The competent authority stated in article 15, or the municipal, provincial or regional environmental official shall review the admissibility and completeness of the request to update the Environment Permit.
For each official initiative and each request for an update stated in article 83, § 1, 1° or 83, § 1, 2°, b), the subject of which is not the individual application of a programme or plan approved by the Government of Flanders to protect people and the environment, as well as for each request stated in article 83, § 1, 2°, a), the Environment Permit Committee shall investigate whether the stated reasons for the update are manifestly unfounded. If, during its investigation, the Environment Permit Committee finds that the official initiative or the request for an update is based solely on reasons that are manifestly unfounded, the update procedure shall be definitively stopped.
The result of the investigation stated in paragraph 1, subparagraph 1 and, where applicable, the result of the investigation stated in paragraph 1, subparagraph 2, shall be notified by secured consignment to the requester or to the administrative body that took the official initiative within a period of fifty days from the day after the date on which the request was submitted.
On the same day as the notification referred to in subparagraph 1, the operator of the classified facility or activity shall be informed of any request for an update not submitted by himself, as well as any initiative for an official update, insofar as they were not found to be inadmissible, incomplete or, where applicable, manifestly unfounded.
If the request to update the Environment Permit was not submitted to the competent authority, article 22 shall apply accordingly.