Legislative instrument details: Environmental Quality Standards Directive

Classification
Legal name Directive 2008/105/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008, as amended by Directive 2013/39/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council, 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
CELEX reference 02008L0105-20130913
Identification number 2013/39/EU
Issued by European Parliament and Council
URL to issuer http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/wa...
Parent legislative instrument Water Framework Directive (consolidated)
Valid from 13/01/2009
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.
Reporting framework
Reporting obligations
DG Env review of reporting theme Water
Geographic scope European Union
Comments Environmental Quality Standards Directive (EQSD) is Daughter Directive of the Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC.

The 2008 EQSD (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) was ammended in 2013.

The 2013 EQSD (Directive 2013/39/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 August 2013
amending Directives 2000/60/EC and 2008/105/EC as regards priority substances in the field of water policy) entered in force in 13 September 2013.