Subsection 2.5.2.5.
Information and reporting


Article 2.5.2.5.1.

1.

The Flanders Environment Agency shall ensure that the population, as well as interested organisations, such as environmental organisations, consumer organisations, organisations representing the interests of vulnerable population groups, other bodies involved in healthcare, and interested trade unions receive adequate and timely notification of the air quality, in accordance with Appendix 2.5.3.16.

The Division, competent for air pollution, shall ensure that the population, as well as interested organisations, such as environmental organisations, consumer organisations, organisations representing the interests of vulnerable population groups, other bodies involved in healthcare, and interested trade unions receive adequate and timely notification of:

1

the deferral decisions stated in Article 2.5.2.3.11, paragraph 1;

2

the exemptions stated in Article 2.5.2.3.11, paragraph 2;

3

the air quality plans stated in Article 2.5.2.3.11, paragraph 1, Article 2.5.2.4.1 and Article 2.5.2.4.2 and the programmes stated in Article 2.5.2.3.6, paragraph 2.

The data shall be made available free of charge through generally accessible media, including the internet or other suitable forms of telecommunication. In so doing, consideration shall be given to the provisions of the Decree of 20 February 2009 on the Geographical Data Infrastructure of Flanders and its implementing orders.

2.

The Flanders Environment Agency shall make annual reports available to the population on all polluting substances covered by this Section.

The reports shall contain a summary of the concentrations which the limit values, target values, long-term objectives, information thresholds and alarm thresholds have exceeded during the established averaging periods. A brief assessment of all the consequences of the exceedances shall be included with the data. Where appropriate, the reports may include more specific data on and assessments of forest protection, as well as data on other polluting substances for which provisions relating to monitoring are included, such as sundry non-regulated ozone precursors as stated in Appendix 2.5.3.10, Part B.