March 2019 legislation updates for Ireland.


The European Union Environmental Objectives (Surface Waters) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (SI No. 77 of 2019) amend the European Communities Environmental Objectives (Surface Waters) Regulations 2009 (SI No. 272 of 2009) to give effect to Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/229 and Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/840. The Regulations update existing environmental standards used in the assessment of ecological status, mainly by providing additional boundary values for existing environmental quality standards and the inclusion of a new environmental quality standard for total phosphorus in lakes.

Published: 12 March 2019

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