For the operation of a classified facility or activity of a project for which no urban development action necessitating a permit is required, the competent authority can grant a trial Environment Permit for a minimum of six months and a maximum of two years to determine whether, after the trial period, the operation is still acceptable for people and the environment.
The licensing authority shall make a decision on the further operation of the classified facility or activity before the end of the trial period.
If the competent authority stated in article 15 does not make a decision before the end of the trial period, the Environment Permit shall be deemed to have been refused.
If the competent authority stated in article 52 does not make a decision before the end of the trial period of a trial Environment Permit granted by it, the contested decision from the first administrative instance shall be regarded as definitive.
§3. The Government of Flanders shall establish the procedure for the ruling after the trial period.