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'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). [scanned PDF file]
  • 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). [scanned PDF file]
  • 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). [scanned PDF file]
  • 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). [scanned PDF file]
  • 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 (86/280/EEC [scanned PDF file] as amended by 88/347/EEC [scanned PDF file] and 90/415/EEC [scanned PDF file])
    (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). [scanned TIF file] However, beacuse of the  upcoming proposals on the IPPC Directive (Integrated Prevention and Pollution Control, 96/61/EC), the Proposal COM(90) 9 final was withdrawn by the Commission on 4.8.1993 (OJ C 228, 24.08.1993, p. 13).

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