Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive 91/271/EEC—snapshot
Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado
Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive 91/271/EEC—snapshot

The following Environment guidance note Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive 91/271/EEC—snapshot
  • Brexit impact
  • Purpose
  • Key definitions
  • Main changes to the Directive
  • Key requirements
  • Planning
  • Regulation
  • Monitoring
  • Reporting
  • more

Title Council Directive 91/271/EEC of 21 May 1991 concerning urban waste-water treatment (the Directive).

Latest consolidated version dates from January 2014.
Entry into force 29 May 1991
Transposition deadline 30 June 1993
Amendments See EUR-Lex document information—amended by.
Implementing legislation in England and Wales The Urban Waste Water Treatment (England and Wales) Regulations 1994, SI 1994/2841. The regulations implement the Directive in full. Entry into force 30 November 1994. These regulations were amended by Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010, SI 2010/675 (now Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016, SI 2016/1154) but the amendments are consequential and do not impact the implementing legislation per se.
The Urban Waste Water Treatment (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2003, SI 2003/1788. The amendments are minor and complement the main implementing legislation. Entry into force 11 August 2003. These regulations have been amended by the Natural Resources Body for Wales (Functions) Order 2013, SI 2013/755 but the amendments do not affect the implementation of the Directive.
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