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Retention periods for environmental documents - federal (1)

Retention periods for environmental documents - federal (1)

Summary dated 1 September 2021 of the essential legal provisions regarding the retention periods of your archives.

Documents Minimum retention period Format Start date of the retention period Act
EC declaration of conformity and technical documentation 10 years Original As from the date on which the equipment was last manufactured Article 8 Royal Decree of March 6th, 2002 concerning the sound power of equipment for uses outdoors

Although we have composed this list with much care, Merak N.V. cannot be held responsible for any errors or any changes made to legislation.

(1) On the basis of article 6, § 1, II of the special act regarding the reform of the institutions of August 8th, 1980, the regional bodies are competent for most aspects regarding the environment and the water policy. The federal state is only competent to establish the product standards and the protection against ionising radiation, including radioactive wastes. As a consequence, there are separate regulatory instruments in the Flemish region, the Brussels-Capital region and the Walloon region.

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