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Decision No. 2455/2001/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the list of priority substances in the field of water policy and amending Directive 2000/60/EC.

Type of law

In accordance with article 16 (2) of Directive 2000/60/EC, the Commission shall submit a proposal setting out a list of priority substances selected amongst those which present a significant risk to or via the aquatic environment and identified by the assessment procedures referred therein. The list shall also include priority hazardous substances. The present Decision provides for the adoption of the list aforesaid, as it appears in the Annex hereto. The latter shall be inserted in Directive 2000/60/EC as Annex X.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
This Decision came into force on 15 December 2001.
Serial Imprint
Official Journal L 331, 15 December 2001, pp. 1-5.
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