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Title: Bathing waters report 1993
Author: National Rivers Authority Welsh Region
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
EC Directives are agreements between the EC and Member States. Thus the interpretation of them at national level, their adoption into national law, and accountability for compliance with the terms of the directives, lies entirely with national governments. The EC Bathing Waters Directive (76/160/EEC) was intended primarily to safeguard public health and the environment by reducing the pollution of bathing waters and protecting such waters against further deterioration. Under the Water Act 1989, the NRA has been given the responsibility to carry out the necessary monitoring programmes in relation to certain water-related directives, which include the Bathing Waters directive, in England and Wales. The results from these monitoring programmes in Wales are submitted to the Welsh Office (WO) and the Department of the Environment (DoE). It is for such Government Departments, however, to interpret this and other such EC Directives within England and Wales, and it follows from the preceding paragraph that only they can assess 'compliance' or otherwise with the Directives.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1993
Publication Place: Cardiff
Subject Keywords: Bathing waterBathing Water DirectiveDirectives (European Union)Annual reports
Geographic Keywords: Wales
Extent: n.p. [32]
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:3360
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