Legislative instrument details: Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (consolidated)

Classification
Legal name Council Directive 91/271/EEC of 21 May 1991 concerning urban waste water treatment as amended by Commission Directive 98/15/EC and Regulations 1882/2003/EC and 1137/2008/EC
Short name Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (consolidated)
CELEX reference 31991L0271 (31998L0015, 32003R1882)
Identification number 91/271/EEC
Issued by Council of the European Union
URL to issuer http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/wa...
Parent legislative instrument
Related instrument(s) UWWT Directive derogation for Portugal
Valid from 19/06/1991
Abstract This Directive concerns the collection, treatment and discharge of urban waste water and the treatment and discharge of waste water from certain industrial sectors. The objective of the Directive is to protect the environment from the adverse effects of the abovementioned waste water discharges.
From 27/03/1998, the Directive 98/15/EC amends Table 2 of Annex I to Directive 91/271/EEC, that gave rise to problems of interpretation. It clarifies the requirements for discharges from urban waste water treatment plants to sensitive areas which are subject to eutrophication.
The Directive has been also 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.
-Regulation 1137/2008/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2008 adapting a number of instruments subject to the procedure laid down in Article 251 of the Treaty to Council Decision 1999/468/EC, with regard to the regulatory procedure with scrutiny — Adaptation to the regulatory procedure with scrutiny — Part One.
Reporting framework
Reporting obligations
DG Env review of reporting theme Water
Geographic scope European Union
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