Article 63/1.

If the deputation is the competent authority and no opinion from an Environment Permit Committee is required, the provincial environmental officer will prepare a report for each decision on an appeal, which is part of the permit dossier. Where appropriate, the report assesses the request against the grounds for assessment determined by or pursuant to:

1 title IV of the VCRO;
2 title V of the DABM;
3 the decree of 15 July 2016 regarding the integral commercial establishment policy;
4 the decree of 21 October 1997 on nature conservation and the natural environment.

The report shall include, where appropriate, a proposed response to the views, comments and objections submitted during any public inquiry.

The provincial environmental officer will make this report available to the deputation no later than ten days before the expiry of the established or, where appropriate, extended decision period. In its reasoning for the decision, the deputation will indicate how the report will be taken into account. If no report is made within the established or, where appropriate, extended period, the deputation may disregard the requirement for a report.