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NumberInstrument NameDetails
84/360/EECCombating of air pollution from industrial plants
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96/62/ECAmbient Air Quality Framework
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2001/81/ECNational Emission Ceilings for Certain Atmospheric Pollutants
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2003/73/EC Commission Directive 2003/73/EC of 24 July 2003 amending Annex III to Directive 1999/94/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 1999 relating to the availability of consumer information on fuel economy and CO2 emissions in respect of the marketing of new passenger cars of the European Parliament and of the Council (Text with EEA relevance)
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2004/107/ECDirective 2004/107/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 December 2004 relating to arsenic, cadmium, mercury, nickel and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in ambient air
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2003/87/EC (amending 96/61/EC)Scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading.
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COM (2004) 818Report from the Commission: Catching up with the Community’s Kyoto target
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2004/101/ECamending Directive 2003/87/EC establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community, in respect of the Kyoto Protocol's project mechanismsText with EEA relevance
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COM (2005) 446Communication from the Commission to the Council and the Europena Parliament: Thematic Strategy on Air Pollution
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COM (2005) 447Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on Ambient Air Quality and Cleaner Air for Europe
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COM (2005) 615Communication from the Commission Report on the Demonstrable progress under the Kyoto Protocol (required under Article 5(3) of Decision 280/2004/EC concerning a mechanism for monitoring Community greenhouse gas emissions and for implementing the Kyoto Protocol) {SEC(2005) 1564}
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COM(2005) 459 finalCommunication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee Reducing the Climate Change Impact of Aviation
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COM(2005) 655 finalReport from the Commisssion Progress towards achieving the Community's Kyoto Target (required under Article 3(1) of Decision 280/2004/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning a mechanism for monitoring Community greenhouse gas emissions and for implementing the Kyoto Protocol)
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COM(2006) 40 finalCommunication from the Commission 4th National Communication from the European Community under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) (required under Article 12 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change)
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COM (2004) 845Report from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament Review of Council Directive 1999/30/EC relating to limit values for sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and oxides of nitrogen, particulate matter and lead in ambient air, with consideration of Council Directive 96/62/EC on ambient air quality assessment and management
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2003/87/ECDirective 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 October 2003 establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community and amending Council Directive 96/61/EC
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2008/50DIRECTIVE 2008/50/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 21 May 2008 on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe
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2008/101/ECDIRECTIVE 2008/101/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 19 November 2008 amending Directive 2003/87/EC so as to include aviation activities in the scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community
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1994/63On the control of volatile organic compound emissions (VOCs) resulting from the storage of petrol and its distribution from terminals to service stations
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1984/360on combating of air pollution from industrial plants
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2009/126/ECDIRECTIVE 2009/126/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 21 October 2009 on Stage II petrol vapour recovery during refuelling of motor vehicles at service stations
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2004/42of 21 April 2004 on the limitation of emissions of volatile organic compounds due to the use of organic solvents in certain paints and varnishes and vehicle refinishing products and amending Directive1999/13/EC
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2004/147Directive 2004/147 relating to arsenic, cadmimum, mercury, nickel and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in ambient air
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NumberInstrument NameDetails
COM(2005) 540 finalReport of the Commission on the implementation of Directive 96/61/EC concerning integrated pollution prevention and control
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COM(2006) 543Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning integrated pollution prevention and control (Codified version)
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COM (2006) 745Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the export and import of dangerous chemicals
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COM (2006) 747Report from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on the operation of Regulation (EC) No 304/2003 concerning the export and import of dangerous chemicals
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COM (2006) 636Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on the banning of exports and the safe storage of metallic mercury
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SEC (2007) 972 finalRecommendation from the Commission to the Council concerning proposals, on behalf of the European Community together with the Member States, for amendments to annex A of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
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2010/75/EUDirective 2010/75/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of of 24 November 2010 on industrial emissions (integrated pollution prevention and control)
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NumberInstrument NameDetails
2004/35/ECEnvironmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of Environmental Damage
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2003/4 repealing 90/313/EC Environmental Information
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2003/35/EC (amending 96/61/EEC and 85/337/EEC)Directive 2003/35/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 May 2003, providing for public participation in respect of the drawing up of certain plans and programmes relating to the environment and amending, with regard to public participation and access to justice, Council Directive 85/337/EEC and 96/61/EC
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2001/42/ECStrategic Environmental Assessment
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85/337/EEC (amended by 97/11/EC and 2005/35/EC)Environment Impact Assessment
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COM(2003) 624 Memorandum on proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on access to justice in environmental matters
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2007/2/ECDirective 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 March 2007 establishing an Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE)
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COM (2007) 470Proposal for a Council Decision on the approval, on behalf of the European Community, of the first and the second amendments to the UN/ECE Espoo Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (presented by the Commission)
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NumberInstrument NameDetails
2001/80/EC (repealing 1988/609/EEC)Limitations of emissions of certain pollutants into the air from large combustion plants
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94/63/ECControl of Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions (Storage of Petrol and its Distribution)
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96/61/EC (amended by 2003/87/EC and 2003/35/EC)Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control
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87/217/EECPrevention and Reduction of Environmental Pollution by Asbestos
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1999/13/EC (amended by Directive 2004/42)Limitation of Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds due to the use of Organic Solvents in Certain Activities Installations
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2003/105/EC (repealing 96/82/EC and 82/501/EEC)Control of Major Accident Hazards
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2008/1/ECIntegrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC)
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NumberInstrument NameDetails
92/43/EC as amended by 97/62/ECThe conservation of natural habitats, wild fauna and flora
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83/129/EEC as amended by 85/444/EEC and 89/73/EECImportation into Member States of skins of certain seal pups and products derived there from
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2001/18/EC as amended by Regulation 1830/2003/EC and repealing Directive 90/220/EECDeliberate Release of GMOs
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90/219/EEC as amended by 94/51/EC, 98/81/EC, 91/448/EEC, 96/134/EC and 2001/204/ECContained Use of Genetically Modified Micro-Organisms
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COM (2002) 539Communication from the Commission: Towards a Thematic Strategy on the Marine Environment
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COM(2004)193Proposal for a Council Decision on Zea mays L. line NK603 genetically modified for glyphosate tolerance
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COM(2005)504 finalCommunication from the Commisssion to the Council and the European Parliament on the Thematic Strategy on the Protection and Conservation of the Marine Environment
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COM(2005) 505 finalProposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a Framework for Community Action in the field of Marine Environmental Policy (Marine Strategy Directive)
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NumberInstrument NameDetails
2002/49/ECAssessment and Management of Environmental Noise
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NumberInstrument NameDetails
COM(2006)818 Proposal for a Directive amending Directive 2003/87/EC so as to include aviation activities in the scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community
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COM (2006) 799Report from the Commission - Assigned Amount Report of the European Union (required under Article 7(1) of Decision 280/2004/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning a mechanism for monitoring Community greenhouse gas emissions and for implementing the Kyoto Protocol)
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COM (2006) 658Report from the Commission progress towards achieving the Kyoto objectives (required under Decision 280/2004/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning a mechanism for monitoring Community greenhouse gas emissions and for implementing the Kyoto Protocol
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COM (2004) 818Report from the Commission: Catching up with the Community’s Kyoto target.
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COM (2005) 615Communication from the Commission Report on the Demonstrable progress under the Kyoto Protocol (required under Article 5(3) of Decision 280/2004/EC concerning a mechanism for monitoring Community greenhouse gas emissions and for implementing the Kyoto Protocol)
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COM (2007) 2Communication from the Commission the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: Limiting Global Climate Change to 2 degrees Celsius.The way ahead for 2020 and beyond
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COM (2006) 676Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: Building a global carbon market – Report pursuant to Article 30 of Directive 2003/87/EC
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COM(2007) 354 Green paper from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions Adapting to climate change in Europe – options for EU action
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COM (2006) 758Proposal for a Council Decision concerning placing on the market, in accordance with Directive 2001/18/EC of the European parliament and of the Council, of a carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus L., line 123.2.38) genetically modified for flower colour
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COM (2006) 920Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2001/18/CE concerning the deliberate release into the environment of genetically modified organisms, as regards the implementing powers conferred to the Commission
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COM (2006) 713Proposal for a Council Decision concerning the provisional prohibition of the use and sale in Hungary of genetically modified maize (Zea mays L. line MON810) expressing the Bt cryIA(b) gene, pursuant to Directive 2001/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (Only the Hungarian text is authentic
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COM (2007) 336Proposal for a Council Decision concerning the placing on the market, in accordance with Directive 2001/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, of a potato product (Solanum tuberosum L. line EH92-527-1) genetically modified for enhanced content of the amylopectin component of starch
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COM(2007)402Proposal for a Council Decision authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of, or produced from genetically modified maize 1507xNK603 (DAS-Ø15Ø7-1xMON-ØØ6Ø3-6) pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council
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COM (2005) 17Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament: 2004 Environmental Policy Review
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COM(2006) 475 final Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament Establishing an Environment Strategy for the Mediterranean
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COM (2007) 51Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of the environment through criminal law
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COM (2007) 195Comunication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament:2006 Environment Policy Review
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COM (2007) 140Green Paper on Economic Instruments for Environment and Related Policy Purposes
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2008/53/ECMarine Strategy Framework Directive
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NumberInstrument NameDetails
92/3/EURATOMShipments of Radioactive Waste
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82/833/EECWaste from the Titanium Dioxide Industry, , Surveillance and Monitoring of Waste from the Titanium Dioxide Industry (Not applicable to Malta)
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92/112/EECHarmonising Programmes for Reduction and Eventual Elimination of Waste from the Titanium Dioxide Industry
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91/157/EEC Batteries and Accumulators Containing Certain Dangerous Substances
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93/86/EECAdapting to Technical Progress Council Directive 91/157/EEC on Batteries and Accumulators containing Certain Dangerous Substances
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86/278/EECProtection of the Environment and in particular of the Soil when sewage sludge is used in agriculture
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75/442/EECWaste Framework
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91/689/EECHazardous Waste
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1999/31/ECLandfill of Waste
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94/62/EECPackaging and Packaging Waste
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96/59/ECDisposal of Polychlorinated biphenyls and polychlorinated terphenyls
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2000/53/ECEnd of Life Vehicles
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2003/108/EC amending 2002/96/ECWaste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
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2000/76/EC (repealing 89/369/EEC)Incineration of Waste
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89/429/EEC repealed by Directive 2000/76/EC on the incineration of wasteDirective 89/429/EEC on the reduction of air pollution from existing municipal waste incineration plants
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2003/0282 (COD)Memorandum on the Proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on batteries and accumulators and spent batteries and accumulators
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COD (2003)/0283Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste (Codified Version)
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78/176/EECCouncil Directive 78/176/EEC of 20 February 1978 on waste from the titanium dioxide industry (Not applicable to Malta)
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2005/20/ECDirective 2005/20/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2005 amending Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste
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COM(2005) 670 finalCommunication from the Commission to the Council the European Parliament, the Economic and Social, Committee and the Committee of the Regions, Taking sustainable use of resources forward.
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COM(2005) 667 Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste (presented by the Commission)
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2006/21/ECDirective of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Management of waste from extractive industries and amending Directive 2004/35/EC
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COM (2005) 105Report from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament: on the national strategies for the reduction of biodegradable waste going to landfills pursuant to Article (1) of Directive 1999/31/EC on the landfill of waste
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COM(2007) 59 finalCommunication from the Council and the European Parliament on the Interpretative Communication on waste and by-products
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COM(2006) 767 finalReport from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on the Implementation of Directive 94/62/EC on Packaging and Packaging Waste and its impact on the Environment, as well as on the functioning of the Internal Market
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COM(2006) 922 finalProposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2000/53/CE on end-of life vehicles, as regards the implementing powers conferred to the Commission(presented by the Commission)
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COM(2007) 5 FINAL Report from the commission to the council and the european parliament on the targets contained in Article 7(2)(b) of Directive 2000/53/EC on end of life vehicles
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COM(2007) 93 finalProposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2006/66/EC on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators, as regards the implementing powers conferred on the Commission
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COM (2007) 269Green Paper on On better ship dismantling
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2008/98Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008 on waste and repealing certain Directives (Waste Framework Directive)
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82/883/EECof 3 December 1982 on procedures for the surveillance and monitoring of environments concerned by waste from the titanium dioxide industry
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94/31/EC amending Directive 91/689/EECof 27 June 1994 amending Directive 91/689/EEC on hazardous waste
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75/439/EECof 22 December 1986 amending Directive 75/439/EEC on the disposal of waste oils
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94/67/EC repealed by the Directive 2000/76/EC on the incineration of hazardous waste
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2006/66/ECon batteries and accumulatorsand waste batteries and accumulators and repealing Directive 91/157/EEC
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2006/117/Euratomon the supervision and control of shipments of radioactive waste and spent fuel
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2008/12/ECamending Directive 2006/66/EC on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators, as regards the implemeting powers conferred on the Commission
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2008/33/ECamending Directive 2000/53/ED on end-of-life vehicles, as regards the implemeting powers conferred on the Commission
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89/369 repealed by Directive 2000/76/EC on the incineration of wastePrevention of Air Pollution from existing municipal waste incineration plants
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89/429 repealed by Directive 2000/76/EC on the incineration of waste Directive 89/429 on the reduction of Air pollution from exisiting municipal waste incineration plants
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2002/96Directive 2002/96 on waste and electrical and electronic equipment
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2008/34amending Direcive 2002/96 on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), as regards the implementing powers conferred on the Commission
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NumberInstrument NameDetails
84/491/EECLimit Values and Quality Objectives for discharges of hexachlorocyclohexane
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79/923/EECQuality required for Shellfish Waters
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76/464/EECPollution Caused by Certain Dangerous Substances Discharged Into the Aquatic Environment
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82/176/EECLimit Values and Quality Objectives for Mercury Discharges by the Chlor-alkali Electrolysis Industry (n/a For Malta)
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84/156/EECLimit Values and Quality Objectives for Mercury Discharges by Sectors Other Than the Chlor-Alkali Electrolysis Industry
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83/513/EECLimit Values and Quality Objectives for Cadmium Discharges
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78/659/EECQuality of Fresh Waters Supporting Fish Life (Protection and Improvement)
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91/271/EECUrban Waste Water
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91/676/EECProtection of Waters Against Pollution Caused by Nitrates from Agricultural Sources
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2000/60/ECWater Framework
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Directive 2006/11/ECDirective 2006/11/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 February 2006 on pollution caused by certain dangerous substances discharged into the aquatic environment of the Community (Codified version) (Text with EEA relevance)
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COM(2006) 397 finalProposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on environmental quality standards in the field of water policy and amending Directive 2000/60/EC
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COM(2006) 398 finalCommunication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament integrated prevention and control of chemical pollution of surface waters in the European Union
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COM (2007) 120Final Report from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on implementation of Council Directive 91/676/EEC concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources for the period 2000-2003
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Directive 2008/105/ECDirective 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 amending Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council
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2009/90/EClaying down, pusuant to Directive 2000/60/EC of the Europan Parliament and of the Council, technical specifications for chemical analysis and monitoring of water status.
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1991/676 on the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources
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