Voorwaarden

To be recognised as an environmental verifier for the environmental audit as defined by the DABM, you must fulfil:

  • general recognition conditions ((opent in nieuw venster)) (page in Dutch) that apply to all the recognitions relating to the environment
    • in the 3 years that precede the application for the Flemish recognition, 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2 years that precede the application for the Flemish recognition, no recognition of the applicant with the same subject was revoked due to infringement of the obligations associated with that recognition.
  • and the following special recognition condition:
    • hold the title of environmental verifier with regard to the voluntary participation of organisations in an eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS). This title is governed by Regulation (EC) No. 1221/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2009.

Validity Period and obligations

Recognition as an environmental verifier for the environmental audit as defined by the DABM is granted for an indefinite period. However, the environmental verifier must comply with some of the requirements of use for the recognition

Procedure

Organisations that hold the title of environmental verifier under EMAS and meet the recognition conditions set out in the Flemish regulation on recognitions relating to the environment (Dutch: Vlaams reglement inzake erkenningen met betrekking tot het leefmilieu/VLAREL) must notify the Territorial Development, Environmental Planning and Projects (Dutch: Gebiedsontwikkeling, Omgevingsplanning en -projecten/GOP) Division of the Department of Environment and Spatial Development (Dutch: Departement Omgeving) of the use of the recognition.

The notification must be submitted through the online recognition desk of the Department of Environment and Spatial Development ((opent in nieuw venster)) (page in Dutch; click on ‘Ga naar het erkenningenloket’, log in with e-ID). The recognition shall only take effect from the date on which the use of the recognition is notified.

Bedrag

A yearly fee (in het Nederlands) shall be payable by the environmental verifier for supervision of the recognition.

  • For 2022, the fee is €61.

Wetgeving

  • EMAS Regulation

  • Decree concerning general provisions relating to environmental policy (DABM)

  • Environmental Permit Decree

  • VLAREM

  • Flemish regulation on environmental recognitions (VLAREL)

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