Article 2.8.2.2.

The Flemish BAT studies are produced or revised by the research institution appointed by the Government of Flanders.

For each Flemish BAT study, a support committee is set up by the steering committee stated in Article 2.8.2.3. To produce, revise and where necessary update the Flemish BAT studies, the research institution appointed by the Government of Flanders organises and coordinates the exchange of information within the support committee between the technical experts who act as representatives of the advisory government bodies stated in Article 20, 1, of Title I of the VLAREM, the Environmental Inspectorate Department, the business sectors concerned, the non-governmental organisations that promote environmental protection and other parties concerned.

The support committee meets at least three times, once at the start of the Flemish BAT study and at least twice to discuss successive draft versions of the Flemish BAT study.

During the discussion of the pre-final draft, an effort is made to reach a consensus within the support committee regarding the Flemish BAT study. The research institution appointed by the Government of Flanders takes into account the opinions of the support committee when preparing the final draft of the Flemish BAT study, and presents the final draft to the support committee in writing. If the support committee fails to reach a consensus regarding the final draft, the differing opinions and supporting arguments are set down in an appendix to the Flemish BAT study, together with a reply from the research institution appointed by the Government of Flanders.

The final draft is also submitted to the steering committee stated in Article 2.8.2.3. Any comments from the steering committee and the supporting arguments are set down in an appendix to the Flemish BAT stud, together with a reply from the research institution appointed by the Government of Flanders.

The finished Flemish BAT study is made available to the public, at least through the internet.