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Council Directive 86/278/EEC on the protection of the environment, and in particular of the soil, when sewage sludge is used in agriculture.

Country/Territory
European Union
Document type
Legislation
Date
1986
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Agricultural & rural development, Land & soil, Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Fertilizers/nutrients Soil conservation/soil improvement Soil pollution/quality Waste domestic sources Waste management Waste non-domestic sources Sewerage Waste disposal
Geographical area
Eastern Europe, Europe, European Union Countries, Northern Europe
Abstract

The purpose of this Directive is to regulate the use of sewage sludge in agriculture in such a way as to prevent harmful effects on soil, vegetation, animals and man, thereby encouraging the correct use of such sewage sludge. Member States shall prohibit the use of sludge where the concentration of one or more heavy metals in the soil exceeds the limit values which they lay down in accordance with Annex I A and shall take the necessary steps to ensure that those limit values are not exceeded as

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References - Legislation

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Regulation on urban sewage sediments.

Legislation | Poland | 2010 | Repealed

Keyword: Fertilizers/nutrients, Soil conservation/soil improvement, Erosion

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Waste Management (Use of Sewage Sludge in Agriculture) Regulations, 1998 (S.I. No. 148/1998).

Legislation | Ireland | 1998

Keyword: Pollution control, Fertilizers/nutrients, Soil pollution/quality, Registration

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on urban sewage sludge.

Legislation | Poland | 2015

Keyword: Fertilizers/nutrients, Soil conservation/soil improvement, Erosion

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Communities (Use of Sewage Sludge in Agriculture) Regulations, 1991.

Legislation | Ireland | 1991 | Repealed

Keyword: Pollution control, Fertilizers/nutrients, Soil pollution/quality, Registration

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Waste Management (Amendment of Waste Management Act, 1996) Regulations, 1998.

Legislation | Ireland | 1996

Keyword: Fertilizers/nutrients, Pollution control, Waste disposal, Soil pollution/quality

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Wastes Act.

Legislation | Poland | 2012

Keyword: Basic legislation, Waste management, Waste disposal, Recycling/reuse, Waste prevention, Polluter pays principle, Hazardous waste, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree relative to waste sludge.

Legislation | Norway | 1995 (1996)

Keyword: Soil conservation/soil improvement, Waste prevention, Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Effluent waste water/discharge, Sewerage, Fertilizers/nutrients

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Styria Sewage Sludge Ordinance 2007.

Legislation | Austria | 2007

Keyword: Fertilizers/nutrients, Soil conservation/soil improvement, Soil pollution/quality, Erosion, Agricultural land

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Wastes Act.

Legislation | Poland | 2001 (2010) | Repealed

Keyword: Waste management, Waste disposal, Recycling/reuse, Waste prevention, Polluter pays principle, Hazardous waste, Offences/penalties, Basic legislation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Pollution Control (Use of Sewage Sludge in Agriculture) Regulations, 2002 (P.I. 517/2002).

Legislation | Cyprus | 2002

Keyword: Pollution control, Fertilizers/nutrients, Soil pollution/quality

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on the limitation of hazardous substances and fertilizers in soil.

Legislation | Slovenia | 2005

Keyword: Farming, Soil pollution/quality, Fertilizers/nutrients, Soil conservation/soil improvement, Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Sewage Ordinance.

Legislation | Germany | 1992 (2006)

Keyword: Fertilizers/nutrients, Soil conservation/soil improvement, Soil pollution/quality, Erosion, Sewerage

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Legislative Decree No. 99 implementing Council Directive No. 86/278/EEC on the protection of the environment, and in particular of the soil, when sewage sludge is used in agriculture.

Legislation | Italy | 1992

Keyword: Pollution control, Soil pollution/quality, Authorization/permit, Agricultural land, Waste disposal, Fertilizers/nutrients

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Sewage Sludge Ordinance.

Legislation | Germany | 1992

Keyword: Ecological production/organic production, Soil conservation/soil improvement, Internal trade

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on the use of sewage sludge in agriculture.

Legislation | Slovenia | 2008

Keyword: Fertilizers/nutrients, Soil conservation/soil improvement, Erosion, Data collection/reporting

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree on conditions for the use of treated sludge on agricultural land.

Legislation | Czech Republic | 2016

Keyword: Soil conservation/soil improvement, Waste domestic sources, Soil pollution/quality, Hazardous substances, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Wastes Act.

Legislation | Poland | 2001 (2007) | Repealed

Keyword: Waste management, Waste prevention, Recycling/reuse, Policy/planning, Transport/storage

Source: FAO, FAOLEX