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List II of families and groups of substances

(ANNEX of Council Directive 76/464/EEC)

List II contains:

  • substances belonging to the families and groups of substances in list I for which the limit values referred to in Article 6 of the Directive have not been determined
    (N.B. only 18 substances have been regulated under the specific Directives. Consequently, all the groups of substances under list I and the other substances on the 'candidate-list I' are part of list II);
  • certain individual substances and categories of substances belonging to the families and group of substances listed below, which have a deleterious effect on the aquatic environment, which can, however, be confined to a given area and which depend on the characteristics and location of the water into which they are discharged.

Families and groups of substances referred to in the second indent

1. The following metalloids and metals and their compounds:

1.1 Zinc 1.6 Selenium 1.11 Tin 1.16 Vanadium
1.2 Coppe 1.7 Arsenic 1.12 Barium 1.17 Cobalt
1.3 Nickel 1.8 Antimony 1.13 Beryllium 1.18 Thallium
1.4 Chromium 1.9 Molybdenum 1.14 Boron 1.19 Tellurium
1.5 Lead 1.10 Titanium 1.15 Uranium 1.20 Silver

2. Biocides and their derivatives not appearing on list I. (N.B. including pesticides)

3. Substances which have a deleterious effect on the taste and/or smell of the products for human consumption derived from the aquatic environment.

and compounds liable to give rise to such substances in water.

4. Toxic or persistent organic compounds of silicon, and substances which may give rise to such compounds in water, excluding those which are biologically harmless or which are rapidly converted in water into harmless substances.

5. Inorganic compounds of phosphorus and elemental phosphorus.

6. Non persistent mineral oils and hydrocarbons of petroleum origin.

7. Cyanides, fluorides.

8. Substances which have an adverse effect on the oxygen balance, particularly: ammonia, nitrites.