Article 25.

In cases specified by the Government of Flanders, the competent authority, stated in Article 15, asks the municipal, provincial or regional environmental officer or the person authorised by him, the opinion of the provincial or regional Environment Permit Committee, stated in Article 16, 1. The provincial or regional Environment Permit Committee shall ask the advisory bodies stated in article 24, subparagraph 1 and, where applicable, the bench of Mayor and Aldermen or the municipal environmental official stated in article 24, subparagraph 2 for their opinion.

If no opinion is required from an Environment Permit Committee stated in article 16, 1, the competent authority stated in article 15 asks the municipal, provincial or regional environmental official or the person authorised by him to consult the advisory bodies and, where applicable, the board of Mayor and Aldermen or the municipal environmental official stated in article 24 for their opinion.

If, in application of subparagraph 1, the opinion of an Environment Permit Committee as stated in article 16, 1 is required, the advisory bodies and, where applicable, the bench of Mayor and Aldermen or the municipal environmental official stated in article 24 shall deliver their opinion to the Environment Permit Committee. This committee shall deliver an integrated opinion