Legislative instrument details: Sewage Sludge Directive

Classification
Legal name Council Directive 86/278/EEC of 12 June 1986 on the protection of the environment, and in particular of the soil, when sewage sludge is used in agriculture.
Short name Sewage Sludge Directive
CELEX reference 31986L0278
Identification number 86/278/EEC
Issued by Council of the European Union
URL to issuer http://ec.europa.eu/environment/waste/sl...
Parent legislative instrument
Valid from 04/07/1986
Abstract The purpose of this Directive is to regulate the use of sewage sludge in agriculture in such a way as to prevent harmful effects on soil, vegetation, animals and man, thereby encouraging the correct use of such sewage sludge.
The Directive lays down limit values for concentrations of heavy metals in the soil, in sludge and for the maximum annual quantities of heavy metals which may be introduced into the soil. The Member States must take the measures necessary to ensure that these limit values are not exceeded through the use of sludge.
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 (CELEX No 31991L0692) 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.
- Regulation (EC) No 1882/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 September 2003 adapting to Council Decision 1999/468/EC 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 (CELEX No 32003R1882)
Reporting framework
Reporting obligations
DG Env review of reporting theme Waste and Resources
Geographic scope European Union
Comments Commission Decision 94/741/EC of 24 October 1994 concerning questionnaires for Member States reports on the implementation of certain Directives in the waste sector (implementation of Council Directive 91/692/EEC) shall be used when reporting on the implementation of the Directive. Relationships with framework provided by Directives 75/440/EEC and 80/68/EEC