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Training Package on EU Water Legislation

Quiz on: General Legal Framework on EU Water Law

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1) The first EU Directives relating to water were initially adopted:
a) in 1968.
b) in the second-half of the 1970s.
c) in 1986.
d) in 1992.

2) Water policy was introduced into EU legislation:
a) in the single European Act of 1986.
b) in the Lisbon Treaty in 2009.
c) in the 2000 Water Framework Directive.
d) none of the above.

3) The Water Framework Directive is based on:
a) Article 168 TFUE.
b) Article 114 TFUE.
c) Article 175(1) TEC (now Article 192(1) TFUE).
d) the international competence of the EU.

4) By reason of its legal basis, EU water legislation may be complemented by the Member States adopting:
a) safeguard measures.
b) more stringent protective measures.
c) applications to the Commission to adopt safeguard measures.
d) no individual measures at all because this is an exhaustive harmonisation.

5) The Water Framework Directive abrogated pre-existing Directives on:
a) drinking water quality and the quality of water intended for human consumption.
b) the quality of water intended for human consumption.
c) drinking water quality.
d) none of the above.

6) The Water Framework Directive abrogated Directives pertaining to the quality of water related to:
a) the life of fishes and shellfish.
b) the management of bathing water quality.
c) the life of fishes and shellfish and bathing water quality.
d) none of the above.

7) Directives dealing with important types of discharges into the aquatic environment (such as urban waste water or waters containing nitrates from agricultural sources) were by application of the Water Framework Directive:
a) abrogated as of 2013.
b) consolidated in new pieces of legislation.
c) left in force as they were.
d) merged into the Water Framework Directive.

8) Plans and programmes prepared for water management and projects relating to water such as waterways, ports, etc. are:
a) subject to general environmental legislation on environmental impact assessment.
b) subject to specific provisions of water legislation for their environmental impact assessment.
c) not subject to environmental impact assessment at all.
d) subject to both specific and general environmental law.

9) The Industrial Emissions Directive:
a) does not deal with discharges into water.
b) aims at preventing or reducing all types of emissions, including into water.
c) applies only, in respect to water, to hydroelectric plants.
d) deals with the impact of industrial activities on water only in so far as they result from climate change.

10) The EU environmental liability regime:
a) does not apply to damage incurred to waters nor to discharges into waters.
b) applies to water damages but not to discharges into waters.
c) applies to discharges into waters but not to water damage.
d) applies to water damages from a number of activities including among others discharges into waters which require prior authorisation under other EU legislation.


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