Section 2.3.1.bis.
Environment quality standards for water bottoms


Article 2.3.1bis/1.

The guide values stated in Article 2.2.4 of the Decree of 5 April 1995 concerning the general provisions related to environmental policy, included in Appendix 2.3.1bis, shall be used as basic environmental quality standards for water bottoms.

The guide values determine the environmental quality level that must be achieved or maintained as much as possible. They do not apply as a remediation criterion, or as a remediation target as stated in the Decree of 27 October 2006 concerning soil remediation and soil protection.

The Government of Flanders shall, at the set times and at least when reviewing the river basin management or catchment basin management plans, assess and where necessary adjust the environmental quality standards, as referred to in Article 2.2.3, 4 of the Decree of 5 April 1995 concerning the general stipulations related to environmental policy.