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The Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

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3.—(1) In regulation 2(1)—

(a)omit the definition of “the Assembly”;

(b)for the definition of “the Directive”, substitute—

“the Directive” means Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23rd October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy(1);;

(c)in the definition of “environmental objectives”, after “(waters used for the abstraction of drinking water)”, insert “, and the EQS Directive”;

(d)in the definition of “public body”, for “or the Assembly” substitute “, the Welsh Ministers, the First Minister for Wales or the Counsel General to the Welsh Government”;

(e)insert each of the following in the appropriate place—

“the EQS Directive” means Directive 2008/105/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on environmental quality standards in the field of water policy(2);;

“existing obligations” means the obligations (on environmental quality standards in the field of water policy) under Directive 2008/105/EC (“the original Directive”) before it was amended by Directive 2013/39/EU including, in particular, the achievement of good surface water chemical status in relation to the substances and the associated environmental quality standards listed in the original Directive;;

“the table of priority substances” means the table in Part A of Annex I to the EQS Directive;.

(2) In regulation 2(1B)—

(a)in the opening words and in paragraphs (a) and (b), omit each “and each of its principal regional offices”; and

(b)in paragraph (c), omit “and each of their principal regional offices”.

(1)

OJ No L 327, 22.12.2000, p1, as last amended by Commission Directive 2014/101/EU (OJ No L 311, 31.10.2014, p32). The effect of section 20A of the Interpretation Act 1978 (c.30) is that the updated reference to Directive 2000/60/EC is to that Directive as last amended by Commission Directive 2014/101/EU.

(2)

OJ No L 348, 24.12.2008, p84, as last amended by Directive 2013/39/EU (OJ No L 226, 24.8.2013, p1).

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