Article 89.

1.
The competent authority stated in article 15 shall make a decision on the request or the initiative for an official update of the Environment Permit within:

1 one hundred and five days if the opinion of an Environment Permit Committee is not required;
2 one hundred and twenty days if the opinion of an Environment Permit Committee is required.


2.
The time limits stated in paragraph 1 shall ipso jure be extended once by sixty days if use is made of the administrative loop stated in article 13.

Notice of the period extension shall be sent to the applicant before the end date of the normal time limit for making a decision.

3.
The time limits stated in paragraph 1 shall begin:

1 in the case of a request or an official initiative for an updated as stated in articles 82 and 83 not emanating from the operator, the day after the date on which, pursuant to article 87, 2, subparagraph 2, the operator is informed of the admissible, complete or, where appropriate, not manifestly unfounded request or official initiative;
2 in the case of a request for an update as stated in article 82 by the permit holder or the operator, the day after the date on which he is informed that his request has been declared admissible and complete or, in the absence of a decision in that regard, the fiftieth day after the date on which the request for an update was submitted.


4.
If no decision is taken within the specified or, where applicable, the extended time limit, the request or the initiative for an official update of the Environment Permit shall be deemed to have been refused.