Any natural or legal person shall owe a file tax in the following cases:
|1°||when submitting a permit application in the first instance to the Government of Flanders or the regional environmental official;|
|2°||when lodging an appeal against a decision in first instance regarding an application for an Environment Permit, except in the case of an appeal against a tacit refusal;|
|3°||when lodging an appeal against a decision in the first instance regarding a request for an update, except in the case of an appeal against an implied refusal.|
The appellants stated in article 53, 3° to 6° inclusive shall not owe a file tax.
The file tax shall amount to:
|1°||in the case of an application as stated in paragraph 1, 1° that is processed in accordance with the usual procedure: EUR 500;|
|2°||in all other cases referred to in paragraph 1: EUR 100.|
The file tax shall be paid into the following account:
|1°||the account of the province in the case of appeals to the deputation;|
|2°||the account of the Environmental Fund in the case of applications or appeals to the Government of Flanders.|
The Government of Flanders can establish more specific rules regarding the file tax.