Article 20.

If, in application of Article 4.3.3, 2, of the DABM, a project EIA screening note is enclosed with the permit request, the competent authority, stated in Article 15, will investigate whether the municipal, provincial or regional environmental officer takes that note and decides whether an environmental impact statement must be drawn up on the project.

If the application is submitted by the competent authority itself, the municipal, provincial or regional environmental officer will perform the tasks referred to in the first paragraph.