'Specific' Directives regulating list
I substances under Directive 76/464/EEC
Based on Article 6 of Council Directive 76/464/EEC, the Council
set specific emission limit values and quality objectives
for 18 list I substances in five specific directives,
also called 'daughter' directives (cf. terminology).
The specific directives are:
- Council Directive of 22 March 1982 on limit values and
quality objectives for mercury discharges by the chlor-alkali electrolysis industry (82/176/EEC)
(OJ L 081, 27.03.1982, p. 29).
- Council Directive of 26 September 1983 on limit values
and quality objectives for cadmium discharges (83/513/EEC)
(OJ L 291, 24.10.1983, p. 1).
- Council Directive of 08 March 1984 on limit values and
quality objectives for mercury discharges by sectors
other than the chlor-alkali electrolysis industry (84/156/EEC)
(OJ L 074, 17.03.1984, p. 49).
- Council Directive of 09 October 1984 on limit values
and quality objectives for the discharges of hexachlorocyclohexane (84/491/EEC)
(OJ L 274, 17.10.1984, p. 11).
- Council Directive of 12 June 1986 on limit values and
quality objectives for discharges of certain dangerous
substances in List I of the Annex to Directive 76/464/EEC
amended by 88/347/EEC and 90/415/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, beacuse of the upcoming proposals
on the IPPC Directive (Integrated Prevention and Pollution
the Proposal COM(90) 9 final was withdrawn by the Commission
on 4.8.1993 (OJ C 228, 24.08.1993, p. 13).