|Legal name||Council Directive 80/68/EEC of 17 December 1979 on the protection of groundwater against pollution caused by certain dangerous substances as amended by Council Directive 91/692/EEC (further amended by Council Regulation 1882/2003/EC)|
|Short name||GroundWater Directive dangerous substances (consolidated)|
|CELEX reference||31980L0068 (31991L0692 (32003R1882))|
|Issued by||European Council|
|URL to issuer||http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/wa...|
|Parent legislative instrument|
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.
|DG Env review of reporting theme||Water|
|Geographic scope||European Union|
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.
To be repealed by the Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EEC 13 years after its entry into force (2013).