List of chemicals for Water Framework Directive assessments

Use the Environmental Quality Standards Directive (EQSD) list when scoping an activity for a Water Framework Directive (WFD) assessment.



This publication lists priority substances and certain other polluting chemicals as set out in the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and Environmental Quality Standards Directive (EQSD).

Use this list during the water quality scoping stage of a WFD assessment. See Water Framework Directive assessments for estuarine and coastal waters for guidance on how to carry out an assessment.

Published 15 December 2016