Legislative instrument details: GroundWater Directive dangerous substances (consolidated)

Classification
Legal name Council Directive 80/68/EEC of 17 December 1979 on the protection of groundwater against pollution caused by certain dangerous substances - Repealed by Directive 2000/60/EC establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy
Short name GroundWater Directive dangerous substances (consolidated)
CELEX reference 31980L0068
Identification number 80/68/EEC
Issued by Council of the European Union
URL to issuer http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/wa...
Parent legislative instrument
Valid from 20/02/1980
Abstract The purpose of this Directive is to prevent the pollution of groundwater by substances belonging to the families and groups of substances in lists I or II in the Annex.
Member States shall take the necessary steps to:
(a) prevent the introduction into groundwater of substances in list I ; and
(b) limit the introduction into groundwater of substances in list II so as to avoid pollution of this water by these substances.
By this Directive the protection of groundwater was taken out of Council Directive 76/464/EEC of 4 May 1976 on pollution caused by certain dangerous substances discharged into the aquatic environment of the Community.

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.
Reporting framework
Reporting obligations
DG Env review of reporting theme Water
Geographic scope European Union
Comments The questionnaire mentionned in the Article 16 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.

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Repealed by Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy, with effect from 22 December 2013.