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10.2. Targeted questions on basic measures and other aspects

The targeted questions included in the schema refer to Article 11(3) paragraphs b to l. Article 11.3 states that basic measures are the minimum requirements to be complied with and shall consist of measures under Article 11.3.a (i.e. those required to implement Community legislation for the protection of water) and those given under Article 11.3. b to l). While Article 11.3 (a-l) is prescriptive, the precise type of measure can be defined by the Member States depending on the specific pressures in a RBD. The targeted questions are asked in order to identify whether basic measures under Article 11.3 b to l have been planned for the second planning cycle and, in particular, the contribution they are expected to make to fill the gap to the achievement of WFD Environmental Objectives in the second and third planning cycles (the so-called "gap analysis"). An option has been included in each case in the event that basic measures of the relevant type have been implemented in the previous cycle and no modifications or additional measures are expected, the relevant reply should be selected ‘Measures already implemented and made operational and no new measures or significant modifications expected’.

For each targeted question please provide a precise reference to a document or section of the RBMP which describes the existing measures, the planned implementation of any new measure or significant change to existing measure for the second (and, if relevant, the third) planning cycle and the contribution it is expected to make to the achievement of WFD Environmental Objectives. Please avoid general references to the PoMs, but make a precise reference to the section including the relevant measures for each question.

See section on the Guidance on the contents of RBMPs/background documents for more detail of the information expected to be provided in the RBMP and background documents.

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Class: TargetedQ

  1. Please include here any comments which apply to all the schema elements in this Class.
  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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basicMeasuresArt113c - Required.(BasicMeasuresArt113c_Enum)

Indicate whether there are measures promoting efficient and sustainable water use in order to avoid compromising the achievement of the objectives specified in Article 4 (Article 11.3.c) (e.g. water metering and allocations). 

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basicMeasuresArt113d - Required.(BasicMeasuresArt113d_Enum)

Indicate whether there are measures to meet the requirements of Article 7, including measures to safeguard water quality in order to reduce the level of purification treatment required for the production of drinking water (i.e. have safeguard zones been established) (Article 11.3.d). 

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basicMeasuresArt113ePermit - Required.(BasicMeasures_Enum)

Indicate whether there is a concession, authorisation and/or permitting regime to control water abstractions (Article 11.3.e).  

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basicMeasuresArt113eRegister - Required.(BasicMeasures_Enum)

Indicate whether there is a register of abstractions (Article 11.3.e). 

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basicMeasuresArt113eThreshold - Required.(BasicMeasuresArt113eThreshold_Enum)

Indicate whether there are thresholds below which abstractions do not require permits and are not subject to registration (Article 11.3.e). 

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basicMeasuresArt113eImpoundment - Required.(BasicMeasruesArt113eImpoundment_Enum)

Indicate whether there is a concession, authorisation and/or permitting regime to control water impoundment, and/or a register of impoundments (Article 11.3.e).

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basicMeasuresArt113f - Required.(BasicMeasuresArt113f_Enum)

Indicate whether controls are in place, including a requirement for prior authorisation of artificial recharge or augmentation of groundwater bodies (Article 11.3.f).

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basicMeasuresArt113gPermit - Required.(BasicMeasures_Enum)

Indicate whether there is an authorisation and/or permitting regime to control waste water point source discharges (Article 11.3.g). 

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basicMeasuresArt113gRegister - Required.(BasciMeasures_Enum)

Indicate whether there is a register of waste water discharges (Article 11.3.g).

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basicMeasuresArt113gThreshold - Required.(BasicMeasuresArt113gThreshold_Enum)

Indicate whether there are thresholds below which waste water discharges do not require permits and are not subject to registration (Article 11.3.g).

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basicMeasuresArt113hRules - Required.(BasicMeasuresArt113hRules_Enum)

Indicate whether there are general binding rules for the control of diffuse pollution from agriculture

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basicMeasuresArt113hIssues - Conditional.(BasicMeasuresArt113hIssues_Enum)

Report the issues covered if there are general binding rules.

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basicMeasuresArt113iPermit - Required.(YesNoCode_Enum)

Indicate whether there is an authorisation and/or permitting regime to control physical modifications to the water bodies.

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basicMeasuresArt113iRiparian - Conditional.(YesNoCode_Enum)

If there is an authorisation and/or permitting regime to control physical modifications to the water bodies, indicate whether the regime covers changes to the riparian area of water bodies.

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basicMeasuresArt113iRegister - Required.(YesNoCode_Enum)

Indicate whether there is a register of physical modifications of water bodies.

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basicMeasuresArt113j - Required.(BasicMeasuresArt113j_Enum)

Indicate whether there is a prohibition of direct discharges (Article 11.3.j).

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basicMeasuresArt113k - Required.(YesNoCode_Enum)

Indicate whether, in accordance with action taken pursuant to Article 16, there are measures to eliminate pollution of surface waters by those substances specified in the list of Priority Substances agreed pursuant to Article 16(2) and to progressively reduce pollution by other substances which would otherwise prevent Member States from achieving the objectives for the bodies of surface waters as set out in Article 4 (Article 11.3.k).

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basicMeasuresArt113c-kReference - Required.(ReferenceType)

Provide references or hyperlinks to the relevant document and section where specific information can be found on the application of basic measures (Article 11.3.c-k). Guidance on what should be included in this document is provided in Section 10.2.3.

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Class: TargetedQ (continued)

  1. Please include here any comments which apply to all the schema elements in this Class.
  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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waterReUse - Required.(YesNoCode_Enum)

Indicate whether re-use of water (e.g. from waste water treatment or industrial installations) is considered to have a lower environmental impact than other alternative water supplies (e.g. water transfers or desalinisation).

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waterReUseMeasure - Required.(YesNoCode_Enum)

Indicate whether re-use of water has been included in the RBMP as a measure in terms of managing water resources. 

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ecologicalFlow - Required.(EcologicalFlow_Enum)

Indicate whether ecological flows have been derived for all water bodies at risk of failing the Environmental Objectives due to abstractions, flow diversions or impoundments.

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ecologicalFlowImplementation - Conditional.(EcologicalFlowImplementation_Enum)

Indicate whether the ecological flows already available have been implemented in all relevant water bodies.

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climateChange - Required. (YesNoCode_Enum)

Indicate whether projected climate changes have been assessed and taken into account in the second RBMP and PoM.

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climateChangeGuidance - Conditional.(YesNoCode_Enum)

Indicate whether the CIS Guidance Document No. 24 ‘River basin in a changing climate’ has been used for taking climate change into account in the second RBMP and PoM.

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climateChangeAspectsConsidered - Conditional.(ClimateChangeAspectsConsidered_Enum)

Select the aspects relating to climate change from the enumeration list that have been undertaken or considered in the second RBMP and PoM.

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floodsDirective - Required.(YesNoCode_Enum)

The Floods Directive requires that the development of the first Flood Risk Management Plans should be carried out in co-ordination with the review of the WFD RBMPs. Indicate whether the objectives and requirements of the Floods Directive have been considered in the second RBMP and PoM.

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winWinNWRMDroughtsFloods - Required.(YesNoCode_Enum)

Indicate whether specific win-win measures in terms of achieving the objectives of the WFD and Floods Directive, drought management and use of Natural Water Retention Measures (NWRM) have been included in the PoM.

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structuralMeasures - Required.(YesNoCode_Enum)

Indicate whether the design of new and existing structural measures, such as flood defences, storage dams and tidal barriers, have been adapted to take into account WFD Environmental Objectives.

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msfdCoOrdination - Required.(YesNoLandlockedType_Union_Enum)

Indicate whether the preparations of the RBMP and PoM have been co-ordinated with the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. 

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msfdAssessment - Required.(YesNoLandlockedType_Union_Enum)

Indicate whether the need for additional measures or more stringent measures beyond those required by the WFD in order to contribute to the achievement of the relevant MSFD objectives in coastal and marine environments have been considered in the PoM. 

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msfdMeasuresNeeded - Conditional.(MSFDMeasuresNeeded_Enum)

If the need for additional measures or more stringent measures beyond those required by the WFD in order to achieve the relevant MSFD objectives in coastal and marine environments have been considered in the PoM, select the additional measures needed to meet the MSFD objectives from the enumeration list. ‘None’ should be selected if the need for additional measures was considered but the conclusion was that no additional measures are needed.

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otherAspectsReference - Conditional.(ReferenceType)

Provide references or hyperlinks to the documents and sections where specific information can be found on the other aspects above where targeted questions are asked. Guidance on what should be included in this document is provided in Section 10.2.3.

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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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