Voorwaarden

To be recognised as an ‘environmental expert in containers for gasses or hazardous substances’, you must fulfil:

  • general recognition conditions ((opent in nieuw venster)) that apply to all recognitions relating to the environment:
    • in the 3 years that precede the application for the Flemish recognition certificate, the applicant has not been convicted of a criminal offence in a member state of the European Economic Area, for infringements of the environmental legislation concerning the use of the recognition.
    • in the 2 years that precede the application for the Flemish recgonition certificate, no recognition with the same object was revoked due to infringement of the obligations associated with that recognition.
  • special recognition conditions:
    • be a natural person
    • having obtained at least a bachelor’s or equivalent degree
      • and having at least 1 year’s practical experience in containers for gasses or hazardous substances, obtained within the 5 years preceding the application for recognition
    • or have obtained at least a secondary education qualification or an equivalent certificate
      • having at least 5 years’ practical experience in containers for gasses or hazardous substances, obtained within the 10 years preceding the application for recognition.
  • An additional condition: when you request recognition for performing checks and periodic inspections on vapour recovery systems (domain E):
    • having a favourable assessment from the VITO (Flemish Institute for Technological Research) reference laboratory. The assessment may not be older than 1 year.

Validity period and obligations

The recognition is valid for an indefinite period. As ‘environmental expert in containers for gasses or hazardous substances’ you must meet the following obligations to retain the recognition:

  • hold insurance for third-party liability, including professional liability, in connection with the use of the recognition
  • pay the annual fee (in het Nederlands). The first payment is to be made in the year following the year in which you obtained the recognition. Failure to pay the annual fee will lead to automatic suspension of the recognition following a formal notice of default. If the fee is not paid within 30 days of the suspension, the recognition will automatically lapse.

More info on the obligations for recognised environmental experts (in het Nederlands) ((opent in nieuw venster)) can be found on the Department of Environment and Spatial Development website.

Procedure

Request your recognition from the Department of Environment and Spatial Development of the Flemish administration.

Bedrag

You must pay a one-off fee (in het Nederlands) ((opent in nieuw venster)) for the application for recognition as ‘environmental expert in containers for gasses or hazardous substances’.

  • For 2021, the one-off fee is 586 euros.
  • For an application in 2022, the one-off fee is 606 euros.
  • You are not required to pay any additional fee for an expansion of an recognition in the same discipline as the one for which you want to be recognised.
  • That amount is index-adjusted every year.

As accredited ‘environmental expert in containers for gasses or hazardous substances’, you must pay an annual fee (in het Nederlands) for the supervision of your recognition. You will receive an invoice for this by post at the start of the calendar year in your name at your official address.

  • For 2022 the annual fee amounts to 121 euros.
  • That amount is index-adjusted every year.

Wetgeving

Flemish regulation on environmental recognitions (VLAREL)

  • Laatst gewijzigd op 09/11/2021
  • Deelnemend netwerk
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