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Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Article 1.Purpose

  3. Article 2.Definitions

  4. Article 3.Coordination of administrative arrangements within river basin districts

  5. Article 4.Environmental objectives

  6. Article 5.Characteristics of the river basin district, review of the environmental impact of human activity and economic analysis of water use

  7. Article 6.Register of protected areas

  8. Article 7.Waters used for the abstraction of drinking water

  9. Article 8.Monitoring of surface water status, groundwater status and protected areas

  10. Article 9.Recovery of costs for water services

  11. Article 10.The combined approach for point and diffuse sources

  12. Article 11.Programme of measures

  13. Article 12.Issues which can not be dealt with at Member State level

  14. Article 13.River basin management plans

  15. Article 14.Public information and consultation

  16. Article 15.Reporting

  17. Article 16.Strategies against pollution of water

  18. Article 17.Strategies to prevent and control pollution of groundwater

  19. Article 18.Commission report

  20. Article 19.Plans for future Community measures

  21. Article 20. Technical adaptations to the Directive

  22. Article 21. Committee procedure

  23. Article 22.Repeals and transitional provisions

  24. Article 23.Penalties

  25. Article 24.Implementation

  26. Article 25.Entry into force

  27. Article 26.Addressees

    1. ANNEX I

      INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR THE LIST OF COMPETENT AUTHORITIES

      1. As required under Article 3(8), the Member States shall provide...

      2. Name and address of the competent authority — the official...

    2. ANNEX II

      1. 1 SURFACE WATERS

        1. 1.1. Characterisation of surface water body types

        2. 1.2. Ecoregions and surface water body types

          1. 1.2.1. Rivers

          2. 1.2.2. Lakes

          3. 1.2.3. Transitional Waters

          4. 1.2.4. Coastal Waters

        3. 1.3. Establishment of type-specific reference conditions for surface water body types...

        4. 1.4. Identification of Pressures

        5. 1.5. Assessment of Impact

      2. 2. GROUNDWATERS

        1. 2.1. Initial characterisation

        2. 2.2. Further characterisation

        3. 2.3. Review of the impact of human activity on groundwaters

        4. 2.4. Review of the impact of changes in groundwater levels

        5. 2.5. Review of the impact of pollution on groundwater quality

    3. ANNEX III

      ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

      1. The economic analysis shall contain enough information in sufficient detail...

      2. make the relevant calculations necessary for taking into account under...

    4. ANNEX IV

      PROTECTED AREAS

      1. 1. The register of protected areas required under Article 6 shall...

      2. 2. The summary of the register required as part of the...

    5. ANNEX V

      1. 1. SURFACE WATER STATUS

        1. 1.1. Quality elements for the classification of ecological status

          1. 1.1.1. Rivers

            1. Biological elements

            2. Hydromorphological elements supporting the biological elements

            3. Chemical and physico-chemical elements supporting the biological elements

          2. 1.1.2. Lakes

            1. Biological elements

            2. Hydromorphological elements supporting the biological elements

            3. Chemical and physico-chemical elements supporting the biological elements

          3. 1.1.3. Transitional waters

            1. Biological elements

            2. Hydro-morphological elements supporting the biological elements

            3. Chemical and physico-chemical elements supporting the biological elements

          4. 1.1.4. Coastal waters

            1. Biological elements

            2. Hydromorphological elements supporting the biological elements

            3. Chemical and physico-chemical elements supporting the biological elements

          5. 1.1.5. Artificial and heavily modified surface water bodies

        2. 1.2. Normative definitions of ecological status classifications

          1. Table 1.2. General definition for rivers, lakes, transitional waters and coastal waters...

          2. 1.2.1. Definitions for high, good and moderate ecological status in rivers...

          3. 1.2.2. Definitions for high, good and moderate ecological status in lakes...

          4. 1.2.3. Definitions for high, good and moderate ecological status in transitional...

          5. 1.2.4. Definitions for high, good and moderate ecological status in coastal...

          6. 1.2.5. Definitions for maximum, good and moderate ecological potential for heavily...

          7. 1.2.6. Procedure for the setting of chemical quality standards by Member...

            1. Setting the environmental quality standard

        3. 1.3. Monitoring of ecological status and chemical status for surface waters...

          1. 1.3.1. Design of surveillance monitoring

            1. Objective

            2. Selection of monitoring points

            3. Selection of quality elements

          2. 1.3.2. Design of operational monitoring

            1. Selection of monitoring sites

            2. Selection of quality elements

          3. 1.3.3. Design of investigative monitoring

            1. Objective

          4. 1.3.4. Frequency of monitoring

          5. 1.3.5. Additional monitoring requirements for protected areas

            1. Drinking water abstraction points

            2. Habitat and species protection areas

          6. 1.3.6. Standards for monitoring of quality elements

            1. Standards for sampling of biological quality elements

            2. Standards for phytoplankton

            3. Standards for macrophyte and phytobenthos

            4. Standards for benthic invertebrate

            5. Standards for fish

            6. Standards for hydromorphological parameters

            7. Standards for physico-chemical parameters

        4. 1.4. Classification and presentation of ecological status

          1. 1.4.1. Comparability of biological monitoring results

          2. 1.4.2. Presentation of monitoring results and classification of ecological status and...

          3. 1.4.3. Presentation of monitoring results and classification of chemical status

      2. 2. GROUNDWATER

        1. 2.1. Groundwater quantitative status

          1. 2.1.1. Parameter for the classification of quantitative status

          2. 2.1.2. Definition of quantitative status

        2. 2.2. Monitoring of groundwater quantitative status

          1. 2.2.1. Groundwater level monitoring network

          2. 2.2.2. Density of monitoring sites

          3. 2.2.3. Monitoring frequency

          4. 2.2.4. Interpretation and presentation of groundwater quantitative status

        3. 2.3. Groundwater chemical status

          1. 2.3.1. Parameters for the determination of groundwater chemical status

          2. 2.3.2. Definition of good groundwater chemical status

        4. 2.4. Monitoring of groundwater chemical status

          1. 2.4.1. Groundwater monitoring network

          2. 2.4.2. Surveillance monitoring

            1. Objective

            2. Selection of monitoring sites

            3. Selection of parameters

          3. 2.4.3. Operational monitoring

            1. Objective

            2. Selection of monitoring sites

            3. Frequency of monitoring

          4. 2.4.4. Identification of trends in pollutants

          5. 2.4.5. Interpretation and presentation of groundwater chemical status

        5. 2.5. Presentation of Groundwater Status

    6. ANNEX VI

      LISTS OF MEASURES TO BE INCLUDED WITHIN THE PROGRAMMES OF MEASURES

      1. PART A

      2. PART B

    7. ANNEX VII

      RIVER BASIN MANAGEMENT PLANS

      1. A. River basin management plans shall cover the following elements:

        1. 1. a general description of the characteristics of the river basin...

          1. 1.1. for surface waters:

          2. 1.2. for groundwaters:

        2. 2. a summary of significant pressures and impact of human activity...

        3. 3. identification and mapping of protected areas as required by Article...

        4. 4. a map of the monitoring networks established for the purposes...

          1. 4.1. surface water (ecological and chemical);

          2. 4.2. groundwater (chemical and quantitative);

          3. 4.3. protected areas;

        5. 5. a list of the environmental objectives established under Article 4...

        6. 6. a summary of the economic analysis of water use as...

        7. 7. a summary of the programme or programmes of measures adopted...

          1. 7.1. a summary of the measures required to implement Community legislation...

          2. 7.2. a report on the practical steps and measures taken to...

          3. 7.3. a summary of the measures taken to meet the requirements...

          4. 7.4. a summary of the controls on abstraction and impoundment of...

          5. 7.5. a summary of the controls adopted for point source discharges...

          6. 7.6. an identification of the cases where direct discharges to groundwater...

          7. 7.7. a summary of the measures taken in accordance with Article...

          8. 7.8. a summary of the measures taken to prevent or reduce...

          9. 7.9. a summary of the measures taken under Article 11(5) for...

          10. 7.10. details of the supplementary measures identified as necessary in order...

          11. 7.11. details of the measures taken to avoid increase in pollution...

        8. 8. a register of any more detailed programmes and management plans...

        9. 9. a summary of the public information and consultation measures taken,...

        10. 10. a list of competent authorities in accordance with Annex I;...

        11. 11. the contact points and procedures for obtaining the background documentation...

      2. B. The first update of the river basin management plan and...

        1. 1. a summary of any changes or updates since the publication...

        2. 2. an assessment of the progress made towards the achievement of...

        3. 3. a summary of, and an explanation for, any measures foreseen...

        4. 4. a summary of any additional interim measures adopted under Article...

    8. ANNEX VIII

      INDICATIVE LIST OF THE MAIN POLLUTANTS

      1. 1. Organohalogen compounds and substances which may form such compounds in...

      2. 2. Organophosphorous compounds.

      3. 3. Organotin compounds.

      4. 4. Substances and preparations, or the breakdown products of such, which...

      5. 5. Persistent hydrocarbons and persistent and bioaccumulable organic toxic substances.

      6. 6. Cyanides.

      7. 7. Metals and their compounds.

      8. 8. Arsenic and its compounds.

      9. 9. Biocides and plant protection products.

      10. 10. Materials in suspension.

      11. 11. Substances which contribute to eutrophication (in particular, nitrates and phosphates)....

      12. 12. Substances which have an unfavourable influence on the oxygen balance...

    9. ANNEX IX

      EMISSION LIMIT VALUES AND ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY STANDARDS

      1. The ‘limit values’ and ‘quality objectives’ established under the re...

      2. The Mercury Discharges Directive (82/176/EEC); The Cadmium Discharges Directive (83/513/EEC);...

    10. ANNEX X

    11. ANNEX XI

      1. MAP A System A: Ecoregions for rivers and lakes

      2. MAP B System A: Ecoregions for transitional waters and coastal waters

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