Article 46.

The competent authority stated in article 15 shall take a decision on a permit request within a period of sixty days.

The period always starts on the day after the date on which the permit application is declared admissible and complete or, in the absence of a decision on this, the thirtieth day after the date on which the application was submitted or after receipt of the missing data or documents.

If no decision is taken within the specified time limit, the Environment Permit shall be deemed to have been refused.

The competent authority can make a decision on a permit request as stated in articles 5.4.1 and 5.4.2 of the Immovable Heritage Decree of 12 July 2013, whereby a reported archaeology memorandum was added to the request, but make a decision if the archaeological memorandum duly noted has been provided. If no duly noted archaeological memorandum has been submitted before the expiry of the term stated in paragraph 1, the Environment Permit must be refused.