Environmental Law (General Provisions) Act
In the Netherlands, all commercial activities require an environmental license on the basis of the Environmental Law (General Provisions) Act (WABO), with the exception of activities for which rules have been established in a General Administrative Decree.
In the case of Leiden University, this means that environmental licenses are required for buildings which house laboratories in which dangerous substances are handled. The teaching and administration buildings fall under the general rules set out in the Activities Decree; work in these buildings does not require a license, although all work activities must be reported (together with any changes).
For more information, please contact the prevention officer of your building or the environmental advisers of the HSE Department (Ext. 3254).