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Implementing the Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003: Development of environmental standards and conditions limits - phase II: A Consultation

DescriptionThe consultation provides information on a second set of standards and condition limits for healthy communities of aquatic plants and animals; as well as proposals to update the 2007 Directions. The proposed standards are based on the latest recommendations from the UK Technical Advisory Group
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Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateJune 27, 2008

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ISBN 978 0 7559 1744 0 (Web only publication)
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Contents

Foreword

1. Purpose

2. Consultation arrangements

3. Introduction - Environmental standards and condition limits

4. Overview of detailed proposals
4.1: water quality standards
4.2: water resources and morphological condition limits for surface waters
4.3: environmental quality standards for specific pollutants in surface waters
4.4: environmental quality standards for priority substances and other dangerous substances in surface waters
4.5: biological standards for surface waters
4.6: threshold values for groundwater
4.7: update of the 2007 Directions to include standards for "moderate" and "poor"

5. Conclusions

6. Next steps

ANNEXES - TECHNICAL TABLES AND NOTES
Annex 1: Surface water quality - proposed standards for temperature in rivers.
Annex 2: Surface water quality - proposed standards for phosphorus in freshwater and brackish lochs.
Annex 3: Surface water quality - proposed standards for nitrogen in transitional waters and coastal waters.
Annex 4: Surface water resources - proposed condition limits for river flows
Annex 5: Surface water resources - proposed condition limits for freshwater flows into transitional waters.
Annex 6: Surface water morphological condition limits - proposed condition limits for freshwater and brackish lochs.
Annex 7: Surface water morphological condition limits - proposed condition limits for transitional and coastal waters.
Annex 8: Surface water quality - environmental standards for specific pollutants.
Annex 9: Surface water quality - environmental quality standards for priority substances and other dangerous substances.
Annex 10: Surface water biological standards - biological standards for rivers.
Annex 11: Surface water biological standards - biological standards for freshwater and brackish lochs.
Annex 12: Surface water biological standards - biological standards for transitional waters and coastal waters.
Annex 13: Groundwater threshold values.
Annex 14: Surface water quality standards - amendments to the 2007 Directions.
Annex 15: Surface water resource standards - amendments to the 2007 Directions.
Annex 16: Surface water morphological condition limits - amendments to the 2007 Directions.