Legislative instrument details: Dangerous Substances Directive

Classification
Legal name Council Directive 76/464/EEC of 4 May 1976 on pollution caused by certain dangerous substances discharged into the aquatic environment of the Community - Repealed by Directive 2006/11/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 February 2006 on pollution caused by certain dangerous substances discharged into the aquatic environment of the Community (Codified version)
Short name Dangerous Substances Directive
CELEX reference 31976L0464
Identification number 76/464/EEC
Issued by Council of the European Union
URL to issuer http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/wa...
Parent legislative instrument
Related instrument(s) 2006/11/EC Dangerous Substances Directive (codified version)
Valid from 05/05/1976
Abstract Member States shall take the appropriate steps to eliminate pollution of the inland surface water, territorial waters, internal coastal waters and ground water by the dangerous substances in the families and groups of substances in List I of the Annex and to reduce pollution of the said waters by the dangerous substances in the families and groups of substances in List II of the Annex.
In order to reduce pollution of the waters referred to in Article 1 by the substances within List II, Member States shall establish programmes. Summaries of the programmes and the results of their implementation shall be communicated to the Commission.
The Council Directive 76/464/EEC 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 (EC) No 1882/2003 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.
-Directive 2000/60/EC of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy further amended by Decision No 2455/2001/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 November 2001 establishing the list of priority substances in the field of water policy.
It was repealed by Directive 2006/11/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 February 2006 on pollution caused by certain dangerous substances discharged into the aquatic environment of the Community.
Reporting framework
Reporting obligations
DG Env review of reporting theme Water
Geographic scope European Union
Comments Repealed and replaced by its codified version: Directive 2006/11/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 February 2006 on pollution caused by certain dangerous substances discharged into the aquatic environment of the Community (Codified version).
To be repealed by the Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC 13 years after its entry into force (2013), with the exception of Article 6 (list I substances), which was repealed (deleted) with effect from the entry into force of this Directive.
The questionnaire mentionned in the Article 13 of the Directive is outlined in the Commission Decision 92/446/EEC of 27 July 1992 (Celex N°31992D0446) amended by Decision 95/337/EC of 25 July 1995 (Celex N°31995D0337) concerning questionnaires relating to directives in the water sector.