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Guidance Document No. 19 GUIDANCE ON SURFACE WATER CHEMICAL MONITORING UNDER THE WATER FRAMEWORK DIRECTIVE
A strategy for dealing with pollu tion of water from chemicals is set out in Article 16 of the Water Framework Directive 2000/60/ EC (WFD). As a first step of this strategy, a list of priority substances was adopted (Decision 2455/2001/EC) identifyi ng 33 substances of priority concern at Community level. The proposal of a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on environmen tal quality standards in the field of wa ter policy (developed under Article 16 of Directive 2000/60/EC) has the objective to ensure a high level of protection against risks to or via the aquatic environment arising from these 33 priority substances by setting European environmenta l quality standards. In addition, the WFD requires Member States to identify specific pollu tants in the River Basins and to include them in the monitoring programmes. Monitoring of both WFD priority substances and other pollutants for the purpose of determination of the chemical and ecological status shall be performed according to Article 8 and Annex V of the WFD.
WFD, MSFD, Contaminants , Pollutants , Contamination, Pollution, chemicals, hazardous substances, priority substances, Monitoring, Descriptor 8, Directive
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