Statutory guidance

State aid exemption: Water Framework Directive

Environment Agency state aid exemption from the European Commission, relating to Water Framework Directive objectives for 2017 to March 2021.

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This document explains how the state aid scheme using the agricultural block exemption regulation works.

The exemption requires specific and detailed criteria that must be fulfilled. It can include elements of:

  • habitat improvement
  • agricultural and non-agricultural diffuse pollution
  • invasive non-native species
Published 10 October 2013
Last updated 22 March 2017 + show all updates
  1. Page updated: Environment Agency state aid exemption from the European Commission, relating to Water Framework Directive objectives for 2017 to March 2021.
  2. Clarity provided in 'State Aid Compliance’ section regarding training aid.
  3. New document: Environment Agency State Aid exemption from the European Commission, relating to Water Framework Directive objectives.
  4. First published.