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Decree No. 220 of 2004 (VII. 21.) Korm. of the Government providing rules on the protection of surface waters quality.

Country/Territory
Hungary
Document type
Regulation
Date
2004
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Water, Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Offences/penalties Hazardous substances Data collection/reporting Effluent waste water/discharge Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution Surface water Authorization/permit Inspection Sewerage Environmental standards Pollution control
Geographical area
Eastern Europe, Europe, EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA, European Union Countries
Entry into force notes
The latest consolidated text of the Decree entered into force on 1 January 2014.
Abstract

The purpose of this Decree is the maintenance of safe water use, the protection of human health and the environment, the prevention and reduction of pollution. Therefore, this Decree provides rules for the conservation and improvement surface waters quality, the achievement and maintenance of good water conditions, and ensuring the necessary conditions for the survival of aquatic, wetland and waterside habitats and living organisms. This Decree contains general rules on the protection of surface waters’ quality, on the obligations of the emitters, and on the emission of waste waters in Articles 4-9. The Decree establishes that different standards for different technologies, for territorial categories and for catchments areas shall be determined in separate rules. The norms on the determination of emission limits by the water management authority and special rules regarding common sewage disposal and treatment are set out also. Articles 16-18. deal with the authorization of waste water emission. Inspection and control of emissions, data reporting where self-inspection is prescribed, penalties and other sanctions are regulated as well in this Decree. Annex 1 lists substances which are dangerous for surface waters. Annex 2 determines the method of calculation of the waste water emission penalty and the amount of water protection penalty.

Full text
Hungarian
Website
njt.hu

References - Legislation

Implements

Council Directive 96/61/EC concerning integrated pollution prevention and control

Legislation | 1996

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Authorization/permit, Data collection/reporting, Access-to-information, Noise pollution, Basic legislation, Hazardous substances, Soil pollution/quality, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Council Directive 91/271/EEC concerning urban waste water treatment.

Legislation | 1991

Keyword: Pollution control, Effluent waste water/discharge, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Surface water, Waste domestic sources, Waste non-domestic sources, Basin/catchment/watershed

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy.

Legislation | 2000

Keyword: Freshwater resources management, Marine pollution, Potable water, Toxicity/poisoning, Food quality control/food safety, Basic legislation, Pollution control, Effluent waste water/discharge, Hazardous substances, Data collection/reporting, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Surface water, Groundwater, Water quality standards, Water conservation zone, Registration, River basin institution, Institution, Basin/catchment/watershed, Right to water, Transboundary effects, International relations/cooperation, Sustainable development, Sustainable use, Pesticides, Human rights

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2004/35/CE of the European Parliament and of the Council on environmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage.

Legislation | 2004

Keyword: Polluter pays principle, Liability/compensation, Protection of habitats, Data collection/reporting, Sustainable use, Ecosystem preservation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation (EC) No. 166/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the establishment of a European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register and amending Council Directives 91/689/EEC and 96/61/EC.

Legislation | 2006

Keyword: Access-to-information, Air quality/air pollution, Emissions, Pollution control, Hazardous substances, Effluent waste water/discharge, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2008/105/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on environmental quality standards in the field of water policy, amending and subsequently repealing Council Directives 82/176/EEC, 83/513/EEC, 84/156/EEC, 84/491/EEC, 86/280/EEC and amending Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council.

Legislation | 2008

Keyword: Marine pollution, Potable water, Toxicity/poisoning, Food quality control/food safety, Pollution control, Effluent waste water/discharge, Hazardous substances, Water quality standards, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Surface water, Pesticides

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2006/11/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on pollution caused by certain dangerous substances discharged into the aquatic environment of the Community (Codified version).

Legislation | 2006

Keyword: Marine pollution, Pollution control, Effluent waste water/discharge, Hazardous substances, Authorization/permit, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Surface water, Water quality standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act No. LVII of 1995 on water management.

Legislation | Hungary | 1995

Keyword: Framework law, Basic legislation, Freshwater resources management, Concession, Water rights, Institution, Non-governmental entity, Surface water, Groundwater, Effluent waste water/discharge, Waterworks, Water supply, Sewerage, Flood, Potable water, Access-to-information, Servitude, Thermal and medicinal waters, Bed, Bank, Data collection/reporting, Pollution control, Water abstraction, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act No. LIII of 1995 on the General Rules of Environmental Protection.

Legislation | Hungary | 1995

Keyword: Framework law, Environmental planning, EIA, Institution, Access-to-information, Soil conservation/soil improvement, Special fund, Basic legislation, Offences/penalties, Waste management, Radiation, Noise pollution, Ecosystem preservation, Precautionary principle, Liability/compensation, Education, Research, Data collection/reporting, Enforcement/compliance, Pollution control, Polluter pays principle, Sustainable development, Sustainable use

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repeals

Decree No. 203 of 2001 of the Government on certain rules of protection of surface waters' quality.

Legislation | Hungary | 2001

Keyword: Offences/penalties, Hazardous substances, Data collection/reporting, Effluent waste water/discharge, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Surface water, Authorization/permit, Inspection, Sewerage, Environmental standards, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 204 of 2001 of the Government on sewerage system penalty.

Legislation | Hungary | 2001

Keyword: Pollution control, Offences/penalties, Effluent waste water/discharge, Sewerage, Inspection, Hazardous waste, Hazardous substances, Waste prevention, Waste domestic sources, Waste non-domestic sources, Environmental standards, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 3 of 1984 of the National Water Management Office on waste water penalty.

Legislation | Hungary | 1984

Keyword: Hazardous substances, Offences/penalties, Pollution control, Effluent waste water/discharge, Inspection, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Environmental standards, Classification/declassification, Surface water

Source: FAO, FAOLEX