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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.

Country/Territory
European Union
Document type
Legislation
Date
2008
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Food & nutrition, Sea, Water, Environment gen.
Keyword
Marine pollution Potable water Toxicity/poisoning Pollution control Effluent waste water/discharge Hazardous substances Water quality standards Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution Surface water
Geographical area
Eastern Europe, Europe, European Union Countries, Northern Europe
Abstract

This Directive lays down environmental quality standards (EQS) for priority substances and certain other pollutants as provided for in Article 16 of Directive 2000/60/EC. The aim is to achieve good surface water chemical, in accordance with the objectives specified in article 4 of the Directive above-mentioned.

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References - Legislation

Amends

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 | European Union | 2000

Keyword: 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, Transboundary effects, International relations/cooperation, Sustainable development, Sustainable use

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repeals

Council Directive 84/491/EEC on limit values and quality objectives for discharges of hexachlorocyclohexane.

Legislation | European Union | 1984 | Repealed

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

Council Directive 83/513/EEC on limit values and quality objectives for cadmium discharges.

Legislation | European Union | 1983 | Repealed

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Council Directive 84/156/EEC on limit values and quality objectives for mercury discharges by sectors other than the chlor-alkali electrolysis industry.

Legislation | European Union | 1984 | Repealed

Keyword: Marine pollution, Pollution control, Effluent waste water/discharge, Hazardous substances, Monitoring, Waste domestic sources, Transboundary effects, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Surface water

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Council Directive 86/280/EEC on limit values and quality objectives for discharges of certain dangerous substances included in List I of the Annex to Directive 76/464/EEC.

Legislation | European Union | 1986 | Repealed

Keyword: Marine pollution, Pollution control, Effluent waste water/discharge, Hazardous substances, Monitoring, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Surface water

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Council Directive 82/176/EEC on limit values and quality objectives for mercury discharges by the chlor-alkali electrolysis industry.

Legislation | European Union | 1982 | Repealed

Keyword: Marine pollution, Pollution control, Effluent waste water/discharge, Hazardous substances, Waste domestic sources, Monitoring, Transboundary effects, Surface water, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Water quality standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Ordinance establishing environmental quality standards in the field of water policy.

Legislation | Slovakia | 2010 | Repealed

Keyword: Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Surface water, Effluent waste water/discharge, Hazardous substances

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Arrêté du Gouvernement de la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale établissant des normes de qualité environnementale, des normes de qualité de base et des normes chimiques pour les eaux de surface contre la pollution causée par certaines substances dangereuses et autres polluants.

Legislation | Belgium | 2011

Keyword: Pollution control, Water abstraction, Surface water, Hazardous substances, Inspection, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Water quality standards, Institution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree on the method of assessment of the status of surface water bodies, method of assessing the ecological potential of heavily modified and artificial bodies of surface water and the details on the program of the assessment of surface water.

Legislation | Czech Republic | 2011

Keyword: Surface water, Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Water quality standards, Monitoring, Basin/catchment/watershed

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Environment (Groundwater and Priority Substances) (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (S.S.I. No. 420 of 2009).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2009 | Repealed

Keyword: Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Groundwater, Data collection/reporting, Effluent waste water/discharge, Institution, Authorization/permit, Hazardous substances, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Ordinance on environmental quality standards in the field of water policy.

Legislation | Slovakia | 2015

Keyword: Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Surface water, Effluent waste water/discharge, Hazardous substances

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Real Decreto Nº 817/2015 - Criterios de seguimiento y evaluación del estado de las aguas superficiales y normas de calidad ambiental.

Legislation | Spain | 2015

Keyword: Pollution control, Effluent waste water/discharge, Water quality standards, Surface water, Groundwater, Hazardous substances, Hazardous waste, Waste disposal, Standards, Environmental audit, Ecosystem preservation, Access-to-information, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/840 establishing a watch list of substances for Union-wide monitoring in the field of water policy pursuant to Directive 2008/105/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/495.

Legislation | European Union | 2018

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003 (Modification of Part 1) Regulations 2015 (S.S.I. No. 270 of 2015).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2015

Keyword: Freshwater resources management, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Authorization/permit, EIA, Potable water, Groundwater, Water abstraction, Monitoring, Sustainable development

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation establishing way of classifying the state of uniform parts of surface waters and environmental quality standards for priority substances.

Legislation | Poland | 2014

Keyword: Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Surface water, Water conservation zone, Data collection/reporting, Classification/declassification, Standards, Water quality standards, Basin/catchment/watershed

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 1398 establishing environmental objectives for rivers, lakes, transitional waters, coastal waters and groundwater.

Legislation | Denmark | 2014

Keyword: Surface water, Groundwater, Water quality standards, Environmental planning, Environmental standards, Classification/declassification, Standards, Inspection, Basin/catchment/watershed

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Communities Environmental Objectives (Surface Waters) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 272 of 2009).

Legislation | Ireland | 2009

Keyword: Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Surface water, Hazardous substances, Effluent waste water/discharge, Monitoring, Protection of habitats

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 1401 on the content of river basin management planning.

Legislation | Denmark | 2014

Keyword: Pollution control, Surface water, Groundwater, Environmental planning, Environmental standards, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Policy/planning, Standards, Sustainable development, Basin/catchment/watershed

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 858 of 2004 on Characterisation of the Types, Classification, Quality Criteria of Surface Water Bodies and the Procedures for Determination of Anthropogenic Loads

Legislation | Latvia | 2004 (2009)

Keyword: Surface water, Classification/declassification, Water quality standards, Pollution control, Effluent waste water/discharge, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Protection of environment, Environmental standards, Ecofriendly products/ecofriendly processes, Waterworks

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Management Regulation No. 1446.

Legislation | Norway | 2006

Keyword: Pollution control, Water quality standards, Surface water, Groundwater, Hazardous substances, Policy/planning, Classification/declassification, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Framework Directive (Classification, Priority Substances and Shellfish Waters) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 (S.R. No. 351 of 2015).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2015

Keyword: Marine pollution, Inland waters, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Classification/declassification, Standards, Monitoring, Environmental planning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on indicators and values of acceptable pollution of surface waters and waste waters, on permits to discharge waste waters into surface water and sewerage, and on sensitive areas.

Legislation | Czech Republic | 2015

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree on the emission of substances and heat in the discharge of waste water into waters and public sewage system.

Legislation | Slovenia | 2012

Keyword: Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Groundwater, Water quality standards, Effluent waste water/discharge

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Law No. 272 “On water”.

Legislation | Moldova, Republic of | 2011 (2014)

Keyword: Framework law, Basic legislation, Surface water, Groundwater, Water abstraction, Water supply, Water rights, Water shortage/drought, Effluent waste water/discharge, Waterworks

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 34 of 2002 on Discharge of Polluting Substances into Water

Legislation | Latvia | 2002 (2013)

Keyword: Waste disposal, Water charges, Pollution control, Waste domestic sources, Water conservation zone, Monitoring, Access-to-information, Surface water

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Surface Water Protection Ordinance.

Legislation | Germany | 2016

Keyword: Surface water, Potable water, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Waterworks, Freshwater resources management, Classification/declassification, Monitoring, Inspection, Sustainable development, Sustainable use, Enforcement/compliance

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Framework Directive (Priority Substances and Classification) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 (S.R. No. 10 of 2011).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2011 | Repealed

Keyword: Marine pollution, Inland waters, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Classification/declassification, Standards, Monitoring, Environmental planning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree-Law No. 103/2010 on pollution reduction.

Legislation | Portugal | 2010

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 439 on environmental objectives for rivers, lakes, groundwater, transit and coastal waters.

Legislation | Denmark | 2016

Keyword: Water quality standards, Standards, Groundwater, Surface water, Classification/declassification, Pollution control, Policy/planning, Basin/catchment/watershed, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Inland waters

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Surface Waters Ordinance.

Legislation | Germany | 2011 | Repealed

Keyword: Surface water, Potable water, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Waterworks, Freshwater resources management, Classification/declassification

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation amending the Regulation on monitoring of the state of surface water.

Legislation | Slovenia | 2011

Keyword: Surface water, Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Water quality standards, Registration, Data collection/reporting, Basin/catchment/watershed

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 1400 on (water) basis analysis.

Legislation | Denmark | 2014

Keyword: Pollution control, Surface water, Groundwater, Hazardous substances, Monitoring, Classification/declassification, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Basin/catchment/watershed

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 92 of 2004 on Requirements for the Monitoring of Surface Water, Groundwater and Protected Areas and the Development of Monitoring Programmes

Legislation | Latvia | 2004 (2012)

Keyword: Water quality standards, Monitoring, Surface water, Groundwater, Protected area, Policy/planning, Environmental standards, Procedural matters, Water conservation zone, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 1434 on monitoring of surface water, groundwater, protected areas and natural surveillance in international nature conservation areas.

Legislation | Denmark | 2009 | Repealed

Keyword: Environmental audit, Pollution control, Water conservation zone, Ecosystem preservation, Protection of habitats, Protected area, Monitoring, Surface water, Groundwater, Standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 1399 on monitoring of surface water, groundwater, protected areas and natural surveillance in international nature conservation areas.

Legislation | Denmark | 2014

Keyword: Monitoring, Environmental audit, Pollution control, Water conservation zone, Ecosystem preservation, Protection of habitats, Protected area, Surface water, Groundwater, Standards, Basin/catchment/watershed

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

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

Legislation | Hungary | 2004 (2014)

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/495 establishing a watch list of substances for Union-wide monitoring in the field of water policy pursuant to Directive 2008/105/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council.

Legislation | European Union | 2015

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree (2010:1341) relative to protection of the marine environment.

Legislation | Sweden | 2010

Keyword: Marine pollution, Management/conservation, Ecosystem preservation, Pollution control, Environmental planning, Environmental standards, EIA, Institution, Monitoring, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree on the emission of substances in the discharge of waste water from washing and dry cleaning of textiles.

Legislation | Slovenia | 2011

Keyword: Pollution control, Effluent waste water/discharge, Hazardous substances, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Surface water, Water quality standards, Waste non-domestic sources

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 10 of 2010 (VIII. 18.) VM of the Ministry of Rural Development providing limit values for water pollutants in surface waters and rules of application.

Legislation | Hungary | 2010 (2013)

Keyword: Surface water, Water quality standards, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act on Water Planning (No. 126 of 2017).

Legislation | Denmark | 2013 (2017)

Keyword: Environmental planning, Groundwater, Surface water, Protected area, Ecosystem preservation, Basic legislation, Policy/planning, Water shortage/drought, Flood

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Directive 2013/39/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directives 2000/60/EC and 2008/105/EC as regards priority substances in the field of water policy.

Legislation | European Union | 2013

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX