|Legal name||Directive 2008/105/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on environmental quality standards in the field of water policy, amending and subsequently repealing Council Directives 82/176/EEC, 83/513/EEC, 84/156/EEC, 84/491/EEC, 86/280/EEC and amending Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council|
|Short name||Environmental Quality Standards Directive|
|Issued by||European Parliament and Council|
|URL to issuer||http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/wa...|
|Parent legislative instrument||Water Framework Directive (consolidated)|
|Abstract||This Directive lays down environmental quality standards (EQS) for priority substances and certain other pollutants as provided for in Article 16 of the Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC (WFD), with the aim of achieving good surface water chemical status and in accordance with the provisions and objectives of Article 4 of that Directive.|
|DG Env review of reporting theme||Water|
|Geographic scope||European Union|
Environmental Quality Standards Directive (EQSD) is Daughter Directive of the Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC.
The deadline for transposition of this Directive in Member States is 13/07/2010.
However, till then it is recommended that the reporting obligations to be done in accordance with the general requirements settled in Article 12(2) of the EQSD.