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DEFINITIONS: GENERAL
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DEFINITIONS CONCERNING INTERNAL COMPANY ENVIRONMENTAL CARE (Articles 4.1.9.1 up to and including 4.1.9.3.1 of Chapter 4.1)
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Definitions concerning risk management (Section 4.1.12)

- “incident”: event such as fire, explosion or accidental emission caused by uncontrolled developments during the operation of an establishment which could have consequences for man or the environment, either immediately or after a period of time;

- "consequence”: pollution or damage to human health.

DEFINITIONS CONCERNING WASTE TREATMENT (Chapter 5.2.)
GENERAL
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WASTE INCINERATION PLANTS

- “incineration plant”: each technical establishment used for the incineration of waste by oxidation, including pre-treatment, pyrolysis or other thermal treatment processes (for example, the plasma process), to the extent the products of this are incinerated with or without the recovery of the incineration heat produced. This definition covers the premises and the whole installation with the incinerator, the systems for the supply of waste, fuel and air, provisions for waste gas and waste water treatment as well as the equipment and systems for the regulation of the incineration process and for the continuous registering and monitoring of the incineration conditions.

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- “ash”: the ash from the incineration of waste, including bottom ash and grate ash, with the exception of fly ash;

- “fly ash”: the fine ash from the incineration of the waste, which is accumulated during the dedusting or other treatment of waste gases;

WASTE INCINERATION PLANTS AND WASTE CO-INCINERATION PLANTS
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INCINERATION PLANTS FOR WOOD WASTE [...]
WASTE INCINERATION PLANTS AND WASTE CO-INCINERATION PLANTS FOR BIOMASS:
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ANIMAL WASTE [...]
LANDFILLS

- “landfill”: means a waste disposal site for the deposit of the waste onto or into the soil (i.e. underground), including:

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internal waste disposal sites (i.e. landfill where a producer of waste is carrying out its own waste disposal at the place of production), and

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a permanent site (i.e. more than one year) which is used for temporary storage of waste, but excluding:

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facilities where waste is unloaded in order to permit its preparation for further transport for recovery, treatment or disposal elsewhere, and

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storage of waste prior to recovery or treatment for a period less than three years as a general rule, or

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storage of waste prior to disposal for a period less than one year;

- “mono-landfill”: any landfill where a certain waste originating in large quantities is separately deposited;

- “landfill section”: numbered part of the total available landfill volume;

- “landfill zone”: zone in the landfill where the deposit and compression activities take place and where the waste does not have to be covered in the course of the working day;

- “working face”: width of the landfill zone where the unloading activities for waste take place;

- “barrier layer”: layer on the bottom and walls of the landfill which is to prevent leachate from seeping through to the soil and groundwater;

- “sealant layer”: layer applied on top of a landfill section where the depositing activities have definitively been completed to prevent the penetration of water into the deposited waste;

- “cap”: layer applied on a landfill section on top of the sealant layer upon the definitive completion of the depositing activities;

- “leachate”: any liquid percolating through the deposited waste and emitted from or contained within a landfill;

- “semi-solid” (in relation to sludges): sufficiently dewatered so that the accessibility to and the stability of the landfill are never in jeopardy;

- “solidification”: physicochemical treatment whereby dangerous substances in the waste are immobilised by chemical or physicochemical rearrangement;

- “public landfill”: any landfill which by virtue of the Waste Materials Plan has a public function;

- “landfill dikes”: dikes that skirt the landfill;

“dike slopes”: inclined sections (slopes) of the dikes;

inner slope: slope on the side where depositing takes place;

outer slope: slope on the side of the surrounding parcels;

“dike crown”: top horizontal part of the dike between inner and outer slope;

- “operational phase”: period during which the landfill is operated, including the final finishing work on the landfill;

- “after-care phase”: period following the operational phase;

- “inert waste”: waste that does not undergo any significant physical, chemical or biological transformations. Inert waste will not dissolve, burn or otherwise physically or chemically react, biodegrade or adversely affect other matter with which it comes into contact in a way likely to give rise to environmental pollution or harm human health. The total leachability and pollutant content of the waste and the ecotoxicity of the leachate must be insignificant, and in particular may not endanger the quality of surface water and/or groundwater.

- “landfill gas”: all the gases generated from the landfilled waste;

- “eluate”: the solution obtained by a laboratory leaching test;

Decontamination of infectious waste (Subsection 5.2.2.13)
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DEFINITIONS CONCERNING ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT (Chapters 2.6, 4.7 and 6.4)

- “asbestos”: the fibrous silicates actinolite, amosite (brown asbestos), anthophyllite, chrysotile (white asbestos), crocidolite (blue asbestos) and tremolite;

- "raw asbestos": the product obtained with the first crushing of asbestos-containing rock;

- “Bonded asbestos”: asbestos cement, floor tiles and floor coverings containing asbestos, bitumen and roofing products containing asbestos, and gaskets and seals in which the binding agent consists of cement, bitumen, synthetic material or glue containing asbestos;

- “Non-bonded asbestos”: all other materials containing asbestos;

- “use of asbestos”: activities whereby each year a quantity of more than 100kg of raw asbestos is treated and which concerns:

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the production of raw asbestos from asbestos-containing rock with the exception of all procedures directly relating to the mining of the rock; and/or

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the manufacture and industrial finishing of products that contain raw asbestos, such as asbestos friction material, asbestos filters, asbestos fibres, asbestos paper and cardboard, clutch, sealing, packing and reinforcement material of asbestos, floor coverings of asbestos and asbestos-containing filling agents;

- “working with asbestos-containing products”: other activities than the use of asbestos, as a result of which asbestos can be released into the environment;

DEFINITIONS CONCERNING COATINGS (Chapter 5.4.)

- “paint or lacquer”: preparations, including all components needed for their application, which are applied as a continuous coat on an object to provide a decorative, protective or other functional effect;

- "organic solvents": each organic substance which at a temperature of 293.15 K has a vapour pressure of 0.133 kPa or higher, or which under the specific conditions of use has a corresponding volatility, and which:

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or which is used as a cleaning product to dissolve soiling substances, or as a dissolving product, or as a dispersion medium, or as a viscosity-controlling product, or as a softener or preservative;

- “pre-treatment”: the removal of soiling, oil and grease, metal scales, annealing skin, mill skin or welding scale, rust or other corrosion products, old coatings, etc. from objects which have to be painted, lacquered or varnished;

- “mechanical pre-treatment”: pre-treatment in a mechanical manner such as scaling, brushing, scraping and (pneumatic, nozzle or wet) sandblasting;

- “thermal pre-treatment”: pre-treatment by burning off or flame blasting;

- “chemical pre-treatment”:

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chemical cleaning with:

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an alkaline degreasing agent in degreasing baths, in spray tunnels or with a steam jet;

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organic solvents in immersion baths, spray tunnels, by hand or in vapour degreaser appliances;

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emulsions or with products which form emulsions during cleaning;

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pickling to remove oxides or a mill skin;

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the application of inorganic conversion coats formed by the action of chemical substances whereby the metal itself works on the coating;

- "pneumatic spraying": the nebulizing of paint using a fast air flow;

- "hot spraying": the spraying of paint where the viscosity of the paint is lowered by increasing the temperature of the paint;

- “airless spraying”: the nebulizing of paint without air flow by spraying it through a narrow, hard, metal sprayer at a very high pressure of approx. 4,000 to approx. 20,000 kPa;

- “electrostatic spraying”: the nebulizing of paint using an electrical high voltage of approx. 90 to approx. 175 kV;

- “electrophoretic coating”: the application of a coating using an immersion tank containing water-soluble coating, whereby an electrical DC current is created between the object and the wall of the tank.

- “enamelling”: the bringing to melting point of a glassy mass on objects, which are then burned in an enamelling kiln at high temperature (approx. 800 to approx. 900C) with enamel as the result;

- "muffling": the accelerated drying and hardening of lacquer coatings on objects by using object temperatures in excess of 100C.

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Definitions concerning pesticides (Chapter 5.5.)

1 “pesticide”:

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plant protection product: a plant protection product as stated in Article 2 of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market and repealing Council Directives 79/117/EEC and 91/414/EEC;

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biocide: a biocide as stated in Article 1, 1, 1 of the Royal Decree of 22 May 2003 concerning the placing on the market and use of biocidal products;

2 “residual liquids”: liquids contaminated with plant protection products, namely:

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the highly diluted tank mixtures that remain after effective cleaning in the field of the equipment for the application of plant protection products;

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liquids from spills while filling the equipment for the application of plant protection products;

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liquids originating in an establishment for the cleaning of equipment, with the exception of portable spraying equipment for the application of plant protection products belonging to an establishment for the storage and treatment of residual liquids;

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liquids originating from the cleaning of an establishment for the cleaning of equipment, with the exception of portable spraying equipment for the application of plant protection products belonging to an establishment for the storage and treatment of residual liquids.

DEFINITION OF FUELS (SOLID) (Chapter 5.6.) [...]
DEFINITIONS CONCERNING ANIMALS/MANURE STORAGE (Chapters 5.9. and 5.28.)
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DEFINITIONS CONCERNING ANNUAL EMISSIONS REPORT (Chapter 4.1)

- “ducted emission”: an emission originating from a stack for which there are certain physical characteristics (location, dimensions) and for which the flow rate can be determined;

- “non-ducted emission”: any emission other than ducted emissions;

- “total emission”: the sum of the ducted and the non-ducted emissions.

definitions concerning the treatment of gases (chapter 5.16)
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OZONE LAYER-DEPLETING SUBSTANCES AND FLUORINATED GREENHOUSE GASES

- "ozone layer-depleting substances": the substances included in the table in Annex I of Regulation (EC) No 1005/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 September 2009 on substances that deplete the ozone layer, as subsequently amended, including their isomers, whether alone or in a mixture, and whether they are virgin, recovered, recycled or reclaimed;

- “chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)”: the substances included in Group I of the table in Annex I of Regulation (EC) No 1005/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 September 2009 on substances that deplete the ozone layer, as subsequently amended, including their isomers;

- “halons”: the substances included in Group III of the table in Appendix I of Regulation (EC) No 1005/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 September 2009 on substances that deplete the ozone layer, as subsequently amended, including their isomers;

- "fluorinated greenhouse gases": hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), sulphur hexafluoride and other greenhouse gases containing fluorine, referred to in Annex I of Regulation (EC) No 517/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on certain fluorinated greenhouse gases and repealing Regulation (EC) No842/2006, whether alone or in a mixture;

- "hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)": the hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) referred to in Part 1 of Annex I of Regulation (EC) No 517/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on certain fluorinated greenhouse gases and repealing Regulation (EC) No842/2006;

- "perfluorocarbons (PFCs)": the perfluorocarbons (PFCs) referred to in Part 2 of Annex I of Regulation (EC) No 517/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on certain fluorinated greenhouse gases and repealing Regulation (EC) No842/2006.

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REFRIGERATION INSTALLATION

- “refrigeration installation”: the whole of the parts and appliances necessary for the operation of a refrigeration system; this also concerns air-conditioning installations and heat pumps that contain a refrigeration system;

- “refrigerant”: fluid that is used in a refrigeration installation for the transfer of heat, which absorbs heat at a low temperature and pressure and which removes heat at a higher temperature and pressure, whereby the physical state of the fluid usually changes;

- “refrigeration system”: whole of parts that contain refrigerant and that are connected to each other in contained conditions in which the refrigerant circulates with the intention of the abstraction or removal of heat;

- "nominal refrigerant content": the quantity of refrigerant with which a refrigeration system is filled to function in the conditions for which it is designed, and whereby the quantity of refrigerant in a buffer or reserve tank connected to the refrigeration installation is also calculated; this is normally the quantity introduced with the first bringing into use;

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- “relative rate of leakage”: the fraction of the nominal refrigerant content that as a result of emissions is lost from the entire installation during a calendar year, proportionate to the nominal refrigerant content. The relative rate of leakage is calculated using the volumes of refrigerant that are added to a system. The relative rate of leakage is determined using the following formula:

L = (B/N) x 100%, where:

1 L: relative rate of leakage;

2 B: sum of all refills during a calendar year (kg);

3 N: nominal refrigerant content of the refrigeration installation (kg).

- "competent refrigeration technician": a technician who is appointed to carry out activities in refrigeration installations in a responsible manner, either directly by the operator, or by the refrigeration company that carries out activities in the refrigeration installation. When carrying out work on refrigeration installations with fluorinated greenhouse gases or ozone layer-depleting substances as stated in Article 5.2.2.5.2, 9, Article 5.16.3.3, 1bis, Article 5bis.15.5.4.5.4, 1, Article 5bis.19.8.4.8.4, 1 and Article 6.8.1.1, the competent refrigeration technician shall possess accreditation as a refrigeration technician as stated in Article 6, 2, e) of the VLAREL for the category in question, namely I, II, III or IV;

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- “air-conditioning system”: any combination of the components required to provide a form of indoor air treatment in which temperature is controlled or can be lowered. A reversible heat pump is regarded as an air-conditioning system;

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- "nominal refrigeration capacity": the total installed refrigeration capacity specified by the manufacturer and calculated according to standard conditions, as specified in EN 14511-2. If the air-conditioning system at building level consists of a number of individual installations, the capacities of the various individual installations are added together;

- “building”: a roofed construction having walls, for which energy is used to condition the indoor climate.

- "tonne CO2 equivalent": a quantity of greenhouse gases, expressed as the product of the weight of the greenhouse gases in metric tonnes and their global warming potential;

- "global warming potential": the climatic warming potential of a greenhouse gas in relation to that of CO2, calculated in terms of the warming potential over a period of one hundred years of one kilogram of a greenhouse gas in relation to one kilogram of CO2, as stated in Appendix I, II and IV to Regulation (EU) No517/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on fluorinated greenhouse gases and repealing Regulation (EC) No842/2006 or, for mixtures, calculated according to the method stated in Appendix IV to the same Regulation.

DEFINITIONS CONCERNING THE INTEGRATED PREVENTION AND COUNTERACTING OF POLLUTION (parts 3, 4 and 5) [...]
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DEFINITIONS CONCERNING NOISE (CHAPTERS 2.2, 4.5, 5.32 AND 6.7)
GENERAL

- "A-Weighing": weighing according to the A-curve, defined in Belgian standard IEC 61672-1;

- “A-weighed sound pressure level LpA”: the A-weighed instantaneous level of the sound pressure;

- “A-weighed equivalent continuous sound pressure level LAeq.T”: the constant A-weighed sound pressure level that during period T would cause the same noise energy as the actually measured A-weighed sound pressure level during the same period T;

- “A-weighed percentage level LANT”: the A-weighed sound pressure level that during N% of period T is exceeded;

- “stable noise”: noise of which the level fluctuations measured as LAeq,1s amount to no more than 5 dB(A);

- "intermittent noise": noise of which the level falls a multiple of times to that of the residual noise, and whereby the noise level during the increase continues for a period in the order of 2 seconds; the level increases are measured as LAeq,1s and have a total duration no longer than 10% of the duration of the assessment period(s) in question;

- "fluctuating noise": noise of which the level constantly varies to a significant degree; the variations can be either periodic or non-periodic; the level increases are measured as LAeq,1s and have a total duration no longer than 10% of the assessment period(s) in question;

- "pulsating noise": noise caused by very brief events, shorter than 2 seconds, and of which the level abruptly falls a number of times until reaching that of the residual noise or the original environmental noise; the level increases are measured as LAeq,1s and have a total duration no longer than 10% of the assessment period(s) in question;

- "incidental noise": noise of which the level increases infrequently resulting from events with a duration longer than 2 seconds; the level increases are measured as LAeq,1s and have a total duration no longer than 10% of the duration of the assessment period(s) in question;

- "tonal noise": noise of which the tonal nature is demonstrated in the frequency range of 50 Hz to 10,000 Hz by:

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either a linear third octave band analysis (value of a minimum of one third octave band at least 5 dB higher than the value of both adjacent third octave bands);

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or audibility and a narrow band analysis in 1/24 octave bands;

- “environmental noise”: the noise at a given place and at a given time; that applies both in open air and in a closed space;

- “relevant value”: the numerical value of the acoustic magnitude which represents the noise of an establishment or a part of it;

- “specific noise”: the relevant value which may be adapted with an assessment figure; also counted as the specific noise of an establishment is noise resulting from transport, loading and unloading activities, traffic, the warming up or running of engines on the premises of the establishment, as well as incoming and outgoing traffic;

- “residual noise”: noise that exists after the stopping or elimination of one or more specific sources of noise of an establishment which significantly contribute to the environmental noise;

- “original environmental noise”: environmental noise present before the operation or changing of an establishment;

- “assessment period”:

• daytime: the period from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.;

• evening: the period from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.;

• night: the period from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.;

- “duration of measurement”: the total duration of a period in which the noise is actually measured;

- "period of measurement": not necessarily consecutive period which can include multiple measurements;

- "full acoustic investigation": investigation with the intention of obtaining an evaluation according to this Order of an acoustic situation on the basis of immission levels possibly supplemented by proposals for improvement;

- "limited acoustic investigation": investigation that only includes the technical inspection stated in Articles 37 to 56 of the Order of the Government of Flanders of 12 December 2008 implementing Title XVI of the Decree of 5 April 1995 concerning the general provisions related to environmental policy, and is carried out by or under the responsibility of the supervisors;

- “A-weighed maximum sound pressure level measured with the slow time weighing LAmax,slow”: the maximum A-weighed level of the sound pressure, measures with the slow (1 sec) time weighing characteristic S;

- “noise limiter”: a device designed to correct any overrun of a pre-set maximum noise level, either by completely stopping the production of music or by gradually capping the noise level;

- “music”: all forms of music emission, electronically amplified and forthcoming from permanent or temporary sources of noise;

- “musical activity”: any activity, whether or not classified, in which music is produced;

- “special occasion”: such as a fair, carnival, music festival, party, school celebration, annual celebration of an association, wedding, jubilee and other special celebrations and festivities. “.

POLICY TASKS CONCERNING THE ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL NOISE (Section 2.2.4)
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Conditions for loading and unloading operations for certain establishments classified according to Section 16.3.1 (Section 4.5.7)

1 loading and unloading operations: operations consisting of the loading and unloading of goods and the manoeuvring of the truck to supply the establishments stated in Article 4.5.7.0.1;

2 the loading and unloading of goods: the loading and unloading of goods from a parked truck at the undertaking's loading and unloading area, including the operations designed to make this possible, such as opening and closing doors and gates. Breaks and other interruptions are not included;

3 manoeuvring of the truck: the movements and manoeuvres of the truck on the plot or plots used by the establishment for the purpose of reaching the undertaking's loading and unloading area to load and unload goods or to leave the site after loading and unloading goods at the loading and unloading area, including stopping and starting the engine and the idling of the engine while waiting for movements and manoeuvres to be performed;

4 daytime periphery:

morning periphery: the period from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m.;

evening periphery: the period from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.;

5 an indoor loading and unloading area: a loading and unloading area in a closed building, whereby the entire truck is parked in that building and whereby goods are only loaded and unloaded if the entrance gates to the building are closed;

6 a covered loading and unloading area: a loading and unloading area with a roof that covers at least the entire cargo space of the truck at all times;

7 an open-air loading and unloading area: a loading and unloading area that is not a covered or indoor loading and unloading area;

8 loading and unloading operations with silent equipment: loading and unloading operations whereby material is used in accordance with the criteria stated in Appendix 4.5.7.4;

9 one delivery: the performance of loading and unloading operations whereby one truck supplies the establishment with one cargo of goods;

10 the closest houses: the houses where, at the windows, the highest sound level is expected as a result of the loading and unloading operations;

DEFINITIONS CONCERNING GENETICALLY MODIFIED AND/OR PATHOGENIC ORGANISMS
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Definitions of dangerous products and flammable liquids (Chapters 4.1, 5.17 and 6.5 and Sections 5.6.2 and 5.6.3)
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Dangerous gases
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Dangerous liquids and solids and flammable liquids

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- “flashpoint”: temperature determined according to the regulations of standards NBN T 52-900, NBN T 52-110 and NBN T 52.075;

- “non-flammable materials”: a material is called non-flammable (NBN S21 - 201) when there is no external sign at all of noticeable heat development during a standard test, whereby it is exposed to the prescribed heating;

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- “impervious/impermeable”: with such a low permeability with respect to the products to be retained that pollution of the soil, groundwater and surface water is precluded;

- “bund”: an excavated impervious construction made of non-flammable materials which serves in collecting leaked liquids; also covered by this definition is “collector tray” as referred to in the Order of the Government of Flanders of 27 March 1985 concerning the regulations of activities within water catchment areas and protected zones;

- “containment trench”: an underground construction in brickwork or concrete which does not form part of a building and which is surrounded by a floor, walls and possibly a roofing sheet, in which containers are placed and which serves in collecting leaked liquids in such a way that:

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the container(s) placed inside is/are below the level of the adjacent ground so that the top part of the container(s) is/are at least 50 cm under the specified level;

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no groundwater can enter the containment trench;

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no rainwater can enter the containment trench or, if the containment trench is not covered, it is provided with a system that allows the removal of the water after it has been established that none of the products stored is in this water;

- “permanent leak detection system”: a permanent system that allows the establishing of leaks in an easy manner;

- “tank farm”: a collection of one or more aboveground containers within one bund and with a total capacity of more than 250 m;

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- “recognised technician”: environmental expert, recognised in the discipline of heating installations working on liquid fuel, in possession of a valid and recognised certificate for the control and the maintenance of heating oil tanks as referred to in Article 6.5.6.3;

- "competent expert": expert associated with an establishment, whose competence for the construction, security, maintenance and control of containers, piping and accessories is accepted by the Division competent for certifications in accordance with Appendix 5.17.8 of this Order;

- “petrol”: an oil derivative, with or without additives, with a specific vapour pressure of 27.6 kilopascal or more according to the Reid method, intended for use as fuel for motor vehicles, with the exception of liquid petroleum gas (LPG);

- "mobile tank": a container transported by road, rail or over water with the exception of seagoing vessels used for the movement of dangerous liquids;

- “ship”: an inland waterway vessel as defined in Article 1.01 of Appendix II to the Royal Decree of 19 March 2009 on technical requirements for inland waterway vessels;

- "distribution installation": an installation where dangerous liquids are transferred from a fixed container to a mobile tank or to mobile receptacles;

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- “independent storage depot”: establishment at which storage tanks are used for the temporary storage of dangerous products on behalf of third parties, and which are neither the product nor the raw material of or for a process installation run by the same operator.

- "dangerous liquids of group 1": flammable liquids of danger category 1, 2 and 3 according to the CLP Regulation with a flashpoint below 55 C;

- "dangerous liquids of group 2":

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Flammable liquids of danger category 3, marked exclusively by danger pictogram GHS02 according to the CLP Regulation, with a flashpoint equal to or greater than 55 C, and

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flammable liquids and petroleum products identified by the GHS02 danger pictogram according to the CLP Regulation, with a flashpoint equal to or higher than 55C;

- "dangerous liquids of group 3": liquids marked by at least one danger pictogram according to the CLP Regulation, other than dangerous liquids of group 1 and group 2;

- "recognised heating oil technician": recognised heating oil technician as stated in Article 6, 2, d) of the VLAREL";

CONTROL OF THE EMISSION OF VOLATILE ORGANIC SUBSTANCES (VOS) (Section 5.17.4)
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DEFINITIONS CONCERNING LIGHT NUISANCE (Chapters 4.6. and 6.3.)

- “light nuisance”: nuisance resulting from artificial light;

- “accent lighting”: lighting intended to draw attention to or accentuate the illuminated object;

- “illuminated advertising”: focusing attention on a product, brand name or the name of an establishment by means of illuminated messages.

Definitions concerning air pollution (parts 3, 4, 5, and 6)
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COMBUSTION PLANTS
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MEASUREMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF FUGITIVE VOC EMISSIONS

1 “fugitive emission”: emission of volatile organic compounds (excluding methane) as a result of losses through leaks in systems and pipes (pipe components);

2 “systems”: all components of an establishment (including peripheral equipment in storage and transshipment installations) which can give rise to fugitive emissions. This shall include:

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spindle insets on shut-off and regulation devices;

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safety valves whose run-off is not connected to a collection or processing unit;

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open - ends;

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pumps, compressors and mixing gear (shaft seals);

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flanges and other connectors (including flanges and other connectors on valves, pumps, compressors, and mixing gear);

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sampling points;

3 “measurement block”: a collection of systems which occur in a clearly demarcated area of the establishment, such as a production unit, a product flow, a tank farm, etc.;

4 "measurement value": the result obtained when measuring a system according to the measurement method in Chapter II of Appendix 4.4.6;

5 “registration criterion”: concentration at which the system is recorded in the inventory; the registration criterion is based on the limit of determination, i.e., if the measurement value exceeds a concentration of 9 ppm;

6 “leaking system”:

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for systems that come into contact with product type 1: a system of which the measurement value exceeds a concentration of 500ppm;

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for systems that come into contact with product type 2: a system of which the measurement value exceeds a concentration of 1,000ppm;

7 “repair criterion”: the measurement value at which the system is in need of repair or replacement;

8 "product type 1": product containing an average concentration of 5 or more weighted percent of substances to which one or more of the danger statements H340, H350, H350i, H360D or H360F have been assigned in accordance with the CLP Regulation;

9 "product type 2": product containing an average concentration of less than 5 weighted percent of substances to which one or more of the H340, H350, H350i, H360D or H360F danger statements are assigned in accordance with the CLP Regulation;

10 “sample survey”: percentage of the total number of systems to be measured at least once a year;

11 "initial sample survey": sample survey to be implemented at the start of the measurement and management programme as stipulated in Chapter III of Appendix 4.4.6 of this Order;

12 "modified sample survey": sample survey which is modified on the basis of the number of leaking systems in a previous sample survey as stipulated in Chapter III of Appendix 4.4.6 of this Order.

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DEFINITIONS CONCERNING METALS (Chapter 5.29.) [...]
DEFINITIONS CONCERNING MINERAL PRODUCTS (Chapter 5.30.)

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- “mortar or concrete mixing plant”: a permanent establishment for the production of mortar or concrete comprising at least a granulate silo and a mixer.

ESTABLISHMENTS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF CERAMIC PRODUCTS (Section 5.30.1.)

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- “ceramic products”: classified as ceramic products are bricks, clay roof tiles, refractory bricks, tiles, pottery or porcelain, expanded clay products, stoneware pipes, agricultural ceramics such as troughs, flower pots and drainpipes;

- “heating installation”: production installation in which the desired characteristics of the ceramic end product are obtained by the direct heating of a shaped and/or dried clay mass in a suitable atmosphere and according to a specific time schedule;

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Definitions concerning mineral extraction (Chapter 5.18.)

1 “dry mineral extraction below groundwater level”: a dry mineral extraction where there is a water-bearing layer above the layer to be extracted, or where there is a water-bearing layer below the layer to be extracted of which the height of rise comes out above the bottom of the layer to be extracted, regardless of whether there is any run-out of water from the slopes;

2 “breach profile”: a profile with the following gradients:

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from a depth of 0 to 5 m: gradient 1:2

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from a depth of 5 to 10 m: gradient 1:3

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from a depth of 10 to 20 m: gradient 1:4

d)

from a depth of 20 to 30 m: gradient 1:8

e)

from a depth of 30 to 40 m: gradient 1:15

f)

from a depth of 40 to 50 m: gradient 1:25

DEFINITIONS CONCERNING LEISURE ESTABLISHMENTS (Chapter 5.32.)
PREMISES WITH DANCING FACILITIES (Section 5.32.2.) [...]
THEATRES (section 5.32.3. and 5.32.4.)

- “equipped with mechanical devices along the top”: upper part of the stage house (the flies) with equipped grid which makes it possible to work parts of the backdrops and screens during the performances and to store these before or after their use on the stage;

- “equipped with mechanical devices along the bottom”: space located under the plateau (stage floor) fitted with one or a multiple of mechanical appliances which enable the storage of one or a multiple of backdrops and screens;

- “equipped grid”: an open fly supporting the pulleys or the hoists for the stage equipment, this being an entity of cords (cables), pulleys, machines (winches, drums, counterweights, etc.), and battens that enable the handling of parts of screens and the hanging of lighting appliances.

- “fire integrity (or fire resistance)”: the ability of a building component to meet the criteria specified for the standard test for fire integrity for a certain duration of time with respect to load-bearing function, integrity or thermal insulation. The fire resistance of structural elements is indicated in accordance with the European fire resistance classification system, introduced by Commission Decision 2000/367/EC of 3 May 2000 implementing Council Directive 89/106/EEC as regards the classification of the resistance to fire performance of construction products, construction works and parts thereof;

- “reaction to fire”: all the properties that have an impact on the emergence and spread of a fire. The classification of the reaction to fire is indicated in accordance with European Commission Decision 2000/147/EC of 8 February 2000 implementing Directive 89/106/EEC.

INDOOR SHOOTING RANGES (Section 5.32.7.)

- “shooting range”: a building or a part of a building that consists of at least the following spaces:

1

the shooting area: the space where the actual shooting takes place and which contains the shooting zone;

2

the shooting zone: the space between the shooter and the target;

and in which the following spaces can also be found:

1

the armoury: the space where weapons and ammunition are stored;

2

the maintenance space: the space where the weapons are made ready to use or maintained before or after firing;

3

the store: the space where the target installation is stored; this space must be adjacent to the shooting area.

OPEN-AIR SHOOTING RANGES (Section 5.32.8.)

- “shooting range”: the entity of throwing machines, shooting position and shooting field serving for one specific discipline;

- “shooting site”: the entity of the parcels on which a shooting range is located;

- “shooting field”: the part of the shooting terrain from the position of the shooters which with normal shooting behaviour can be covered by the projectiles;

- “throwing site”: place where the throwing machine(s) is/are located;

- “shooting position”: place taken up by the shooters when they shoot;

- “operators”: persons at and operating the throwing machines;

- “throw supervisor”: person operating the machine remotely or giving orders to the operators.

- "traditional rifle shooting": shooting with a heavy rifle from a fixed mooring post at a rake in the open air. Shooting takes place on a shooting range, linked to a folkloristic guild of marksmen;

- "HLTS": the "handreiking Limburgs traditioneel schieten" [Limburg guide to traditional shooting], produced under the auspices of the Provincial Executive of Limburg (Netherlands);

- "mooring post": a post with a horizontal support beam at the top on which the heavy rifle rests during shooting;

- "rake": target consisting of three or five uprights, each with cross slats to which wooden balls or cubes are attached;

- "shooting tree": a post to which the rake is attached;

- "ogive": the front of a bullet;

- "carriage": device into which the rifle is clamped on the mooring post and which can be set such that the freedom of movement of the rifle is adequately restricted to capture all bullets in the bullet trap;

- "riflemaster": official who is responsible for ensuring that all the rules are observed during shooting activities.

BATHING POOLS (Section 5.32.9.)
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COURSES FOR MOTOR VEHICLES (Section 5.32.10.)

- “motor vehicle”: vehicle powered by a combustion engine, regardless of the fuel used;

- “motor vessel”: vessel powered by a combustion engine, regardless of the fuel used;

- “course”: terrains or waters, or parts of them, not in closed spaces and not on the public highway or public waterway, on which races, obstacle courses, test drives, practice or other recreational uses of motor vehicles/motor vessels take place;

- “establishment requiring quiet”: nursing establishments, homes for the elderly, scientific and educational establishments, culture centres, public libraries or museums in use during the use of a course for motor vehicles;

- “nature reserve, nature park, forest reserve”: the areas as referred to in Article 13 of the Royal Decree of 28 December 1972 concerning the establishment and the application of the draft regional plans and regional plans, forestry reserves as referred to in the Forestry Decree of 13 July 1990 and nature reserves and nature parks as referred to in the law of 12 July 1973 on nature conservation.

Digital cinemas (Section 5.32.5bis)

1 “digital cinema”: an establishment where as a main activity images are projected onto a screen using a digital cinema projector and sounds are reproduced using a digital cinema audio processor;

2 "sound management system": the written rules and guidelines available to the public relating to the operation and maintenance of a digital cinema with a view to managing the sound and controlling sound levels in the cinema, including the current standards applicable in the sector and the generally accepted codes of good practice for the professional category concerned.

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DEFINITIONS CONCERNING SURFACE WATER AND GROUNDWATER PROTECTION (INTEGRAL WATER POLICY) (Chapters 2.3, 4.2, 5.3 and 6.2 (surface water) and 2.4, 4.3, 5.52, 5.53, 5.54, 5.55 and 6.9 (groundwater))
INTEGRAL WATER POLICY (EC Directive 2000/60/EC of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy)
The terms and definitions stated in Article 3, 2, of the Decree of 18 July 2003 concerning integral water policy and the definitions stated in Article 2 of the Decree of 24 January 1984 concerning measures related to groundwater management also apply to this Order.
GENERAL
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ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY STANDARDS FOR SURFACE WATER (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE MANAGEMENT OF BATHING WATER QUALITY)
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BATHING WATER QUALITY (Directive 2006/7/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 February 2006 concerning the management of bathing water quality and repealing Directive 76/160/EEC) (Section 2.3.3, Section 2.3.7, Article 5.32.9.8.2 and Part II of Appendix 2.3.3)

1 “surface water”: inland waters, with the exception of groundwater, transitional water and coastal waters;

2 “inland water”: all standing or flowing water on the surface of the land and all groundwater on the landward side of the baseline from which the breadth of territorial waters is measured;

3 “transitional waters”: bodies of surface water in the vicinity of river mouths which are partly saline in character as a result of proximity to coastal waters but which are substantially influenced by freshwater flows;

4 “coastal water”: surface waters, located on the landward side of the baseline from which the breadth of territorial waters is measured, extending if necessary to the outer limit of transitional waters;

5 “river basin”: the area of land from which all water running over the surface flows, via a series of streams, rivers or lakes, into the sea via a river mouth, estuary or delta;

6 “permanent”: in relation to a bathing prohibition or advice against bathing, lasting at least one whole bathing season;

7 "large number": in relation to bathers, a number which, at the time of designation as bathing water in accordance with the provisions of this Order, is considered to be large, having regard to past trends or to any infrastructure or facilities provided, or other measures taken to promote bathing;

8 "pollution": the presence of microbiological contamination or other organisms or waste affecting bathing water quality and presenting a risk to bathers' health stated in Articles 2.3.7.5.2, 2.3.7.5.3 and 2.3.7.5.4 and Article 1, 1, column A of Part II of Appendix 2.3.3;

9 “bathing season”: the period during which large numbers of bathers can be expected;

10 “management measures”: the following measures undertaken with respect to bathing water:

a)

establishing and maintaining a bathing water profile;

b)

establishing a monitoring calendar;

c)

monitoring bathing water;

d)

assessing bathing water quality;

e)

classifying bathing water;

f)

identifying and assessing causes of pollution that might affect bathing waters and impair bathers’ health

g)

giving information to the public;

h)

taking action to prevent bathers’ exposure to pollution;

i)

taking action to reduce the risk of pollution;

11 "short-term pollution": microbiological contamination, as stated in Article 1, 1, column A of Part II of Appendix 2.3.3, that has clearly identifiable causes, is not normally expected to affect bathing water quality for more than approximately 72 hours after the bathing water quality is first affected and for which the Flanders Environment Agency has established procedures to predict and deal with in accordance with Article 4, of Part II of Appendix 2.3.3;

12 “abnormal situation”: an event or combination of events impacting on bathing water quality at the location concerned and not expected to occur on average more than once every four years;

13 “set of bathing water quality data”: data obtained in accordance with Article 2 of Part II of Appendix 2.3.3;

14 "bathing water quality assessment": the process of evaluating bathing water quality according to the assessment method stated in Article 4 of Part II of Appendix 2.3.3;

15 “cyanobacterial proliferation”: an accumulation of cyanobacteria in the form of a bloom, mat or scum.

GROUNDWATER

1 groundwater quality standard: an environmental quality standard, expressed as the concentration of a particular pollutant, group of pollutants or indicator of pollution in groundwater, which should not be exceeded in order to protect human health and the environment;

2 background level: the concentration of a substance or the value of an indicator in a body of groundwater corresponding to no or only very minor anthropogenic alterations to undisturbed conditions;

3 threshold value: a groundwater quality standard for all pollutants, groups of pollutants and indicators of pollution for which it has been established, in accordance with the analysis of characteristics under Article 60 of the Decree of 18 July 2003 concerning the integral water policy, that bodies of groundwater or groups of bodies of groundwater run the risk of not achieving a good chemical status of the groundwater.

WASTE WATER CONTROLS

- “daily average”: the level or concentration determined on the basis of 24-hour sampling with a proportionate flow

- "monthly average": the value determined on the basis of the composition of all 24-hour samples with a proportional flow rate for the month concerned.

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- "limit of detection": the output signal or the concentration above which it may be claimed with a stated level of confidence that a sample differs from a blank sample that does not contain a relevant quantity to be determined.

- "limit of determination": a stated multiple of the detection limit for a concentration of the quantity to be determined that can reasonably be determined with an acceptable level of accuracy and precision. The limit of determination can be calculated using a suitable standard or a suitable sample and can be obtained from the lowest calibration point on the calibration curve, with the exception of the blank.

- “reporting limit”: the value below which a component is reported as unquantifiable (“<“). This is equivalent to at least the limit of determination.

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- “reference measurement method”: method that must be used to determine a particular parameter. Unless indicated otherwise, this method is described in the water analysis compendium (WAC). The compendium is a collection of methods for taking samples and carrying out measurements and analyses, which include European (EN), international (ISO) or other standardised methods or methods validated by the reference laboratory of the Flemish Region on behalf of the Government of Flanders. The compendium is approved by ministerial decision and its table of contents is published by excerpt in the Belgian Official Journal.

- "measurement uncertainty": a non-negative parameter that characterises the spread of the quantitative values assigned to a quantity to be measured, based on the information used. The measurement uncertainty specified in Appendix 4.2.5.2, Article 4 is half the length of an interval around the analysis result within which the actual value is expected to lie for a reliability level of 95%, and is expressed as a percentage of the analysis result. The measurement uncertainty is calculated according to a method stipulated by the minister.

URBAN WASTE WATER

- “urban waste water”: domestic waste water or a mixture of domestic waste water and/or industrial waste water and/or run-off rain water;

- “collection system”: a system of conduits which collects and conducts urban waste water

- “primary treatment”: the treatment of waste water by a physical and/or chemical process involving settlement of suspended solids, or other processes which the biochemical oxygen consumption of the incoming waste water before discharging is reduced in 5 days at 20C by at least 20%, and the total suspended solids in the incoming waste water are reduced by at least 50%;

- “secondary treatment”: treatment of waste water by a process generally involving biological treatment with secondary settlement, or another process whereby the values of the sectoral emission limit values for effluent water established in these regulations are respected;

- “appropriate treatment”: treatment of waste water by any process and/or disposal system, which after discharge allows the receiving waters to meet the relevant quality objectives and the relevant provisions of these regulations;;

- “sludge”: residual sludge whether treated or untreated from water treatment plants;

- “agglomeration”: an area where the population and/or the economic activities are sufficiently concentrated for urban waste water to be collected and conducted to an urban waste treatment plant or to a final discharge point;

- “vulnerable areas”: in accordance with Directive 91/271/EEC concerning the treatment of urban waste water, for the application of Section 2.3.6. and 5.3.1, vulnerable areas are considered to be a water mass included in the following groups:

1

natural freshwater lakes, other freshwater masses, estuaries and coastal waters which are eutrophic or may be eutrophic in the near future if protective measures are not taken;

2

surface waters intended for the catchment of drinking water, which could contain a higher nitrate concentration than is established in accordance with the immission standards in question if no measures are taken;

3

areas where further treatment to that specified in Section 5.3.1. is needed to comply with Directive 91/271/EEC.

With regard to group sub 1, the following elements can be taken into consideration when it is determined which nutrients must be reduced by further treatment:

a)

lakes and rivers flowing into lakes, reservoirs or closed bays in which low water replenishment is established so accumulation can occur; in these areas phosphorous must also be removed from the waste water unless it can be demonstrated that its removal has no effect on the level of eutrophication; where discharges from large agglomerations take place, the removal of nitrogen can also be considered;

b)

estuaries, bays and other coastal waters in which low water replenishment is established, or which contain large quantities of nutrients; discharges from small agglomerations in these areas are usually of less importance, but for large agglomerations phosphorous and/or nitrogen must also be removed unless it can be demonstrated that their removal has no effect on the level of eutrophication.

- “Population equivalent (P.E.): the organic biodegradable load having a five-day biochemical oxygen demand at 20C (BOC520) of 60 g oxygen per day.

WASTE WATER PARAMETERS

Abbreviations:

a)

"pH": acidity;

b)

"BOC": biochemical oxygen consumption in 5 days at 20C;

c)

"COC": the chemical oxygen consumption;

d)

"CCl4 extractable substances": the level of non-polar hydrocarbons extractable with carbon tetrachloride;

e)

"PCB": polychlorinated biphenyls;

f)

"T.O.C.": the level of totally organic carbon;

g)

"T.O.X.": the level of totally organically bound halogen, expressed in chlorine;

SECTORAL CONDITIONS ABBREVIATIONS

a)

"N/A": not applicable;

b)

"n.v.o.": not visually observable;

c)

"v.g.t.g.": permitted level to be established in the licence in cases where no sectoral discharging conditions have been imposed for the parameter concerned.

CONCORDANCE TABLE FOR SPECIFIC DISCHARGE PARAMETERS

The names in the first column are no longer used and have been replaced by the corresponding names in the second column:

Old terminology

New terminology

active chlorine

free chlorine

active chlorine and bromine

free chlorine

ammoniacal nitrogen

ammonium

borates

boron

CCl4 extractable substances

perchloroethylene extractable apolar substances

chloroanilines

chlorinated aromatic amines

chlorine oxidisable cyanides

free cyanide

cobalt

cobalt

cyanide(s)

total cyanide

DDT

sum of p,p’ -DDT, o,p’ -DDT, p,p’ -DDE and p,p’ -DDD

detergent(s)

sum of anionic, non-ionogenic and cationic surfactants

drins

sum of aldrin, dieldrin, endrin and isodrin

faecal colibacteria

E. coli

faecal streptococci

enterococci

fluoride

total inorganically bound fluoride

phosphates or total phosphates

total phosphorus

chlorinated hydrocarbons or halogenated hydrocarbons or organohalogens or organic halogen compounds

sum of volatile organic halogen compounds, partly volatile organic halogen compounds, PCBs and organochlorine pesticides

conductibility

electrical conductivity

easily dissolvable cyanide

free cyanide

easily dissolvable cyanide (Bucksteeg)

free cyanide

hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH)

sum of α, β, γ and δ-HCH

colouring

colour

nitrates

nitrate

dissolvable cyanide (Bucksteeg)

free cyanide

surfactants

sum of anionic, non-ionogenic and cationic surfactants

organic chlorine

AOX

organic phosphorus pesticides

organophosphorous pesticides

pesticides

sum of organochlorine pesticides, organophosphorous pesticides, nitrogen pesticides, acid herbicides and phenols

selenium

selenium

sulphides

sum of dissolved and acidic environment soluble sulphide

TOX

AOX

total fluorine

total inorganically bound fluoride

trichlorobenzene (TCB)

sum of 1,3,5-, 1,2,4- and 1,2,3-trichlorobenzene

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DEFINITIONS CONCERNING AIRFIELDS (Chapter 5.57)
- “A-weighted sound exposure level of a noise SEL”: the constant A-weighted sound pressure level that during a period of 1 second would cause the same sound energy as the actual A-weighted sound pressure level during the noise.
DEFINITIONS CONCERNING SEAPORT AREAS (Chapter 5.48)

- “handling”: the loading, unloading, stowing, unstowing, trimming, pouring and activities inherent to loading and unloading activities;

- “transit storage depot”: storage site in which goods, products or substances either awaiting their shipment or dispatch, or after shipment or dispatch, are temporarily stored for a period which does not exceed the maximum storage period in seaport areas, determined in the relative orders issued by the harbourmaster;

- “short-term storage”: storage on the quay side of the goods, products or substances shipped or to be shipped for a maximum period of 30 successive calendar days for IMDG goods, and for a maximum period specified by the harbourmaster for non-IMDG goods;

- "seaport area": the zone intended for storage given in concession or leased by the harbourmaster, or of which the operator disposes, for the sole purpose of handling goods in transit, as delimited in the regional spatial plan relating to the demarcation of seaport areas in accordance with Article 3 of the Decree of 2 March 1999 on the policy for and management of seaports;

- “quaysides”: zones for short-term storage on a quay wall and given in concession or leased by the harbourmaster, or of which the operator disposes, with the intention of only handling transit goods to which the seaport regulations apply.

DEFINITIONS CONCERNING ACTIVITIES MAKING USE OF ORGANIC SOLVENTS (Chapter 5.59)

1 “installation”: a stationary technical unit where one or more activities stated in Article 5.59.1.1 are carried out, and any other directly associated activities on the same site which have a technical connection with the activities and which could have an effect on emissions and pollution;

2 “existing installation”: an installation that was operational on 29 March 1999 or an installation for which a licence was granted or notification took place before 1 April 2001, or for which a full licence application was submitted before this date, providing that the installation was brought into use a year after this date at the latest. [...]

3 “small installation”: an installation with the lowest threshold value of points 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 13, 16, and 17 of Appendix 5.59.1 or, for the other activities of Appendix 5.59.1, which consume less than 10 tonnes of solvent per year;

4 significant change:

a change in the nature or functioning, or the extension of an installation which, in the opinion of the competent authority, could have significant negative effects on human health or the environment.

The following changes are defined as significant:

a)

for a small installation: a change in the nominal capacity resulting in an increase in emissions of volatile organic compounds by more than 25%;

b)

for all other installations: a change in the nominal capacity resulting in an increase in emissions of volatile organic compounds by more than 10%.

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6 “fugitive emissions”: any emissions, not in waste gases, of volatile organic compounds into air, soil or water as well as, unless stated otherwise in Appendix 5.59.1, solvents contained in any products. They include uncaptured emissions released to the outside environment via windows, doors, vents and similar openings;

7 “waste gases”: the final gaseous discharge containing volatile organic compounds or other pollutants, from a stack or abatement equipment into the air. The volumetric flow rates shall be expressed in Nm/hour;

8 “total emission”: the sum of fugitive emissions and emissions in waste gases;

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- “mixture”: mixtures or solutions composed of two or more substances;

12 “organic compound”: any compound containing at least the element carbon and one or more hydrogen, halogens, oxygen, sulphur, phosphorus, silicon or nitrogen, with the exception of carbon oxides and inorganic carbonates and bicarbonates;

13 "volatile organic compound (VOC)": any organic compound having at 293.15 K a vapour pressure of 0.01 kPa or more, or having a corresponding volatility under the special conditions of use. The fraction of creosote which exceeds this value of vapour pressure at 293.15 K shall be considered to be a VOC;

14 “organic solvent”: any VOC which is used alone or in combination with other agents, and without undergoing a chemical change, to dissolve raw materials, products or waste materials, or is used as a cleaning agent to dissolve contaminants, or as a dissolver, or as a dispersion medium, or as a viscosity adjuster, or as a surface tension adjuster, or a plasticiser, or as a preservative;

15 “halogenated organic solvent”: an organic solvent which contains at least one atom of bromine, chlorine, fluorine or iodine per molecule;

16 “coating”: any mixture, including all the organic solvents or mixtures containing organic solvents necessary for its proper application, which is used to provide a film with decorative, protective or other functional effect on a surface;

17 “adhesive”: any mixture, including all the organic solvents or mixtures containing organic solvents necessary for its proper application, which is used to adhere separate parts of a product to one another;

18 “ink”: a mixture, including all the organic solvents or mixtures containing organic solvents necessary for its proper application, which is used in a printing activity to impress text or images on to a surface;

19 “lacquer”: a transparent coating;

20 “consumption”: the total input of organic solvents into an installation per calendar year, or any other 12-month period, less any VOCs that are recovered for reuse;

21. “input”: the quantity of organic solvents and their quantity in mixtures used when carrying out an activity, including the solvents recycled inside and outside the installation, and which are counted every time they are used to carry out the activity;

22 “reuse of organic solvents”: the use of organic solvents recovered from an installation for any technical or commercial purpose and including use as a fuel but excluding the final disposal of such recovered organic solvents as waste;

23 “mass flow”: the quantity of VOCs released, in units of mass/hour;

24 “nominal capacity”: the maximum mass input of organic solvents by an installation averaged over one day, if the installation is operated under conditions of normal operation at its design output;

25 “normal operation”: all periods of operation of an installation or activity except start-up and shut-down operations and the maintenance of equipment;

26 “closed system”: conditions under which an installation is operated such that the VOCs released from the activity are collected and discharged in a controlled way either via a stack or abatement equipment and are therefore not entirely fugitive;

27 “24-hour average”: the registered arithmetic mean of all valid readings taken during a 24-hour period of normal operation;

28 “start-up and shut-down”: operations while bringing an activity, an equipment item or a tank into or out of service or into or out of an idling state. Regularly oscillating activity phases are not to be considered as start-ups and shut-downs;

29 “vehicle”: the following categories of vehicles as defined in the Royal Decree of 15 March 1968 issuing general regulations on technical requirements for motor vehicles and their trailers, parts and safety accessories: cars defined as category M1, vans and trucks defined as categories N1, N2 and N3, truck cabins defined as the housing for the driver, and all integrated housing for the technical units intended for trucks defined as categories N1, N2 and N3, buses defined as categories M2 and M3, and trailers, including semi-trailers, defined as categories O1, O2, O3 and O4;

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Definitions concerning energy planning and energy audits (Chapter 4.9)

- “energy plan”: an energy plan in accordance with the provisions of Article 6.5.4 of the Energy Order;

- “updated energy plan”: an updated energy plan in accordance with the provisions of Article 6.5.7 of the Energy Order;

- “energy study”: an energy study in accordance with the provisions of Article 6.5.4 of the Energy Order;

- “energy consumption”: the primary electricity and energy consumption of energy carriers and not the non-energetic consumption of energy carriers in the form of energy carriers applied as raw material

- “energy audit”: a systematic procedure with the aim of collecting sufficient information about the current energy consumption profile of a building or group of buildings, of an industrial or commercial activity or installation or of private or public services, facilities to identify and quantity cost-effective energy savings and to report back on the results;

DEFINITIONS CONCERNING EMISSIONS OF GREENHOUSE GASES (Chapter 4.10)
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DEFINITIONS CONCERNING WASTE FROM EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES (Chapter 2.12, 5.2 (Section 5.2.6) and 5.18; Appendices 5.2.6.1, 5.2.6.2 and 5.2.6.3)

1 extractive waste: waste arising from the prospecting, extraction, treatment and storage of minerals and from the working of quarries;

2 extractive industries: all establishments and undertakings engaged in surface or underground extraction of minerals resources for commercial purposes, including extraction by drilling boreholes or treatment of the extracted material;

3 site: all land at a distinct geographic location under the management control of an operator;

4 operator: the natural or legal person responsible for the management of extractive waste, and for the temporary storage of extractive waste, as well as the operational and the after-closure phases;

5 unpolluted soil: soil that is removed from the upper layer of the soil during extractive activities and that is not deemed to be polluted under the Flemish Regulations on Soil Remediation;

6 mineral source or mineral: a naturally occurring deposit in the earth’s crust of an organic or inorganic substance, such as fuels, metal ores, industrial minerals and construction minerals, but excluding water;

7 treatment: a mechanical, physical, biological, thermal or chemical process or combination of processes carried out on mineral sources, including from the working of quarries with a view to extracting the mineral, including size change, classification, separation and leaching, and the reprocessing of previously discarded waste, but excluding smelting, thermal manufacturing processes (other than the burning of limestone) and metallurgical processes;

8 inert waste: waste that does not undergo significant physical, chemical or biological transformations. Inert waste will not dissolve, burn or otherwise physically or chemically react, biodegrade or adversely affect another matter with which it comes into contact in a way likely to give rise to environmental pollution or harm human health. The total leachability and pollutant content of the waste and the ecotoxicity of the leachate must be insignificant, and in particular, must not endanger the quality of surface water or groundwater;

9 leachate: any liquid percolating through the deposited waste and emitted from or contained within a waste facility, including polluted drainage which may adversely affect the environment if not appropriately treated;

10 waste facility: an area designated for the accumulation or deposit of extractive waste, whether that waste is in a solid state, in a solution, in a suspension, or in a liquid state, for the following time-periods:

a)

no time period for category A waste facilities and facilities for waste characterised as dangerous in the waste management plan;

b)

a period of more than six months for facilities for dangerous waste generated unexpectedly;

c)

a period of more than one year for facilities for non-dangerous non-inert waste;

d)

a period of more than three years for facilities for non-polluted soil, non-dangerous waste from prospecting, waste from the extraction, treatment and storage of peat, and inert waste.

Such facilities are deemed to include any dam or other structure serving to contain, retain, confine or otherwise support such a facility, as well as, but not limited to, refuse dumps and catchment basins, but excluding excavation voids into which waste is replaced, after excavation of the mineral, for rehabilitation and construction purposes.

11 category A waste facility: a waste facility assigned to category A in accordance with Appendix 5.2.6.3;

12 major accident: an occurrence on site in the course of an operation involving the management of waste in any establishment covered by this Order, leading to a serious danger to human health or the environment, whether immediately or over time, on-site or off-site;

13 off-shore: that area of the sea and seabed extending from the low water mark of ordinary or medium tides outwards;

14 heap: an engineered facility for the deposit of solid waste on the surface;

15 dam: an engineered structure designed to retain or confine water and waste within a pond;

16 pond: a natural or engineered facility for disposing of fine-grained waste, normally tailings, along with varying amounts of free water resulting from the treatment of mineral sources and from the clearing and recycling of process water;

17 tailings: the waste solid and slurries that remain after the treatment of minerals by separation processes, such as crushing, grinding, size-sorting, flotation and other physicochemical techniques, to remove the valuable minerals from the less valuable rock;

18 rehabilitation: treatment of the land affected by a waste facility in such a way as to restore the land to a satisfactory state, with particular regard to soil quality, wildlife, natural habitats, freshwater systems, landscape and appropriate beneficial uses;

19 prospecting: the search for mineral deposits of economic value, including sampling, bulk sampling, drilling and trenching, but excluding any works required in the development of such deposits, and any activities directly associated with existing extractive operations;

20 weak-acid dissociable cyanide: cyanide and cyanide compounds that are dissociated with a weak acid at a defined pH;

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22 competent person: a natural person who has the technical knowledge and experience needed to perform the duties arising from Section 5.2.6.

DEFINITIONS CONCERNING ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES (Chapters 2.14 and 6.10)
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Definitions concerning wind turbines (Section 5.20.6)
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Definitions of activities at certain installations with fluorinated greenhouse gases or ozone layer-depleting substances (Chapter 4.4 (Section 4.4.8), Chapter 5.2 (Article 5.2.2.5.2, 9), Chapter 5.15 (Article 5.15.0.8), Chapter 5.16 (Article 5.16.3.3, 1bis), Chapter 5bis.15.5 (Article 5bis.15.5.2.3, 1, Article 5bis.15.5.4.5.4, 1, and Article 5bis.15.5.4.5.7, 2), Chapter 5bis.19.8 (Article 5bis.19.8.4.8.4, 1, and Article 5bis.19.8.4.8.7, 2) and Chapter 6.8 (Article 6.8.1.1 and Section 6.8.2 to 6.8.5 inclusive)
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