Council Resolution of 7 February 1983 concerning the combating of water pollution
OJ C 46, 17.2.1983, p. 17–17 (DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL)
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COUNCIL RESOLUTION of 7 February 1983 concerning the combating of water pollution
THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,
Whereas the resolution of 7 February 1983 concerning an environment action programme (1982 to 1986) (1) lists as priority actions, the combating of the pollution of fresh water and sea water inter alia by implementing Directive 76/464/EEC (2);
Whereas the importance of combating water pollution has already been underlined in the 1973 (3) and 1977 (4) environment action programmes;
Whereas it is desirable to speed up proceedings by more active participation on the part of the Member States wherever possible;
Whereas it is therefore desirable to intensify research on a certain number of substances, in order to decide whether it is necessary to adopt specific Directives for those substances;
Takes note of the Commission communication to the Council of 22 June 1982 concerning dangerous substances which might be included in List I of Directive 76/464/EEC (5) and welcomes the effort made by the Commission preparatory to the further implementation of the said Directive;
States that the list of 129 substances contained in the Commission communication will serve as a basis for further work on the implementation of Directive 76/464/EEC;
Welcomes the fact that the Member States will endeavour to communicate to the Commission as soon as possible, and within three years at the latest, all readily available data concerning the list of 129 substances. When such data is being forwarded, prominence should be given to the following points: - production, use and discharges as per branch of industry,
- diffuse sources,
- concentration in surface water, sediments and organisms,
- remedial measures already taken and/or envisaged and their effect on the quantities discharged.
Initially, special attention will, as far as possible and where appropriate, be focussed on the substances mentioned in the Annex,
Understands that the Member States will endeavour to supply additional data, where useful, concerning substances for which studies by the Commission have been completed or are being carried out,
Notes that the Member States recognize the list of 129 substances as a provisional basis for any national measures to combat pollution of water by these substances, when applying the measures provided for in Directive 76/464/EEC,
Takes note that the Commission, after consulting national experts, will provide guidance to Member States on the content and form of the information to be communicated under this resolution in the light of their continuing study of the environmental hazards posed by the 129 substances contained in the abovementioned communication and will circulate all data collected under this resolution to all Member States,
Notes that the various undertakings by the Member States mentioned above will not under any circumstances be interpreted in such a way as to cause delay to the Commission's activities concerning the implementation of Directive 76/464/EEC.
Parathion (including methyl parathion). (1) See page 1 of this Official Journal. (2) OJ No L 129, 18.5.1976, p. 23. (3) OJ No C 112, 20.12.1973, p. 3. (4) OJ No C 139, 13.6.1977, p. 3. (5) OJ No C 176, 14.7.1982, p. 3.