Every authority referred to in article 4, §1, 2° to 8°, is under the obligation to inform the population or the target groups concerned in a systematic, exact and balanced manner, in good time and using plain language about its policies, regulations and service and about the rights given to the population under this decree. For the authorities referred to in article 4, §1, 10°, the Flemish Government can specify which of these authorities should as yet comply with the obligation specified in the previous subsection.
Within the framework of active open government no information is disseminated that comes under the exceptions referred to in articles 13, 14 and 15. Insofar as environmental information is concerned, if appropriate the authority must indicate that an administrative document is made public only partly. To the extent possible it is to indicate the locations where information was left out and also on the basis of which provision of articles 11, 12, 15 and 17, §2, this was done.