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Folder Legislation

The WFD relates to and overarches a wide variety of Community legislation, grouped hereafter according to:

  • Directives containing measures included in the programme of measures
  • Directives that establish emission limit values and environmental quality standards
  • other relevant Directives
  • council decisions and regulations

Legislation that will be repealed by December 2007 is marked '*'. Legislation that will be repealed by December 2013 is marked '**'.
 

Links to legislation

Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC)
Priority Substances Decision (2455/2001/EC)


Directives containing measures included in the programme of measures (annex VI, Part A) 


Bathing Water Directive (76/160/EEC)
Birds Directive (79/409/EEC) amended in Directive (97/49/EC)
Drinking Water Directive (80/778/EEC as amended by Directive 98/83/EEC)
Environment Impact Assessment Directive (85/337/EEC)
Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC)
Integrated Pollution Prevention Control Directive (96/61/EC) amended by Directive (98/15/EC)
Major Accidents Directive (96/82/EC)
Nitrates Directive (91/676/EEC)
Plant Protection Products Directive (91/1414/EEC) amended by Directive (98/47/EEC)
Sewage Sludge Directive (86/278/EEC)
Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive (91/271/EEC) amended in directive (98/47/EC)


Directives that establish emission limit values and environmental qulaity standards (Annex IX)

Cadium Discharge Directive (83/513/EEC)
Dangerous Substances Directive (76/464/EEC) **
Dangerous Substance Discharges Directive (86/280/EEC)
Hexachlorocyclohexane Discharge Directive (84/491/EEC)
Mercury Directive (84/156/EEC)
Mercury Discharges Directive (82/176/EEC)


Other related directives

Directive (79/869/EEC) concerning the methods of measurement and frequencies of sampling and analysis of surface water intended for the abstraction of drinking water *
Exchange of Information Directive (77/795/EEC) *
Fish Life Directive (78/659/EEC) *
Groundwater Directive (80/68/EEC) **
Shellfish Waters Directive (79/923/EEC) amended by Directive (91/692/EEC)**
Surface Water Abstraction Directive (75/440/EEC)*


Council Decisions and regulations

Technical guidance document in support of Commission Directive (93/67/EEC)