Title: Proposal of the European Parliament and of the Council for a Directive on environmental quality standards in the field of water policy and amending Directive 2000/60/EC 
Resource Type: document --> regulations 
Country: European Union 
Year: 2006 
Availability: Brussels, 17.7.2006; COM(2006) 397 final; 2006/0129 (COD) 
Author 1/Producer: European Commission 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Publisher: Commission of the European Communities 
Publisher City: Rue de la Loi, Belgium, Brussels 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/water-dangersub/pdf/co ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
Size: (e.g. 20mb) 215 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->policy and regulatory
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Soil and groundwater processes overview
Diffuse pollution-->Regulation
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
Water and sanitation-->Water and sanitation Overview
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
Short description: Article 16 of the Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC (WFD) sets out a strategy for dealing with chemical pollution of water. As a first step of this strategy, a list of priority substances was adopted (Decision 2455/2001/EC) identifying 33 substances of priority concern at Community level. This proposal aims to ensure a high level of protection against risks to or via the aquatic environment stemming from these 33 priority substances and certain other pollutants by setting environmental quality standards (EQS). The necessary emission controls have been adopted in various Community acts over the past years. 
Link to News Items(s):   Draft Directive sets limits for 33 chemical pollutants prioritised under the Water Framework Directive
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 20/07/2006