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Directive 2006/113/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on the quality required of shellfish waters (codified version) (repealed)

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ANNEX IQUALITY OF SHELLFISH WATERS

Abbreviations:

G

=

guide

I

=

mandatory

ParameterGIReference methods of analysisMinimum sampling and measuring frequency
1.

pH

pH unit

7 — 9
  • Electrometry

    Measured in situ at the time of sampling

Quarterly
2.Temperature °CA discharge affecting shellfish waters must not cause the temperature of the waters to exceed by more than 2 °C the temperature of waters not so affected
  • Thermometry

    Measured in situ at the time of sampling

Quarterly
3.Coloration (after filtration) mg Pt/lA discharge affecting shellfish waters must not cause the colour of the waters after filtration to deviate by more than 10 mg Pt/l from the colour of waters not so affected
  • Filter through a 0·45 µm membrane

    Photometric method, using the platinum/cobalt scale

Quarterly
4.Suspended solids mg/lA discharge affecting shellfish waters must not cause the suspended solid content of the waters to exceed by more than 30 % the content of waters not so affected
  • Filtration through a 0·45 µm membrane, drying at 105 °C and weighing

  • Centrifuging (for at least five minutes, with mean acceleration 2 800 to 3 200 g), drying at 105 °C and weighing

Quarterly
5.Salinity ‰12 to 38 ‰

≤ 40 ‰

Discharge affecting shellfish waters must not cause their salinity to exceed by more than 10 % the salinity of waters not so affected

ConductimetryMonthly
6.

Dissolved oxygen

(Saturation %)

≥ 80 %

≥ 70 % (average value)

Should an individual measurement indicate a value lower than 70 %, measurements shall be repeated

An individual measurement may not indicate a value of less than 60 % unless there are no harmful consequences for the development of shellfish colonies

Winkler's method

Electrochemical method

Monthly, with a minimum of one sample representative of low oxygen conditions on the day of sampling. However, where major daily variations are suspected, a minimum of two samples in one day shall be taken
7.Petroleum hydrocarbons

Hydrocarbons must not be present in the shellfish water in such quantities as to:

  • produce a visible film on the surface of the water and/or a deposit on the shellfish,

  • have harmful effects on the shellfish

Visual examinationQuarterly
8.Organohalogenated substancesThe concentration of each substance in shellfish flesh must be so limited that it contributes, in accordance with Article 1, to the high quality of shellfish productsThe concentration of each substance in the shellfish water or in shellfish flesh must not reach or exceed a level which has harmful effects on the shellfish and larvaeGas chromatography after extraction with suitable solvents and purificationHalf-yearly
9. MetalsThe concentration of each substance in shellfish flesh must be so limited that it contributes in accordance with Article 1, to the high quality of shellfish products

The concentration of each substance in the shellfish water or in the shellfish flesh must not exceed a level which gives rise to harmful effects on the shellfish and their larvae

The synergic effects of these metals must be taken into consideration

Spectrometry of atomic absorption preceded, where appropriate, by concentration and/or extractionHalf-yearly
SilverAg
ArsenicAs
CadmiumCd
ChromiumCr
CopperCu
MercuryHg
NickelNi
LeadPb
ZincZn
mg/l
10.Faecal coliforms/100 ml≤ 300 in the shellfish flesh and intervalvular liquidMethod of dilution with fermentation in liquid substrates in at least three tubes in three dilutions. Subculturing of the positive tubes on a confirmation medium. Count according to MPN (most probable number). Incubation temperature 44 °C ± 0,5 °CQuarterly
11.Substances affecting the taste of the shellfishConcentration lower than that liable to impair the taste of the shellfishExamination of the shellfish by tasting where the presence of one of these substances is presumed
12.Saxitoxin (produced by dinoflagellates)

ANNEX II

PART ARepealed Directive with its amendment

Council Directive 79/923/EEC

(OJ L 281, 10.11.1979, p. 47)

Council Directive 91/692/EEC

(OJ L 377, 31.12.1991, p. 48)

Only Annex I, point (e)

PART BList of time-limits for transposition into national law(referred to in Article 16)

DirectiveTime-limit for transposition
79/923/EEC6 November 1981
91/692/EEC1 January 1993

ANNEX IIICORRELATION TABLE

Directive 79/923/EECThis Directive
Article 1Article 1
Article 2Article 2
Article 3Article 3
Article 4(1) and (2)Article 4(1)
Article 4(3)Article 4(2)
Article 5Article 5
Article 6(1), first subparagraph, introductory sentenceArticle 6(1), first subparagraph, introductory sentence
Article 6(1), first subparagraph, first indentArticle 6(1), first subparagraph, point (a)
Article 6(1), first subparagraph, second indentArticle 6(1), first subparagraph, point (b)
Article 6(1), first subparagraph, third indentArticle 6(1), first subparagraph, point (c)
Article 6(1), second subparagraphArticle 6(1), second subparagraph
Article 6(2)Article 6(2)
Article 7Article 7
Article 8Article 8
Article 9Article 9
Article 10Article 10
Article 11Article 11
Article 12Article 12
Article 13, first paragraph, introductory sentenceArticle 13(1), introductory sentence
Article 13, first paragraph, first indentArticle 13(1), point (a)
Article 13, first paragraph, second indentArticle 13(1), point (b)
Article 13, first paragraph, third indentArticle 13(1), point (c)
Article 13, second paragraphArticle 13(2)
Article 13, third paragraphArticle 13(3)
Article 14Article 14
Article 15(1)
Article 15(2)Article 15
Article 16
Article 17
Article 16Article 18
AnnexAnnex I
Annex II
Annex III

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