The legal acts on dangerous substances can be downloaded below in English.
Directive 2006/11/EC of the European Parliament and the Council on pollution caused by certain dangerous substances discharged into the aquatic environment of the Community (Codified version) (OJ L 64, 04.03.2006, p. 52).
Based on Article 6 of Council Directive 76/464/EEC, the Council set specific emission limit values and quality objectives for 17 substances of list I in five specific directives, also called "daughter"(1) directives. The specific directives are:
Council Directive 82/176/EEC on limit values and quality objectives for mercury discharges by the chlor-alkali electrolysis industry (OJ L 081, 27.03.1982, p. 29).
Council Directive 83/513/EEC on limit values and quality objectives for cadmium discharges (OJ L 291, 24.10.1983, p. 1).
Council Directive 84/156/EEC on limit values and quality objectives for mercury discharges by sectors other than the chlor-alkali electrolysis industry (OJ L 074, 17.03.1984, p. 49).
Council Directive 84/491/EEC on limit values and quality objectives for the discharges of hexachlorocyclohexane (OJ L 274, 17.10.1984, p. 11).
Council Directive 86/280/EEC as amended by 88/347/EEC and 90/415/EEC on limit values and quality objectives for discharges of certain dangerous substances included in List I of the Annex to Directive 76/464/EEC (OJ L 181, 04.07.1986, p. 16 (amended OJ L 158, 25.06.1988, p. 35 and OJ L 219, 14.08.1990, p. 49)).
In 1990, the Commission proposed another 15 substances for regulation as a priority under 76/464/EEC. The Proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 76/464/EEC on pollution caused by certain dangerous substances discharged to the aquatic environment of the Community (COM(90) 9 final of 2.2.1990, OJ C 55, 07.03.1990, p. 7). However, because of the upcoming proposals on the IPPC Directive (Integrated Prevention and Pollution Control, 96/61/EC(2)), the Proposal COM(90) 9 final was withdrawn by the Commission on 4.8.1993 (OJ C 228, 24.08.1993, p. 13).