Article 2.5.2.4.3.

Without prejudice to Article 2.5.2.4.2, 3, the plans and programmes stated in this Subsection, and any amendment or revision thereof, shall be drawn up as follows:

1

the Division competent for air pollution, shall draw up the draft plan and programme, amend or revise existing plans or programmes and may also involve the most interested government bodies, establishments, private-law organisations and social and societal groups. The draft plan or programme or the draft amendment or revision shall then be communicated to the public as stated in 2 and 3;

2

the draft plan or programme or the draft amendment or revision shall, following approval by the Government of Flanders, be published in excerpt in the Belgian Official Journal by the Division competent for air pollution. The Division competent for air pollution shall also ensure the public are actively consulted through the customary channels, such as electronic devices and media, including publication in two newspapers, and via the website of the Division competent for air pollution. At the time of notification, reference shall be made to the public's right to participate in decisions concerning the plans and programmes, and it shall be indicated to which authority questions and comments as stated in this Article must be directed. For a period of one month, beginning on the day after publication in the Belgian Official Journal, the public may bring objections or comments, in writing, to the notice of the Division competent for air pollution;

3

concurrent with its publication, the draft shall be sent to the Environmental and Nature Council of Flanders and the Social and Economic Council of Flanders, which shall give their recommendation and their reasons for this recommendation within a time limit of one month of receipt of the draft. These recommendations are not binding;

4

the plan or programme or the amendment or revision thereof shall be established by the Government of Flanders, taking into account the recommendations and any objections or comments submitted. If the Government of Flanders does not follow, either wholly or in part, the recommendation issued by the Environmental and Nature Council of Flanders or the Social and Economic Council of Flanders, or the objections and comments notified by the public, it shall justify this in a report, attached to the publication stated in point 5;

5

the plan or programme or the amendment or revision thereof, together with the report stated in point 4, shall be communicated to the public by being published in two newspapers and via the website of the Division competent for air pollution. The plan or programme shall be published in excerpt in the Belgian Official Journal.