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Public Health (Water Framework) Rules 2004.

Type of law
Regulation
Date of original text
Source

Abstract
These Rules, as granted by the Section 337 of the Public Health Act and all other enabling powers and in order to transpose Council Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy are, are here providing for the complete set of provisions, environmental standards and issues as regards the water sector and water management on the territory of Gibraltar. These Rules, as granted by the Section 337 of the Public Health Act and all other enabling powers and in order to transpose Council Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy are, are here providing for the complete set of provisions, environmental standards and issues as regards the water sector and water management on the territory of Gibraltar.
The text is divided into 23 Rules, as follows: Title; Interpretation; Duties; Designation of river basin districts; Characterization of river basin district; Economic analysis of water use in river basin district; Bodies of water used for the abstraction of drinking water; Combined approach for point and diffuse sources; Register of protected areas; Monitoring programmes; Use of information gathered from monitoring; Environmental objectives and programmes of measures; Environmental quality standards; EQS Monitoring; Priority substances tending to accumulate in sediment or biota; Transboundary pollution; River basin management plans; Mixing zones; River basin district management plans: public information and consultation; River basin management plans: approval; River basin management plans: review; Supplementary plans; Duty to have regard to river basin management plans and supplementary plans; Publication of information; Inventory of emissions, discharges and losses; Watch list; Recovery of costs; International coordination; Coordination; Directions; Appeal; Offences by corporate bodies; Miscellaneous.
This text involves the provisions contained in the following documents: Council Directive 82/176/EEC of 22 March 1982 on limit values and quality objectives for mercury discharges by the chlor-alkali electrolysis industry; Council Directive 83/513/EEC of 26 September 1983 on limit values and quality objectives for cadmium discharges; Council Directive 84/156/EEC of 8 March 1984 on limit values and quality objectives for mercury discharges by sectors other than the chlor-alkali electrolysis industry; Council Directive 84/491/EEC of 9 October 1984 on limit values and quality objectives for discharges of hexachlorocyclohexane; Council Directive 86/280/EEC of 12 June 1986 on limit values and quality objectives for discharges of certain dangerous substances included in List I of the Annex to Directive 76/464/EEC; Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy; Directive 2008/105/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on environmental quality standards in the field of water policy, amending and subsequently repealing Council Directives 82/176/EEC, 83/513/EEC, 84/156/EEC, 84/491/EEC, 86/280/EEC and amending Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council; Commission Directive 2009/90/EC of 31 July 2009 laying down, pursuant to Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, technical specifications for chemical analysis and monitoring of water status; Directive 2013/39/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 August 2013 amending Directives 2000/60/EC and 2008/105/EC as regards priority substances in the field of water policy; and Commission Directive 2014/101/EU of 30 October 2014 amending Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy.
Schedules 1-11 are also part of this publication (Functional enactments; Map of Gibraltar River Basin District; Characterization etc; Economic analysis; Protected areas; Water status; Environmental objectives; River basin management plans; Environmental Quality standards for priority substances and certain other pollutants; List of priority substances in the field of water policy; Minimum performance criteria for methods of analysis and rules for demonstrating the quality of analytical results).
Date of consolidation/reprint
Entry into force notes
These Rules entered into operation on the day of the original publication (7 October 2004).
Notes
Consolidated version.
Repealed
No
Publication reference
2004/098-2016/097
Source language

English

Legislation Amendment
No