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Directive 2008/56/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 June 2008 establishing a framework for community action in the field of marine environmental policy (Marine Strategy Framework Directive) (Text with EEA relevance)

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. CHAPTER I GENERAL PROVISIONS

    1. Article 1.Subject matter

    2. Article 2.Scope

    3. Article 3.Definitions

    4. Article 4.Marine regions or subregions

    5. Article 5.Marine strategies

    6. Article 6.Regional cooperation

    7. Article 7.Competent authorities

  3. CHAPTER II MARINE STRATEGIES: PREPARATION

    1. Article 8.Assessment

    2. Article 9.Determination of good environmental status

    3. Article 10.Establishment of environmental targets

    4. Article 11.Monitoring programmes

    5. Article 12.Notifications and Commission’s assessment

  4. CHAPTER III MARINE STRATEGIES: PROGRAMMES OF MEASURES

    1. Article 13.Programmes of measures

    2. Article 14.Exceptions

    3. Article 15.Recommendations for Community action

    4. Article 16.Notifications and Commission’s assessment

  5. CHAPTER IV UPDATING, REPORTS AND PUBLIC INFORMATION

    1. Article 17.Updating

    2. Article 18.Interim reports

    3. Article 19.Public consultation and information

    4. Article 20.Commission reports

    5. Article 21.Progress report on protected areas

    6. Article 22.Community financing

    7. Article 23.Review of this Directive

  6. CHAPTER V FINAL PROVISIONS

    1. Article 24.Technical adaptations

    2. Article 25.Regulatory Committee

    3. Article 26.Transposition

    4. Article 27.Entry into force

    5. Article 28.Addressees

    1. ANNEX I

      Qualitative descriptors for determining good environmental status

      1. (1) Biological diversity is maintained. The quality and occurrence of habitats...

      2. (2) Non-indigenous species introduced by human activities are at levels that...

      3. (3) Populations of all commercially exploited fish and shellfish are within...

      4. (4) All elements of the marine food webs, to the extent...

      5. (5) Human-induced eutrophication is minimised, especially adverse effects thereof, such as...

      6. (6) Sea-floor integrity is at a level that ensures that the...

      7. (7) Permanent alteration of hydrographical conditions does not adversely affect marine...

      8. (8) Concentrations of contaminants are at levels not giving rise to...

      9. (9) Contaminants in fish and other seafood for human consumption do...

      10. (10) Properties and quantities of marine litter do not cause harm...

      11. (11) Introduction of energy, including underwater noise, is at levels that...

      12. To determine the characteristics of good environmental status in a...

    2. ANNEX II

      Competent authorities

      1. (1) Name and address of the competent authority or authorities —...

      2. (2) Legal status of the competent authority or authorities — a...

      3. (3) Responsibilities — a brief description of the legal and administrative...

      4. (4) Membership — when the competent authority or authorities acts as...

      5. (5) Regional or subregional coordination — a summary is required of...

    3. ANNEX III

      Indicative lists of ecosystem elements, anthropogenic pressures and human activities relevant to the marine waters

      1. Table 1 Structure, functions and processes of marine ecosystems with...

      2. Notes related to Table 1

        1. Note 1: An indicative list of relevant parameters and characteristics for species,...

        2. Note 2: The numbers in this column refer to the respective numbered...

        3. Note 3: Only the state-based qualitative descriptors (1), (3), (4) and (6)...

        4. Note 4: These species groups are further specified in Part II of...

        5. Note 5: These broad habitat types are further specified in Part II...

      3. Notes related to Table 2

        1. Note 1: Assessments of pressures should address their levels in the marine...

        2. Note 2: The numbers in this column refer to the respective numbered...

        3. Note 3: Only pressure-based qualitative descriptors (2), (3), (5), (6), (7), (8),...

    4. ANNEX IV

      Indicative list of characteristics to be taken into account for setting environmental targets

      1. (1) Adequate coverage of the elements characterising marine waters under the...

      2. (2) Need to set (a) targets establishing desired conditions based on...

      3. (3) Specification of environmental status to be achieved or maintained and...

      4. (4) Consistency of the set of targets; absence of conflicts between...

      5. (5) Specification of the resources needed for the achievement of targets....

      6. (6) Formulation of targets, including possible interim targets, with a timescale...

      7. (7) Specification of indicators intended to monitor progress and guide management...

      8. (8) Where appropriate, specification of reference points (target and limit reference...

      9. (9) Due consideration of social and economic concerns in the setting...

      10. (10) Examination of the set of environmental targets, associated indicators and...

      11. (11) Compatibility of targets with objectives to which the Community and...

      12. (12) When the set of targets and indicators has been assembled,...

    5. ANNEX V

      Monitoring programmes

      1. (1) Need to provide information for an assessment of the environmental...

      2. (2) Need to ensure the generation of information enabling the identification...

      3. (3) Need to ensure the generation of information allowing the assessment...

      4. (4) Need to include activities to identify the cause of the...

      5. (5) Need to provide information on chemical contaminants in species for...

      6. (6) Need to include activities to confirm that the corrective measures...

      7. (7) Need to aggregate the information on the basis of marine...

      8. (8) Need to ensure comparability of assessment approaches and methods within...

      9. (9) Need to develop technical specifications and standardised methods for monitoring...

      10. (10) Need to ensure, as far as possible, compatibility with existing...

      11. (11) Need to include, as part of the initial assessment provided...

      12. (12) Need to address, as part of the initial assessment provided...

    6. ANNEX VI

      Programmes of measures

      1. (1) Input controls: management measures that influence the amount of a...

      2. (2) Output controls: management measures that influence the degree of perturbation...

      3. (3) Spatial and temporal distribution controls: management measures that influence where...

      4. (4) Management coordination measures: tools to ensure that management is coordinated....

      5. (5) Measures to improve the traceability, where feasible, of marine pollution....

      6. (6) Economic incentives: management measures which make it in the economic...

      7. (7) Mitigation and remediation tools: management tools which guide human activities...

      8. (8) Communication, stakeholder involvement and raising public awareness.

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