Legislative instrument details: Environmental Quality Standards Directive

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
CELEX reference 32008L0105
Identification number 2008/105/EC
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 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.