Key Directives:

All Directives have been sourced from http://eur-lex.europa.eu/

Environmental Impact Assessment
Council Directive 85/337/EEC of 27 June 1985 on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment.
(Consolidated 25 June 2003)

Strategic Environmental Assessment
Directive 2001/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 June 2001 on the assessment of the effects of certain plans and programmes on the environment

Habitats Directive

Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora (Consolidated 01/01/2007).

Birds Directive

Council Directive 79/409/EEC of 2 April 1979 on the conservation of wild birds (Consolidated 01/01/2007)

Groundwater Directive

Council Directive 80/68/EEC of 17 December 1979 on the protection of groundwater against pollution caused by certain dangerous substances (Consolidated 23/12/1991) (Repealed with effect from 22/12/2013 by the Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC)

Urban Waste Water Directive

Council Directive 91/271/EEC of 21 May 1991 concerning urban waste-water treatment (Consolidated 20/11/2003)

Water Framework Directive

Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy (Consolidated 16/12/2001)

Public Participation Directive
Directive 2003/35/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 May 2003 providing for public participation in respect of the drawing up of certain plans and programmes relating to the environment and amending with regard to public participation and access to justice Council Directives 85/337/EEC and 96/61/EC - Statement by the Commission.

Access To Environmental Information Directive
Directive 2003/4/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 January 2003 on public access to environmental information and repealing Council Directive 90/313/EEC

Environmental Liability Directive
Directive 2004/35/CE of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004 on environmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage (Consolidated 01/05/2006)

IPPC Directive
Council Directive 96/61/EC of 24 September 1996 concerning integrated pollution prevention and control (Consolidated 24/2/2006)

Nitrates Directive
Council Directive 91/676/EEC of 12 December 1991 concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources Consolidated (20/11/2003)