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10. PROGRAMME OF MEASURES REPORTED AT RBD/SUB-UNIT LEVEL (SCHEMA RBMPPOM)

The WFD requires that, within each RBD, a Programme of Measures (PoM) is established to address the significant issues identified and to allow the achievement of the objectives established under Article 4. The Directive further specifies that the PoM shall include as a minimum ‘basic measures’ and, where necessary to achieve objectives, ‘supplementary measures’.

Basic measures as a minimum must comprise:

  1. Measures required to implement existing Community water legislation and other environmental legislation (set out in Article 10 and in Part A of Annex VI – detailed below).
  2. Measures to implement Article 9 (cost recovery).
  3. Measures to promote efficient and sustainable water use.
  4. Measures to protect drinking water quality and reduce level of treatment required.
  5. Measures to control abstraction from surface and groundwater.
  6. Measures to control recharging of groundwater.
  7. Measures to control point source discharges.
  8. Measures to prevent or control inputs of diffuse pollutants.
  9. Measures to address any other significant impacts on status, in particular the hydromorphological condition.
  10. Measures to prohibit direct discharges to groundwater.
  11. Measures to eliminate or reduce pollution by Priority Substances.
  12. Measures to prevent accidental pollution.

Legislation in Article 10 and in Part A of Annex VI:

(i) The Bathing Water Directive (76/160/EEC).

(ii) The Birds Directive (79/409/EEC).

(iii) The Drinking Water Directive (80/778/EEC) as amended by Directive (98/83/EC).

(iv) The Major Accidents (Seveso) Directive (96/82/EC).

(v) The Environmental Impact Assessment Directive (85/337/EEC).

(vi) The Sewage Sludge Directive (86/278/EEC).

(vii) The Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (91/271/EEC).

(viii) The Plant Protection Products Directive (91/414/EEC).

(ix) The Nitrates Directive (91/676/EEC).

(x) The Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC).

(xi) The Integrated Pollution Prevention Control Directive (96/61/EC).

Supplementary measures are those measures designed and implemented in addition to the basic measures where they are necessary to achieve the Environmental Objectives of the WFD as established in Article 4 and Annex V. Supplementary measures can include additional legislative powers, fiscal measures, research, educational campaigns that go beyond the basic measures and are deemed necessary for the achievement of objectives.

According to Article 11(5), additional measures may be necessary when a water body is unlikely to achieve the objectives under Article 4, after the adoption of the measures under the first RBMP. If the implementation of an additional measure lasts longer than one river basin management planning cycle this measure becomes either a basic or supplementary measure.

Measures should be targeted in terms of their type and extent to ensure that pressures are addressed and that this will deliver improvements towards achieving good status or potential in individual water bodies. The measures should be designed based on the assessment of the actual status of the water body, supplemented with the information from the analysis of pressures and impacts affecting the water body.

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Class PoM

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  2. In addition to those general schema element level comments, we welcome your views on: a) whether you think this Class can be simplified;  and b) whether you think the linkages with other reporting Classes or Schemas can be improved, and how;

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euSubUnitCode - Conditional.

If applicable, report the unique EU code of the Sub-unit. If there are no sub-units this element does not need to be reported and the reporting of the information is done at RBD level. Sub-units are only relevant for surface water. 

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surfaceWaterOrGroundwater - Required.(SWBorGWB_Enum)

Select surface water or groundwater in turn from the enumeration list where measures are required to achieve the WFD Environmental Objectives. 

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Class SignificantPressureSubstanceFailing

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significantPressureOrSubstanceFailing - Required.(SignificantPressureOrSubstanceFailingType_Union_Enum)

Select in turn:

- each significant pressure type in turn from the enumeration list that is, by itself or in combination with other pressures, significant in terms of Environmental Objectives not being met (i.e. is causing failure of good ecological status or potential or failure of good chemical status),

- each Priority Substance that is causing failure of good chemical status

- each RBSP that is causing failure of good ecological status or potential

and for which measures are required to reduce the pressure to a level and extent that enables the Environmental Objectives to be met. More than one significant pressure type may be selected.

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significantPressureOrSubstanceFailingOther - Conditional.

If ‘significantPressureOrSubstanceFailing’ is ‘EEA_00-00-0 Other chemical parameter’ please indicate in this field the CAS number (if relevant) and the name of the pollutant or indicator.

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useArticle45Beyond2027 - Required.(useArticle45Beyond2027_Enum)

For each significant pressure type and chemical substance reported, select the estimated percentage of water bodies from the enumeration list for which it is expected that less stringent objectives will be set under WFD Article 4(5) in the third cycle, i.e. the percentage of water bodies that are not expected to achieve good status or potential by 2027. If the information is not available, select ‘No information’.

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Class IndicatorGap

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indicatorGap - Required.(IndicatorPressure_Enum)

For each significant pressure type or chemical substance reported, select the pre-defined quantitative indicator of the scale and extent of the pressure or chemical substance that is to be reduced by measures to achieve Environmental Objectives. This is the gap to be filled to meet objectives. At least one of the pre-defined quantitative indicators must be selected from the enumeration list although more than one may be appropriate for the situation in the RBD.

Select the ‘PO99 – Other indicator’ option from the enumeration list to report details of additional quantitative indicators developed by the Member State in the relevant schema elements.

For indicative purposes, the pressures and chemical substances have been mapped to the pre-defined Key Types of Measure (KTMs) (see Annex 3). Quantitative indicators have been proposed for each pressure or chemical substance causing failure and the relevant KTMs.

All indicators are defined in terms of what needs to be done to achieve Environmental Objectives (i.e. good ecological status or potential or good chemical status). This means that the value of the indicator will be reduced with time as measures are implemented. A value of 0 is comparable with 100 % good ecological status or potential or good chemical status. Any ‘Other’ indicator reported by Member States should be constructed in the same way.

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indicatorGapOther - Conditional.

If ‘PO99 – Other indicator’ has been reported in indicatorGap, report a short name and description of the quantitative indicator of the scale and extent of the pressure or chemical substance that is to be reduced by measures to achieve Environmental Objectives. This is the gap to be filled to meet objectives. More than one ‘Other’ indicator may be reported.

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indicatorGapValue2015 - Required.

For each pre-defined quantitative indicator selected in indicatorGap, report the expected value of that indicator at the start of the second cycle in 2015.

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indicatorGapValue2021 - Required.

For each pre-defined quantitative indicator selected in IndicatorGap, report the expected value of that indicator at the start of the third cycle in 2021.

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indicatorGapValue2027 - Optional.

For each pre-defined quantitative indicator selected in IndicatorGap, report the expected value of that indicator at the end of the third cycle in 2027.

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Class KeyTypeMeasureIndicator

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keyTypeMeasure - Required.(KTM_Enum)

For each significant pressure type and chemical substance reported, report the pre-defined Key Types of Measure (KTMs) that will be made operational to reduce the pressure or chemical substance.

 

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keyTypeMeasureOther - Conditional.

For each significant pressure type and chemical substance reported, report the name of Key Types of Measure (KTMs) if the pre-defined KTMs are not appropriate that will be made operational to reduce the pressure or chemical substance. More than one new KTM may be reported.

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keyTypeMeasureIndicator - Required.(IndicatorKTM_Enum)

Select the pre-defined quantitative indicator from the enumeration list that relates to each pre-defined KTM reported in keyTypeMeasure. The indicator selected should give an indication of the remaining measures that will need to be made operational to achieve Environmental Objectives.

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keyTypeMeasureIndicatorOther - Conditional.

If ‘KO99 – Other indicator’ has been reported in keyTypeMeasureIndicator, report a short name and description of the quantitative indicator relating to the KTMs. More than one ‘Other’ indicator may be reported.

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keyTypeMeasureIndicatorValue2015 - Required.

For each pre-defined quantitative indicator relating to the KTMs selected in keyTypeMeasureIndicator, report the expected value of that indicator at the start of the second planning cycle in 2015.

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keyTypeMeasureIndicatorValue2021 - Required.

For each pre-defined quantitative indicator relating to the KTMs selected in keyTypeMeasureIndicator, report the expected value of that indicator at the start of the third cycle in 2021.

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keyTypeMeasureIndicatorValue2027 - Optional.

For each pre-defined quantitative indicator relating to the KTMs selected in keyTypeMeasureIndicator, report the expected value of that indicator at the end of the third cycle in 2027.

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Class KTM

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keyTypeMeasure - Required.(KTM_Enum)

Select each appropriate pre-defined Key Type of Measure (KTM) or ‘KTM99 – Other key type measure reported under PoM’ in turn from the enumeration list used to reduce significant pressures in the RBD.

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keyTypeMeasureOther - Conditional.

For each significant pressure type and chemical substance reported, report the name of Key Types of Measure (KTMs) if the pre-defined KTMs are not appropriate that will be made operational to reduce the pressure or chemical substance. More than one New KTM may be reported.

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Class: Measure

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measureCode - Required.

For each pre-defined or new KTM report the unique code of each national or RBD specific measure incorporated into the KTM.

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measureName - Required.

Provide the name for each national or RBD measure. This should reflect the pressure that is being tackled by the measure.

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measureType - Required.(: MeasureType_Enum)

For each pre-defined or new KTM indicate whether each national or RBD specific measure incorporated into the KTM is a basic measure as required under Article 11(3)(a) or Article 11(3)(b-l), or a supplementary measure as required under Article 11.4 when basic measures are not enough to tackle specific significant pressures.

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basicMeasureType - Conditional.(BasicMeasureType_Enum)

For each national or RBD specific measure incorporated into the KTM which is a basic measure, select from the enumeration list to which type of basic measure it corresponds. More than one option may be selected per measure.

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msfdRelevance - Required.(YesNoLandlocked_Union_Enum)

For each national or RBD specific measure incorporated into the KTM, report if it is relevant for the purpose of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive or not.

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measureReference - Required.(ReferenceType )

Provide references or hyperlinks to the relevant documents and sections where specific information on the national or RBD specific measures can be found. Guidance on what should be included in this document is provided in Section 10.1.9. 

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Guidance on the contents of RBMPs/background documents

(Please see the full text of this sub-section in the WFD Reporting Guidance 2016 or above chapter)

Include here any comments that relate to the information contained in this sub-section of the Reporting Guidance, namely concerning information you think could/should be reported electronically and information which you believe should not be included in the River Basin Management Plans or background documents.

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