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European Union (Water Policy) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (S.I. No. 166 of 2022).

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These Regulations extensively amend the European Communities (Water Policy) Regulations, 2003 by inserting new provisions and modifying existing ones in relation to, among other thing: interpretations ( poor or bad status and water services ); quality elements applicable to artificial and heavily modified surface water bodies; setting of chemical quality standards and quality standard; monitoring of ecological status and chemical status for surface waters; groundwater monitoring; surveillance monitoring; operational monitoring; standards for sampling of water quality elements; preparation, review and updating of river basin management plans; characterisation of surface water body types; Ecoregions and surface water body types; establishment of type-specific reference conditions for surface water body types; register of protected areas required under Article 6 of the Water Directive and article 8; normative Definitions of ecological status classifications.
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Legislation Amendment