Reporting obligation for: UWWT Directive - Article 15 - implementation

Title UWWT Directive - Article 15 - implementation
Description EC Water Reporting Obligation

Under article 15(4), discharges from urban waste water treatment plants have to be monitored to verify compliance with the emission control standards.

Member States and Commission have jointly developed technical specifications for such reporting within WISE (Water Reporting System for Europe).

Delivery process or content of this obligation overlaps with another reporting obligation (http://rod.eionet.europa.eu/obligations/645). See also under "Extra information".
Reporting under this obligation is used for EEA Core set of indicators
Legislative instrument title UWWT Directive (consolidated)
Reporting dates and guidelines
National reporting coordinators Environment Attach├ęs of Permanent Representations
National reporting contacts Authorised WISE data providers for UWWTD (To be updated before each reporting exercise) http://forum.eionet.europa.eu/x_wise-reporting/library/treatment_directive/uwwtd-data-request-2013/authorised-wise-data-providers-uwwtd
Reporting frequency Every 24 months
Next report due 02/06/2014
Date comments Date for reporting deadline is 6 months within receipt of a request by the Commission. The next (8th) request by the Commission for reporting monitoring data (Q-2013) to be issued on 02/12/2013. 
Report to European Commission, Directorate General Environment
Other clients using this reporting
Reporting guidelines How to use Reportnet for reporting under the Urban Waste Water treatment Directive (271/1991/EEC)  
Extra information The updated supporting documents for reporting under the next request by the Commission (Q-2013) are available on public EEA Eionet Forum interest group "WISE Water Directives reporting", subfolder for the UWWTD data request 2013 at http://forum.eionet.europa.eu/x_wise-reporting/lib...

The content of Q-2013 is in substance the same as that of Q-2011. Similarly as in 2011 Member States have the possibility, to provide additional information beyond the requirement of the Directive. Additional information, that will enable pre-filling of OECD/EUROSTAT Joint Questionnaire, has been introduced into additional 3 tables. Provision of these additional parameters will be voluntary.

Web tool, used in 2011, has been updated to support countries in Q-2013 data compilation and subsequent quality checks.

In order to ensure that the spatial datasets on designated sensitive areas and their catchments are in conformity with the INSPIRE, Member States are asked to compile the datasets in line with the requirements of INSPIRE Technical Guidelines on "The Area management/restriction/regulation zones and reporting units" and re-submit them under the 2013 data request.

What and how to report?
Tabular data in terms of xml-files, GIS shape-files (for reporting sensitive areas and their catchment), additional documents and reports under the UWWT Directive. There are two options to create requested UWWTD xml-files from tabular data (export from national Databases into Web tool or direct data compilation in xml-format).

The main reporting guidelines consist of:
1- Commission letter of request
2- Technical document: How to use Reportnet for reporting under the Urban Waste Water treatment Directive (91/271/EEC)
3- IT reporting web tool and supporting documents for reporting under the UWWTD (see details below)

1- Commission letter sets out the reference year for reporting (2012 and if this is not possible, 2011) and provides the background of the main reporting requirements as well as the list of parameters for Q-2013.
The letters for "non-Pilot" MS (SIIFs) and "Pilot" MS (SIIFs) are available at http://icm.eionet.europa.eu/announcements/ann13865... and http://icm.eionet.europa.eu/announcements/ann13865...

2- Technical document "How to use Reportnet for reporting under the Urban Waste Water treatment Directive (91/271/EEC)" explains how to use Reportnet for finding information and reporting information to the Commission. The document is being updated for Q-2013.

3- IT reporting web tool and supporting documents for reporting under the UWWTD are also available in subfolder for the UWWTD data request 2013.

IT reporting tool (WEB tool)
WEB tool is Data exchange and management tool, developed to support Member States in UWWTD data compilation and data quality checks. WEB tool can be used for import and export of xml-data and csv-data files and includes functionalities enabling data correction.

Supporting documents are made of:
- textual documents (including annexes):
Description of UWWTD data blocks for UWWTD Questionnaire, List of parameters for UWWTD Questionnaire, Data dictionary and codification of parameters for UWWTD Questionnaire, MS Excel Templates for UWWTD Questionnaire, Quidance document on how to use the web tool, guidance on the generation of the required GIS shapefiles for reporting Sensitive Areas and their catchment.

- XML schemas:
xml-schema specifies the structure and content of xml-files and is used for programming direct compilation of UWWTD data into xml format.

4-Other information related to UWWTD including Guidance document "Terms and Definitions of the UWWT Directive" is available on DG ENV website at http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/water-urbanw... and at Circabc library at https://circabc.europa.eu/w/browse/8f158856-ae93-4...

Interactive map: Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive Viewer consisting of two maps of Agglomerations and Urban Waste Water Treatment Plants (containing separate layers of receiving areas, and Big cities (big dischargers) with map explanation can be accessed on WISE map viewer at http://www.eea.europa.eu/themes/water/interactive/...
Principle repository CDR  
Data used for Waterbase - UWWTD: Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive
Type of information reported Data, Compliance, Spatial, Text report