation (EC) No. 761/2001 and Commission Decisions 2001/681/EC and 2006/193/EC, the Flemish Government appoints the body which - as far as the Flemish Region is concerned - is charged with the accreditation of independent environmental verifiers and the monitoring of their activities. It informs the European Commission of this.

2

The Flemish Government appoints the competent body as described in article 11 of Regulation (EC) No. 1221/2009 of the European Parliament and the Council of 25 November 2009 on the voluntary participation by organisations in a Community eco-management and Audit Scheme (EMAS), repealing Regulation (EC) No. 761/2001 and Commission Decisions 2001/681/EC and 2006/193/EC, ;

The competent body is charged with the execution of the tasks assigned to it by virtue of this Regulation.

3

The Flemish Government can impose a charge on the applicant of the registration towards the registration costs of a organisation, of which the Flemish Government determines the amount.


Article 3.3.2. Translation not available

Article 3.3.3. Unless specified otherwise, the environmental audit takes place at the operator's expense.The Flemish Government can grant subsidies for the conducting of a decretal compulsory or voluntary environmental audit within the limits of the budget credit. It determines the specific regulations for the granting of subsidies.

Chapter IV.
Compulsory measurements and recording


Article 3.4.1. Translation not available

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Chapter V.
The annual environmental report


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Article 3.5.2. If the information referred to in article 3.5.1 is based on calculations, the operator forwards the information on which basis the calculation is made, as well as the calculation method used.

Article 3.5.3.

The Flemish Government can determine that the providing of information specified by the environmental regulations to the Flemish Government or to legal persons associated with the Flemish Region takes place by means of an integral annual environmental report.


The Flemish Government determines the content of the integral annual environmental report, as well as the way in which and the period within which it is submitted. It determines to which institution or department the integral annual environmental report is submitted. It can instruct the institution or department to forward the whole or partial report or its whole or partial contents to other institutions or departments. It can introduce the obligation of the drawing up of an integrated annual environmental report in phases.


Chapter VI.
Operating policy to prevent major accidents and to limit their consequences for persons and the environment


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Chapter VII.
Reporting and warning obligation in the event of accidental emissions and incidents


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Chapter VIII.
Supervision and penalties


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