As of July 1, 2019, after receiving a permit of the ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, you no longer have to wait 6 weeks before you can start the activities. Only the waiting period of 6 weeks expires. Other conditions for being allowed to start, such as submitting a report on proposed work (BVWdescription of the proposed work ) for introduction into the environment, do not change. The possibilities for objection, appeal and the submission of a provisional provision also remain unchanged.
Reason for these changes
In Article 20.3 of the Environmental Management Act (Wet Milieubeheer), the main rule is that decisions only take effect after the period for submitting a notice of objection (or notice of appeal) has expired. In practice, this means that a permit only comes into effect after six weeks and that you have to wait six weeks before you can use your permit. This situation is not in line with EU Directive 2009/41 (contained use) and EU Directive 2001/18 (introduction into the environment) that assume a direct entry into force. The GMOGenetically Modified Organism Decree is based on the Environmental Management Act. That is why an amendment decision was published in July 2018 in which the conflict with the directives was removed. In this amendment decision, the decisions have been designated for which the waiting period has been canceled.