Article 83.

1.
The competent authority stated in article 15 can limit the subject or duration of the Environment Permit for the operation of a classified facility or activity:

1 officially through a reasoned initiative;
2 upon reasoned request by:
a) the public concerned;
b) the senior official of an advisory body appointed in application of the provisions stated in article 24, subparagraph 1 to deliver an opinion for the classified facility or activity.

To be admissible, the request or the initiative for an official update stated in subparagraph 1 shall be submitted or taken within a period of thirty days from the day after the first day of publication of the end of each twenty-year period of validity of an Environment Permitof unlimited duration.

The publication stated in subparagraph 2 shall take place on the initiative of the competent authority stated in article 15 within a period of six months before the end of each twenty-year period of validity of an Environment Permit of unlimited duration. The twenty-year period of validity shall initially begin on the day after the date on which the current initial Environment Permit was granted or, in the case of conversion of an Environment Permit into a permit of unlimited duration, on the day of the acknowledgement stated in article 390, 2, and then in each case on the first day following the end date of a new twenty-year period of validity of an Environment Permit of unlimited duration.

The Government of Flanders can subject the submission of a request as stated in subparagraph 1 to additional conditions of admissibility.


2.
In its decision on the request or the initiative for an official update as stated in paragraph 1, the competent authority stated in article 15 can:

1 amend or supplement the environmental conditions;
2 limit the subject of the operation of the classified facility or activity insofar as the risks and nuisance cannot be reduced to an acceptable level by means of environmental conditions;
3 limit the duration of the Environment Permit for the operation of the classified facility or activity insofar as this is incompatible with the spatial purpose. In that case, the remaining duration of the Environment Permit shall not be less than seven years


3.

The Environment Permit stated in this article shall be updated in accordance with the provisions of Sections 4 and 5.