Title X.
Agencies


Chapter I.
Introductory provisions


Article 10.1.1. Translation not available

Chapter II.
[Flemish Environment Agency]


Section 1.
Establishment


Article 10.2.1. Translation not available

Section 2.
Mission, tasks and competence


Article 10.2.2. Translation not available

Article 10.2.3. Translation not available

Article 10.2.4.

§ 1

The [Flemish Environment Agency] can conduct all activities that directly or indirectly contribute to the fulfilling of its mission or tasks.

 

§ 2

The [Flemish Environment Agency] can acquire immoveable property it considers useful for the execution of its mission and tasks. It can also dispose of the goods if they are no longer of use.


The Flemish Government can authorise the [Flemish Environment Agency] to make compulsory purchases in cases in which they judge that the obtaining of the property in question is required for the general interest.

 

 

§ 3

The [Flemish Environment Agency] can arrange to have scientific research carried out to the extent useful for the completion of its tasks.

 

§ 4

The [Flemish Environment Agency] can, to the extent desirable, open laboratories to conduct analyses or measurements of air, water or nuisance, or have this done by laboratories accredited by the Flemish Government or according to prevailing international standards. The Flemish Government can appoint a reference laboratory.

 

§ 5

The Flemish Government can establish more specific rules relating to the tasks specified in § § 1 up to and including 3 of article 10.2.3.

 

§ 6

In derogation from the previous paragraphs of the present article, the Flemish Environment Agency shall have authorisation, following Flemish Government approval, to sell the sewage water treatment infrastructure and/or the accompanying grounds to NV Aquafin.


Section 3.
Financial resources


Article 10.2.5. Translation not available

Chapter III.
The Public Waste Agency for the Flemish Region


Section 1.
Establishment


Article 10.3.1. Translation not available

Section 2.
Mission, tasks and competence


Article 10.3.2. The OVAM has the mission of contributing to the achievement of the objectives of environmental policy referred to in article 1.2.1, § 1, by contributing to the sustainable management of material cycles and the achievement of the objectives of the waste materials policy mentioned in Article 4 of the Materials Decree and by carrying out a land rehabilitation policy in accordance with the Land Rehabilitation Decree.

Article 10.3.3. Translation not available

Article 10.3.4.

§ 1

The OVAM can conduct all activities that directly or indirectly contribute to the completion of its mission or tasks.

 

§ 2

The OVAM can acquire the immoveable property it considers useful for the execution of its mission and tasks. It can also dispose of the goods if they are no longer of use.


The Flemish Government can authorise the OVAM to make compulsory purchases in cases in which it judges that the obtaining of the property in question is required for the general interest.

 

§ 3

The OVAM can arrange to have scientific research carried out to the extent this is useful for the execution of its mission or tasks.

 

§ 4.

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§ 5

The OVAM may market and sell the products obtained by recovery and regeneration and waste materials suitable for reuse.

 

§ 6.

The Flemish Government can determine further regulations concerning the tasks stated in Article 10.3.3.


Section 3.
Financial resources


Article 10.3.5. Translation not available

Chapter IV.
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Chapter V.
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Chapter VI.
Common provisions


Section 1.
Administration and operation


Article 10.6.1. Translation not available

Section 2.
Consultative committee


Article 10.6.2.

The Flemish Government can set up a consultative committee on the proposal of the head of an agency mentioned in this title.


The Flemish Government can establish more specific rules relating to the task, the composition and the working of the consultative committee and introduce payments for its members.


Section 3.
Relationship with other administration levels, policy areas and parties, co-operation and co-ordination


Article 10.6.3.

Within the framework of their mission and tasks, the agencies referred to in this title contribute in co-operation within the policy area and coordinated by the Flemish Government and the department to:

  1. international, European, supraregional and interregional co-operation and decision making regarding the environment;
  2. stimulating the achievement of the objectives of environmental policy by means of other policy areas and the development of forms of co-operation to this end;
  3. the realisation of forms of co-operation with local authorities;
  4. the realisation of forms of co-operation with non-governmental organisations and interest groups.

Article 10.6.4.

Within the framework of their mission and tasks, the agencies referred to in this title contribute in co-operation within the policy area and coordinated by the Flemish Government and the department to:

  1. the complete conversion and application of international and European environment law and of the agreements of cooperation with the other regions;
  2. the communication strategy and planning for the policy area, including raising public awareness and providing information;
  3. the realisation of a broad social basis of support for their mission and the stimulation of social participation;
  4. coordinated target group policy for the policy area;
  5. the development of optimally integrated instruments for environmental policy;
  6. the determining of the information requirements, the integrated collection of data and information and integrated information management;
  7. the integrated control of the scientific research.