Other Supporting Background
In addition to the formal documents, a number
of informal technical background documents have been compiled
to support preparation of this proposal. The list of documents
is given below and they are all available through the public
library of WFD Circa. Further information on WFD Circa
is available here.
- The Manual on the Methodological Framework to derive
Environmental Quality Standards for Priority Substances
under the WFD (prepared by the Fraunhofer Institute)
sets out the general methodology used for setting the water
quality standards and is accompanied by Substance EQS
Data Sheets which provide detailed information on how
the standards were set for each individual substance.
- Opinion of the Scientific Committee on Toxicity, Ecotoxicity
and the Environment (CSTEE) on the Setting of Environmental
Quality Standards for the Priority Substances - In March
2004, at the end of an exhaustive technical preparation
and consultation process, the Commission decided to consult
with the SCTEE in order to peer review the methodology and
the proposed environmental quality standards. This document is the response of the SCTEE to this consultation.
- Proposed Environmental Quality Standards for Priority
Substances – Current Compliance and Potential Benefits - this study by the WRc provides information on compliance
with the proposed standards based on available monitoring
data and potential benefits of the proposal.
- Assessing economic impacts of the specific control
measures for priority substances and priority hazardous
substances regulated under the WFD - this study by ECOLAS
contributed to the Impact Assessment and includes an economic
assessment of various options available to the Commission
in the preparation of its proposal.
- Source Identification and Emission Controls –
this document is a concept paper on the control of emissions,
discharges and losses of priority substances and priority
hazardous substances. It is supported by Substance Source
Screening Sheets which identify the sources of each
individual substance and Substance Measures Sheets which identify the current controls in place and future
controls proposed for individual substances.
- Identification of Priority Hazardous Substances – this document includes a review of 14 of the priority
substances in order to identify if they should be classified
as priority hazardous substances. It is accompanied by a Data Annex.
- Q&A on Proposed Priority Substances Directive - this document includes some common questions and answers
relating to the proposed Directive.