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6.5.2 Information sheets on EC environment legislation

Date: 27.06.67
EC DESIG.: 67/548
COUNCIL DIRECTIVE ON THE APPROXIMATION OF LAWS, REGULATIONS AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE CLASSIFICATION, PACKAGING AND LABELLING OF DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES

Amendment/assimilation directives:

69/81 dated 13.03.69
70/189 dated 06.03.70
71/144 dated 21.03.71
73/146 dated 21.05.73
75/409 dated 24.06.75
76/907 dated 14.07.76
79/831 dated 18.09.79
85/71 dated 21.12.84
90/420 dated 25.07.90

Parties

European Communities

Immediate subject matter

Polluter: Industry, commerce, traffic
Protection of/acceptor:
Humans and environment
Protected area:

EIA relevance: The Directive is of relevance to EIA as regards the definition and classification of hazardous substances (including their formulations), according to their hazardous nature (explosive, fire-promoting, highly flammable, readily flammable, flammable, highly poisonous, poisonous, hazard to health, corrosive, irritating, danger to environment, carcinogenic, teratogenic, mutagenic).

Notes

The Directive contains the following lists: list of dangerous substances classified in the order of the atomic number of the element most characteristic of their properties; symbols and indications of danger; nature of special risks attaching to dangerous substances; safety advice concerning dangerous chemical substances; test methods for the determination of physiochemical, toxicological, and ecotoxicological properties listed in Annexes VII and VIII; general classification and labelling requirements for dangerous substances and preparations; information required for the technical dossier ("Base Set"); additional information and tests required under Article 6(5); provisions relating to child-proof fastenings; and provisions relating to tactile warning devices.

Reference

Data source analysed: EC environment legislation (UREG, 1988); ECEL Vol. 3, p. 301.

Further information

 

Date: 06.02.70
EC DESIG.: 70/157
COUNCIL DIRECTIVE ON THE APPROXIMATION OF THE LAWS OF THE MEMBER STATES RELATING TO THE PERMISSIBLE SOUND LEVEL AND THE EXHAUST SYSTEM OF MOTOR VEHICLES

Amendment/assimilation directives:

73/350 dated 07.11.73
77/212 dated 08.03.77
81/334 dated 13.03.81
84/424 dated 03.09.84

Parties

European Communities.

Immediate subject matter

Polluter: All motor vehicles participating in road traffic
Protection of/acceptor:
Noise, humans
Protected area:
EIA relevance:
The Directive applies to the establishment of a maximum noise level for motor vehicles as a function of gross weight and power.

Notes

Measuring instruments, measurement conditions and measurement method are explained; compliance with noise level will be accompanied by issuing of EEC homologation (see below).

Reference

Data source analysed: EC environment legislation (UREG, 1988)

Further information

The noise level measured for individual vehicle categories must not exceed the limit values given in the table:

Vehicle categories

Value in dB(A)x

Vehicles for conveying passengers with a maximum of nine seats including driver's seat

80

Vehicles for carrying passengers with more than nine seats including driver's seat where maximum permissible weight does not exceed 3.5 t

81

Vehicles for transporting goods where maximum permissible weight does not exceed 3.5 t

81

Vehicles for carrying passengers with more than nine seats including driver's seat where maximum permissible weight exceeds 3.5 t

82

Vehicles for transporting goods where maximum permissible weight exceeds 3.5 t

86

Vehicles for carrying passengers with more than nine seats including driver's seat where power output is 147 kW or more

85

Vehicles for transporting goods with power output of 147 kW or more and maximum permissible weight in excess of 12 t

88

x The measurement specification indicates for example the following:

Maximum noise level (sound pressure level)

- in passing, measured at a distance of 7.5 m from a reference line in the centre of the vehicle and at a height of 1.2 m above ground level;

- as stationary noise, at a distance of approx. 0.5 m from end of exhaust pipe.

The Annex to the Directive contains further specifications.

Date: 20.03.70
EC DESIG.: 70/220
COUNCIL DIRECTIVE ON THE APPROXIMATION OF THE LAWS OF THE MEMBER STATES RELATING TO MEASURES TO BE TAKEN AGAINST AIR POLLUTION BY GASES FROM POSITIVE-IGNITION ENGINES OF MOTOR VEHICLES

Amendment/assimilation directives:

74/290 dated 28.05.74
77/102 dated 30.11.76
78/665 dated 14.07.78

Parties

European Communities.

Immediate subject matter

Polluter: Motor vehicles with spark ignition engines (petrol)
Protection of/acceptor:
Air, humans
Protected area:

EIA relevance: The aim of the Directive is to regulate the emission of air-polluting gases from the stated type of engine. To this end, limit values are established for carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and nitrous oxides as a function of the respective reference weight.

Notes

Test specifications are listed; compliance with the limit values leads to issuing of EEC homologation.

Reference

Data source analysed: EC environment legislation (UREG, 1988)

Further information

The determined quantities of the stated chemical compounds must be below the values given in the table:

Reference weight
(kg)
Pr

Carbon monoxide
(g/test)

1.1

Hydrocarbons
(g/test)

1.2

Nitrous oxides
expressed as NO2
(g/test)
1.3

  Pr 750

65

6.0

8.5

 750 < Pr 850

71

6.3

8.5

 850 < Pr 1020

76

6.5

8.5

1020 < Pr 1250

87

7.1

10.2

1250 < Pr 1470

99

7.6

11.9

1470 < Pr 1700

110

8.1

12.3

1700 < Pr 1930

121

8.6

12.8

1930 < Pr 2150

132

9.1

13.2

2150 < Pr

143

9.6

13.6

Note:

The reference weight is defined as the weight of the ready to drive vehicle minus the lump-sum weight of the driver (75 kg) with the addition of a lump-sum weight for lubricants and fuel (100 kg).

The test simulates several driving cycles on a dynamometer.

It is to be performed on vehicles with a gross weight of less than/equal to 3.5 t.

The Annex to the Directive contains further specifications (e.g. idling, types of motor vehicle, limit values).

 

Date: 02.08.72
EC DESIG.: 72/306
COUNCIL DIRECTIVE ON THE APPROXIMATION OF THE LAWS OF THE MEMBER STATES RELATING TO THE MEASURES TO BE TAKEN AGAINST THE EMISSION OF POLLUTANTS FROM DIESEL ENGINES FOR USE IN VEHICLES

Amendment/assimilation directives:

Parties

European Communities.

Immediate subject matter

Polluter: Motor vehicles driven by diesel engines
Protection of/acceptor:
Air, humans
Protected area:
EIA relevance:
The Directive stipulates the emission levels for pollutants from diesel engines used to drive motor vehicles without defining said pollutants in greater detail.

Notes

An absorption coefficient is measured and then converted mathematically to the rated value for air throughput (in l/s).

Reference

Data source analysed: EC environment legislation (UREG, 1988)

Further information

 

Date: 22.11.73
EC DESIG.: 73/404
COUNCIL DIRECTIVE ON THE APPROXIMATION OF THE LAWS OF THE MEMBER STATES RELATING TO DETERGENTS

Amendment/assimilation directives:

82/242 dated 31.03.82
86/94 dated 10.03.86

Parties

European Communities.

Immediate subject matter

Polluter: Industrial and domestic cleaning processes
Protection of/acceptor:
Aquatic flora in water impacted by waste water
Protected area:
EIA relevance:
The Directive is of relevance to EIA as regards the stipulation that detergents may only be used in cleaning processes if the average biodegradability of the surface-active substances contained therein is in excess of 90% for each of the anionic, cationic, non-ionic and ampholytic categories.

Notes

Within the framework of this Directive, detergent is taken to mean any product, the composition of which is specially geared to the interaction of cleaning processes. Biodegradability is determined in Directive 73/405/EEC.

Reference

Data source analysed: EC environment legislation (UREG, 1988)

Further information

 

Date: 22.11.73
EC DESIG.: 73/405
COUNCIL DIRECTIVE ON THE APPROXIMATION OF THE LAWS OF THE MEMBER STATES RELATING TO METHODS OF TESTING THE BIODEGRADABILITY OF ANIONIC SURFACTANTS

Amendment/assimilation directives:

82/243 dated 31.03.82

Parties

European Communities.

Immediate subject matter

Polluter:
Protection of/acceptor:
Water
Protected area:
EIA relevance:
The Directive is concerned with defining methods for checking the biodegradability of anionic surface-active substances in detergents ("reference method").

Notes

Refer also to Directive 73/404/EEC.

Reference

Data source analysed: EC environment legislation (UREG, 1988)

Further information

 

Date: 03.03.75
EC DESIG.:
COUNCIL RESOLUTION ON ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Amendment/assimilation directives:

Parties

European Communities.

Immediate subject matter

Polluter:
Protection of/acceptor:
Environment
Protected area:
EIA relevance:
The Resolution is of relevance to EIA in terms of:

1. the aim of making more intensive use of waste heat
2. the general aim of reducing the sulphur content of the air by employing various measures
3. the task of reducing the pollution stemming from nitrous oxide sources.

Notes

Programmatic statements regarding interaction between energy and environment.

Reference

Data source analysed: EC environment legislation (UREG, 1988)

Further information

 

Date: 16.06.75
EC DESIG.: 75/439
COUNCIL DIRECTIVE ON THE DISPOSAL OF WASTE OILS

Amendment/assimilation directives:

Parties

European Communities.

Immediate subject matter

Polluter:
Protection of/acceptor:
Environment
Protected area:
EIA relevance:
The Directive deals with detrimental effects on the environment of the collection, storage and disposal of used oils which are basically to be avoided.

Notes

Programmatic nature

Reference

Data source analysed: EC environment legislation (UREG, 1988)

Further information

 

Date: 16.06.75
EC DESIG.: 75/440
COUNCIL DIRECTIVE CONCERNING THE QUALITY REQUIRED OF SURFACE WATER INTENDED FOR THE ABSTRACTION OF DRINKING WATER IN THE MEMBER STATES

Amendment/assimilation directives:

Parties

European Communities.

Immediate subject matter

Polluter:
Protection of/acceptor:
Humans/drinking water as foodstuff
Protected area:
EIA relevance:
Quality standards are listed which surface water, must satisfy in order to be used to obtain drinking water following appropriate treatment.

Notes

To determine the quality of surface water intended to be used to obtain drinking water, there is differentiation into three groups (with various standard treatment methods A1-A3; limit value data).

The Directive 79/869/EEC contains information on measurement methods and analytical procedures for surface water.

Reference

Data source analysed: EC environment legislation (UREG, 1988)

Further information

From Annex to Directive: quality of surface water to be used to obtain drinking water

  Parameters   A1(3) A1(3) A2(4) A2(4) A3(5) A3(5)
G I G I G I
1 pH   6.5-8.5   5.5-9   5.5-9  
2 Discoloration (following single medium filtering) mg/l Pt-scale 10 20 (O) 50 100 (O) 50 200 (O)
3 Total suspensions mg/l MES 25          
4 Temperature C 22 25 (O) 22 25 (O) 22 25 (O)
5 Conductivity /cm-1 at 20 1000   1000   1000  
6 Odour (dilution factor at 25C) 3   10   20  
7* Nitrates mg/l NO3 25 50 (O)   50 (O)   50 (O)
8(1) Fluorides mg/l F 0.7/1 1.5 0.7/1.7   0.7/1.7  
9 Total extracted organic chlorine mg/l Cl            
10* Iron(dissolved) mg/l Fe 0.1 0.3 1 2 1  
11* Manganese mg/l Mn 0.05   0.1   1  
12 Copper mg/l Cu 0.02 0.05 (O) 0.05   1  
13 Zinc mg/l Zn 0.5 3 1 5 1 5
14 Boron mg/l B 1   1   1  
15 Beryllium mg/l Be            
16 Cobalt mg/l Co            
17 Nickel mg/l Ni            
18 Vanadium mg/l V            
19 Arsenic mg/l As 0.01 0.05   0.05 0.05 0.1
20 Cadmium mg/l Cd 0.001 0.005 0.001 0.005 0.001 0.005
21 Total chromium mg/l Cr   0.05   0.05   0.05
22 Lead mg/l Pb   0.05   0.05   0.05
23 Selenium mg/l Se   0.01   0.01   0.01
24 Mercury mg/l Hg 0.0005 0.001 0.0005 0.001 0.0005 0.001
25 Barium mg/l Ba   0.1   1   1
26 Cyanides mg/l CN   0.05   0.05   0.05
27 Sulphates mg/l SO4 150 250 150 250 (O) 150 250 (O)
28 Chlorides mg/l Cl 200   200   200  
29 Surface-active substances
(methylene blue active)
mg/l (lauryl sulphate) 0.2   0.2   0.5  
30*(1) Phosphates mg/l P2O5 0.4   0.7   0.7  
31 Phenols (phenol count ) p-nitroaniline 4-aminoantipyrine mg/l C6H5HO   0.001 0.001 0.005 0.01 0.1
32 Dissolved or emulsified hydrocarbons (following extraction with petroleum ether) mg/l   0.05   0.2 0.5 1
33 Polycyclic aromatics mg/l   0.0002   0.0002   0.001
34 Pesticides - total (parathion,
HCH, dieldrin)
mg/l   0.001   0.0025   0.005
35* Chemical oxygen demand (COD) mg/l O2         30  
36* Saturation with diluted oxygen % O2 > 70   > 50   > 30  
37* Biochemical oxygen demand at 20 C without nitration (BOD5) mg/l O2 < 3   < 5   < 7  
38 Kjeldahl nitrogen (except NO3) mg/l N 1   2   3  
39 Ammonia mg/l NH4 0.05   1 1.5 2 4 (O)
40 Chloroform extractable substances mg/l SEC 0.1   0.2   0.5  
41 Organic carbon, total mg/l C            
42 Organic carbon following flocculation and membrane filtration (5 *) TOC mg/l C            
43 Total coli 37 C /100 ml 50   5000   50000  
44 Coli faec. /100 ml 20   2000   20000  
45 Streptococcus faec. /100 ml 20   1000   10000  
46 Salmonellae     not detectable in 5000 ml   not detectable in 1000 ml    

I = (imperative) = mandatory value
G = (guide) = guide value
O = Exceptional climatic or geographic conditions
* = See article 8 paragraph d)
(1) The stated values represent maximum limits established in line with the average annual temperature (high and low temperature)
(2) This parameter is included to satisfy the ecological requirements of certain environment media
(3) With simple physical treatment and sterilisation
(4) With standard physical and chemical treatment/sterilisation
(5) With physical and refined chemical treatment, oxidation, adsorption and sterilisation

 

Date: 15.07.75
EC DESIG.: 75/442
COUNCIL DIRECTIVE ON WASTE

Amendment/assimilation directives:

Parties

European Communities.

Immediate subject matter

Polluter:
Protection of/acceptor:
Protection of human health as well as environment; in particular water, air and soil together with fauna and flora
Protected area:
EIA relevance:
Basic statements are made concerning the collection, transportation and treatment of waste including its storage and deposition on soil.

Notes

The costs of waste disposal are apportioned on the pay-as-you-pollute principle. This Directive applies to waste disposal in general. There is a special regulation for particularly hazardous substances (compare Directive 76/403/EEC). Programmatic statements.

Reference

Data source analysed: EC environment legislation (UREG, 1988)

Further information

 

Date: 24.11.75
EC DESIG.: 75/716
COUNCIL DIRECTIVE ON THE APPROXIMATION OF THE LAWS OF THE MEMBER STATES RELATING TO THE SULPHUR CONTENT OF CERTAIN LIQUID FUELS

Amendment/assimilation directives:

Parties

European Communities.

Immediate subject matter

Polluter: Various types of gas oil
Protection of/acceptor:
Protected area:
EIA relevance:
The aim is to reduce/restrict the sulphur content in liquid fuels (in particular in gas oils).

Notes

Product-related limit values: gas oils may only be marketed if their sulphur-compound content does not exceed a certain level.

Reference

Data source analysed: EC environment legislation (UREG, 1988)

Further information

 

Date: 08.12.75
EC DESIG.: 76/160
COUNCIL DIRECTIVE CONCERNING THE QUALITY OF BATHING WATER

Amendment/assimilation directives:

Parties

European Communities.

Immediate subject matter

Polluter:
Protection of/acceptor:
Water used for bathing, humans
Protected area:
EIA relevance:
The Directive prescribes that within 10 years water used for bathing must comply with specific limit values for certain parameters; it is the task of the Member States to ensure the above by way of appropriate measures.

Notes

The quality requirements to be met by water used for bathing are listed in the further information.

Reference

Data source analysed: EC environment legislation (UREG, 1988)

Further information

  Parameter G I Minimum frequency of sampling Analytical/test methods
1 Microbiological parameters
Total coliform bacteria /100 ml


500


10000


14 days (1)


Fermentation in multiple preparation. If positive, transfer to analytical medium. Counting (most probable number)
or
2 Faecal coliform bacteria /100 ml 100 2000 14 days (1) Filtration via membrane and cultivation on suitable medium such as lactose tergitol agar, endo-agar, 0.4% teepol nutrient broth, replanting and identification of suspicious colonies.
For 1. and 2. different incubation temperature depending on determination of total coliform or faecal coliform bacteria.
3 Streptococcus
faec. /100 ml
100 - (2) Litsky method.
Counting (most probable number)
or
Filtration via membrane, cultivation on suitable nutrient medium.
4 Salmonellae /1 l - 0 (2) Concentration through filtering via membrane.
Inoculation on standard nutrient medium.
Enrichment, transfer to isolation agar-agar, identification.
5 Intestinal viruses PFU/10 l - 0 (2) Concentration through filtration, flocculation or centrifuging; confirmation



6
Physical and chemical parameters
pH



-



6-9 (0)



(2)



Electrometry with calibration to pH 7 and 9
7 Discoloration - No abnormal change of colour (0)
-
14 days (1)


(2)
Inspection
or

Photometric test with platinum-cobalt calibration scale
8 Mineral oils mg/l -



< = 0.3
No visible film on surface of water, odourless
-
14 days (1)



(2)
Inspection and odour test


or
Extraction with adequate water volume and weighing of dry residue
9 Tensides which react to methylene blue -

< = 0.3
No persistant foaming
-
14 days (1)

(2)
Inspection
or
Methylene blue method - absorption spectrophotometric
10 Phenol mg/l
(phenol count) C6H5OH
-

<= 0.005
No specific
odour
<= 0.05
14 days (1)

(2)
Check for specific smell of phenol
or
Absorption spectrophotometry
4-AAP method (4-aminoantipyrine)
11 Transparency m 2 1 (0) 14 days (1) Secchi glass
12 Dissolved oxygen
% saturation = 2
80-120   (2) Winkler method or electrometric method (oxygen meter)
13 Tar residues and floating bodies such as wood, plastic, bottles, vessels made of glass, plastic, rubber or other materials.
Breakage or splinters
None   14 days (1) Inspection
14 Ammonia mg/l NH4     (3) Absorption spectrophotometer
Nessier reagent or indophenol blue method
15 Kjeldahl nitrogen mg/l N

Other substances classed as indication of pollution
    (3) Kjedahl method
16 Pesticides mg/l
(parathion, HCH,
dieldrin)
    (2) Extraction with suitable solvent and chromatographic analysis
17 Heavy metals such as arsenic
cadmium
chromium VI
lead
mercury

mg/l As
Cd
Cr VI
Pb
Hg
 


(2)



Atom absorption, if applicable with preceding extraction
18 Cyanide mg/l CN     (2) Absorption spectrophotometry with specific reagents
19 Nitrates and mg/l NO3
phosphates

PO4
  (3) Absorption spectrophotometry with specific reagents

G = (guide) = Guide value I = (imperative) = Mandatory value

O = Exceeding of limit values envisaged with exceptional geographical or meteorological conditions

(1) If earlier sampling revealed results which are far more favourable than the demands made in this Annex and if there are no new factors which could have reduced the quality of the water, the responsible authorities may reduce the frequency of sampling by a factor of 2

(2) The content is to be checked by the responsible authorities if investigations in the bathing area give grounds for assuming the possible presence of such substances or the impairment of water quality

(3) These parameters must be checked by the responsible authorities if there is a tendency towards eutrophication of the water.

 

Date: 06.04.76
EC DESIG.: 76/403
COUNCIL DIRECTIVE ON THE DISPOSAL OF POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS AND POLYCHLORINATED TERPHENYLS

Amendment/assimilation directives:

Parties

European Communities.

Immediate subject matter

Polluter:
Protection of/acceptor:
Human health and environment
Protected area:
EIA relevance:
The Directive bans the uncontrolled disposal and dumping of objects and devices containing PCB.

Notes

With reference to Directive 75/442/EEC there is a special regulation here.

Reference

Data source analysed: EC environment legislation (UREG, 1988)

Further information

 

Date: 04.05.76
EC DESIG.: 76/464
COUNCIL DIRECTIVE ON POLLUTION CAUSED BY CERTAIN DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES DISCHARGED INTO THE AQUATIC ENVIRONMENT OF THE COMMUNITY

Amendment/assimilation directives:

86/280 dated 12.06.86

Parties

European Communities.

Immediate subject matter

Polluter:
Protection of/acceptor:
Water
Protected area:

- inland surface water
- coastal water
- inner coastal water
- groundwater

EIA relevance: Pollution due to the introduction of various hazardous substances into water is to be generally eliminated (list I) or restricted (list II); see below.

Notes

The classification of certain substances according to hazard potential in the two named lists is made on the basis of toxicity, durability and bioaccumulation.

The directive 86/280 concerns limit values and quality objectives for discharges of certain dangerous substances included in List I of the Annex to Directive 76/464.

Reference

Data source analysed: EC environment legislation (UREG, 1988); ECEL Vol. 7 p.347

Further information

List I:

1. Organic halogen compounds and substances which could form such compounds in water;
2. Organic phosphorus compounds;
3. Organic tin compounds;
4. Substances with a proven carcinogenic effect in or due to water;
5. Mercury and mercury compounds;
6. Cadmium and cadmium compounds;
7. Durable mineral oils and durable hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum
And for application of articles 2, 8, 9 and 14 of this Directive:
8. Durable plastics which could drift, float or sink in water and impede utilisation of the water in all forms.

List II:

1. The following metalloids/metals and their compounds:

 1. zinc

11. tin

 2. copper

12. barium

 3. nickel

13. beryllium

 4. chromium

14. boron

 5. lead

15. uranium

 6. selenium

16. vanadium

 7. arsenic

17. cobalt

 8. antimony

18. thallium

 9. molybdenum

19. tellurium

10. titanium

20. silver

2. Biocides and derivative compounds which are not contained in list I:

3. Substances which have an adverse effect on the taste and/or smell of products obtained from water for human consumption, as well as compounds which could lead to the formation of such substances in water.

4. Poisonous or durable organic silicon compounds and substances which could lead to the formation of such a compound in water, with the exception of those which are biologically harmless or rapidly become biologically harmless substances in water;

5. Inorganic phosphorus compounds and pure phosphorus;

6. Non-durable mineral oils and non-durable hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum.

7. Cyanides, fluorides.

8. Substances with an unfavourable effect on the oxygen balance, in particular ammonia and nitrites.

 

Date: 27.07.76
EC DESIG.: 76/769
COUNCIL DIRECTIVE ON THE APPROXIMATION OF THE LAWS, REGULATIONS AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS OF THE MEMBER STATES RELATING TO THE RESTRICTIONS ON THE MARKETING AND USE OF CERTAIN DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES AND PREPARATIONS

Amendment/assimilation directives:

79/633 dated 24.07.79

Parties

European Communities.

Immediate subject matter

Polluter:
Protection of/acceptor:
Protected area:
EIA relevance:
Certain hazardous substances are subject to restrictions with regard to their marketing and utilisation in Member States.

Notes

The Member States agree to take all measures to ensure that the listed substances and formulations are only marketed or used under the stated conditions.

Reference

Data source analysed: EC environment legislation (UREG, 1988)

Further information

The Annex to the Directive lists the following substances/substance groups covered by marketing/usage restrictions:

- Polychlorinated biphenyls PCB) with the exception of mono and dichlorinated biphenyls

- Polychlorinated terphenyls (PCT)

- Formulations containing more than 0.1 % by weight PCB or PCT

- Vinyl chloride (1-chloroethene)

- Liquid substances in their liquid state or as formulation which are listed under the following categories in Annex I to the Council Directive 67/548/EEC dated 27 June 1967 on Approximation of Laws, Regulations and Administrative Provisions relating to the Classification, Packaging and Labelling of Dangerous Substances (ABl. 196 dated 16.8.1967, p. 1) last amended by Directive 79/370/EEC (Abl. L 88 dated 7.4.1979, p. 1):

- very poisonous
- poisonous
- health hazard
- corrosive
- explosive
- highly flammable
- readily flammable
- combustible as well as all liquids with a flash point less than 55C
- Tri-(2,3-dibromopropyl) phosphate (CAS no. 126-72-7)

The Annex to the Directive likewise specifies the conditions under which restrictions apply.

 

Date: 20.02.78
EC DESIG.: 78/176
COUNCIL DIRECTIVE ON WASTE FROM THE TITANIUM DIOXIDE INDUSTRY

Amendment/assimilation directives:

83/29 dated 24.01.83

Parties

European Communities.

Immediate subject matter

Polluter: Industrial installations producing titanium dioxide
Protection of/acceptor:
Human health and environment
Protected area:
EIA relevance:
The aim is to prevent/gradually reduce the pollution caused by waste products resulting from the production of titanium dioxide.

Notes

Prior approval is required for further introduction, sinking and storage of such waste.

Reference

Data source analysed: EC environment legislation (UREG, 1988)

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