Section 1.3.1.
General provisions


Article 1.3.1.1.

1.

The following definitions apply for taking samples, measurements and tests and making analyses as stated in the general and sectoral environmental conditions and in the specific licence conditions of certain establishments or parts of establishments:

1

a laboratory in the discipline of water: a laboratory in the discipline of water, recognised to perform such sampling, measurements, tests or analyses in application of the Order of the Government of Flanders of 19 November 2010 establishing the Flemish Regulations on Recognition regarding the Environment; for the sub-areas of waste water, surface water, groundwater or drinking water;

2

a laboratory in the discipline of air: a laboratory in the discipline of air, recognised to perform such sampling, measurements, tests or analyses in application of the Order of the Government of Flanders of 19 November 2010 establishing the Flemish Regulations on Recognition regarding the Environment;

3

an environmental expert in the discipline of soil corrosion: an environmental expert in the discipline of soil corrosion, recognised to perform such tests in application of the Order of the Government of Flanders of 19 November 2010 establishing the Flemish Regulations on Recognition regarding the Environment;

4

an environmental expert in the discipline of containers for gases or dangerous substances: an environmental expert in the discipline of containers for gases or dangerous substances, recognised to perform such testing in application of the Order of the Government of Flanders of 19 November 2010 establishing the Flemish Regulations on Recognition regarding the Environment.

No-one may perform these sampling activities, measurements, tests and analyses without being in possession of recognition for this, if applicable, as stated in:

1

Appendix 3, 1 of the Order of the Government of Flanders of 19 November 2010 establishing the Flemish Regulations on Recognition regarding the Environment for a laboratory in the discipline of water;

2

Appendix 3, 2 of the Order of the Government of Flanders of 19 November 2010 establishing the Flemish Regulations on Recognition regarding the Environment for a laboratory in the discipline of air;

3

Appendix 4, 1 of the Order of the Government of Flanders of 19 November 2010 establishing the Flemish Regulations on Recognition regarding the Environment for an environmental expert in the discipline of containers for gases or dangerous substances.

2.

For performing acoustic tests and drafting and guiding remediation plans as stated in the general and sectoral environmental conditions and in the special licensing conditions of certain establishments or parts thereof, an environmental expert in the discipline of sound and vibrations means: an environmental expert in the discipline of sound and vibrations, sub-area sound, recognised according to the Order of the Government of Flanders of 19 November 2010 establishing the Flemish Regulations on Recognition regarding the Environment.

3.

For the taking of samples and the carrying out of measurements, tests and analyses as stated in the general and sectoral environmental conditions and in the special licensing conditions of certain establishments or parts thereof, an environmental expert in the discipline of waste or soil means: a laboratory in the discipline of waste substances and other materials or in the discipline of soil, sub-area soil remediation, recognised for carrying out such sampling, measurements, tests or analyses in application of the VLAREL.

4.

In this Order, the following definitions apply

1

environmental expert in the discipline of electrical installations: a recognised body as stated in Article 275 of the General Regulations on Electrical Installations (AREI);

2

environmental expert in the discipline of containers for compressed, liquefied or dissolved gas: a recognised external service for technical inspections at the workplace as stated in the Royal Decree of 29 April 1999 concerning the recognition of external services for technical inspections at the workplace, for the area of inspections of gas containers.

3

Environmental expert in the discipline of pressure vessels: a recognised notified body or inspection service of users as stated in Chapter VIII of the Royal Decree of 13 June 1999 on the placing on the market of pressure equipment, for the application of the procedures stated in European Directive 97/23/EC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States concerning pressure equipment or a recognised notified body as stated in Article 12 of the Royal Decree of 11 June 1990 on the placing on the market of simple pressure vessels, for the application of the procedures stated in European Directive 2009/105/EC relating to simple pressure vessels.