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.