|Legal name||Council Directive 76/160/EEC of 8 December 1975 concerning the quality of bathing water as amended by Council Directive 91/692/EEC (further amended by Council Regulation 1882/2003/EC), and Council Regulation 807/2003/EC.|
|Short name||Bathing Water Directive (consolidated)|
|CELEX reference||31976L0160 (31991L0692 (32003R1882), 32003R0807)|
|Issued by||European Council|
|URL to issuer||http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/wa...|
|Parent legislative instrument|
The Directive concerns the quality of bathing water, with the exception of water intended for therapeutic purposes and water used in swimming pools. The physical, chemical and microbiological parameters applicable to bathing water are indicated in the Annex which forms an integral part of the Directive.
The Directive has been amended by:
-Directive 91/692/EEC of 23 December 1991 standardizing and rationalizing reports on the implementation of certain Directives relating to the environment further amended by Regulation 1882/2003/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 September 2003 adapting to Council Decision 1999/468/EC (Celex N°31999D0468) the provisions relating to committees which assist the Commission in the exercise of its implementing powers laid down in instruments subject to the procedure referred to in Article 251 of the EC Treaty.
-Council Regulation 807/2003/EC of 14 April 2003 adapting to Decision 1999/468/EC the provisions relating to committees which assist the Commission in the exercise of its implementing powers laid down in Council instruments adopted in accordance with the consultation procedure (unanimity).
|DG Env review of reporting theme||Water|
|Geographic scope||European Union|
The questionnaire mentionned in the Article 13 of the Directive is outlined in the Commission Decision 92/446/EEC of 27 July 1992 (Celex reference 31992D0446) amended by Decision 95/337/EC of 25 July 1995 (Celex reference 31995D0337) concerning questionnaires relating to directives in the water sector.
Directive 76/160/EEC will be repealed by the Directive 2006/7/EC with effect from eight years after its entry into force (i.e. on 31/12/2014). See for the new Bathing Water Directive http://rod.eionet.europa.eu/instruments/609