Article 2.3.6.2.

In accordance with the provisions of Directive 91/271/EEC:

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the control data concerning compliance with requirements made by these regulations for urban water treatment installations are retained and made available to the EU Commission within 6 months of receipt of such a request by the Flanders Environment Agency through the appropriate channels;

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the Flanders Environment Agency shall provide the EU Commission, through the appropriate channels and by no later than 1 January 1996, with information on the programme that must be drawn up for the enforcement of Directive 91/271/EEC concerning urban waste-water treatment.

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the Flanders Environment Agency must produce a report every two years on the situation related to the disposal of urban waste water and sludge in the Flemish Region. For this, the company referred to in Article 32septies of the law of 26 March 1971 on the protection of surface waters against pollution must provide the Flanders Environment Agency with the necessary information concerning the removal of sludge. These reports are kept available for forwarding to the Commission.

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every two years the Flanders Environment Agency draws up the programme for the treatment of urban waste water for the Flemish Region in accordance with the tables in Directive 93/481/EU. In conformance with Article 17 of the Directive, this information will be made available to the Commission through the appropriate channels, and each time by no later than 30 June with the following programme by no later than 30 June 1996.

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the Flanders Environment Agency must permanently adapt the network for the measuring of the water quality of the surface waters to discharges of treatment installations and to direct discharges of companies when it may be expected that the receiving environment will be significantly influenced, if discharges are concerned from installations which represent at least 4,000 IU (direct discharges are understood as each case of discharging which does not take place through public water treatment systems into receiving waters).

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if the Flemish Region is informed of the detrimental influencing of waters which fall under the jurisdiction of a Member State of the EU or the competence of the Brussels Capital Region or the Walloon Region due to discharges of urban waste water from the Flemish Region, the Flanders Environment Agency will organise the necessary consultation to investigate which discharges are involved and what measures must be taken at the source to protect the affected waters.

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all surface waters of the Flemish Region are designated “vulnerable areas” in accordance with Article 5, paragraph 1 of Directive 91/271/EEC. In the Flemish Region, no “less vulnerable areas” as referred to in Article 6, paragraph 1 of the same Directive are designated.

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for the whole territory of the Flemish Region a minimum percentage for the reduction of the total load for the totality of public water treatment installations is established of at least 75% for the total of phosphorous and at least 75% for the total of nitrogen.

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if the company referred to in Article 32septies of the law of 26 March 1971 on the protection of surface waters against pollution wishes to make use of the exception provision included in footnote (5) in Appendix 5.3.1.a. to Title II of the VLAREM, this company is obliged to prove on the basis of a scientific study that the same protective level will be achieved on an annual basis; in this case, the Flanders Environment Agency will inform the Commission of such through the appropriate channels.