Control Areas

The areas in which the Federal Environmental Inspection exercises its control authority, are determined by a broad spectrum of European and Belgian legislation. They are extensive, diverse and constantly being developed. Below a non-exhaustive list:

- Batteries
- Fumigations
- Restriction hazardous substances and preparations
- Pesticides for agricultural use
- Biocides
- Fuel consumption and CO2 emission of passenger cars
Check on the legislation concerning the EU Ecolabel
Check on the transit of waste products
- Detergents
- Dimethyl fumarate
- Ecodesign
- Emission levels of heating appliances
- Labelling of tires
- FLEGT permit system
- Phthalates in toys
- Fluorised greenhouse gases
Sound power of equipment for usage outdoors
- Hazardous substances (general)
- Hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS)
- Crop protection products
- Timber and timber products
- Wood pellets
Classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP)
- Classification, packaging and characteristics and hazardous preparations
- Import and export of hazardous chemical substances
- Airborne noise of home appliances
- Ozone depleting substances
- Persistent Organically Pollutants (POPs)
- Product standards for bio fuels
- Product standards for compostable and biodegradable materials
Product standards for internal combustion engines of off-road mobile machines
- Product standards for packaging
- Product standards for vehicles
Registration, evaluation, authorisation and restrictions concerning chemical substances (REACH)
- Reimbursements and contributions for the launching onto the market of biocides and their use
- Language on the label and on the safety information sheet
- Ban on the export, and the safe storage of metallic mercury
- Volatile organic substances (petrol, paints, varnishes and other products)

For the control or enforcement of the transit of waste, the Interregional Packaging Commission (IRPC) and the regional authorities are competent since 1 July 2014 (the sixth reform of the state). More info : Transit of waste products