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Prioritising chemicals for standard derivation under Annex VIII of the Water Framework Directive

Outline of the prioritisation approach used to identify chemicals for EQS development under Annex VIII of the Water Framework Directive and the results of the prioritisation exercise undertaken.

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Prioritising chemicals for standard derivation under Annex VIII of the Water Framework Directive

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A collaborative project between the Environment Agency and the Scotland and Northern Ireland Forum for Environmental Research (SNIFFER) was commissioned in 2004 to develop a robust and transparent methodology for identifying and prioritising Annex VIII chemicals in the UK, and to develop standards for the first tranche of Specific Pollutants. This report outlines the work that has been undertaken to meet the former objective. It details the development of a list of chemicals of concern and a prioritisation methodology, and summarises the results of the subsequent prioritisation exercise.

Published 1 May 2007