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Surveillance and monitoring of titanium dioxide waste

This Directive aims to fix common reference methods of measurement for sampling in order to conserve environments concerned by titanium dioxide waste.


Council Directive 82/883/EEC of 3 December 1982 on procedures for the surveillance and monitoring of environments concerned by waste from the titanium dioxide industry [See amending act(s)].


The Directive applies to the discharge into water, the land surface, underground strata and the air of waste from the titanium dioxide industry.

The Member States carry out surveillance and monitoring of the environments affected, special account being taken of local environmental factors and the manner of disposal of the waste in question.

The Directive contains a detailed description of the sampling procedure and the sampling methods used.

Member States may lay down other parameters in addition to those laid down by the Directive.

Member States may derogate from the Directive in the event of flooding or natural disaster or on account of exceptional weather conditions.


ActEntry into forceDeadline for transposition in the Member StatesOfficial Journal

Directive 82/883/EEC



OJ L 378 of 31.12.1982

Amending act(s)Entry into forceDeadline for transposition in the Member StatesOfficial Journal

Regulation (EC) No. 807/2003



OJ L 122 of 16.05.2003

Regulation (EC) No. 219/2009



OJ L 87 of 31.3.2009

Successive amendments and corrections to Directive 82/883/CE have been incorporated in the basic text. This consolidated version is for reference purpose only.


Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on industrial emissions (integrated pollution prevention and control) (recast) [COM(2007) 844 final - Not published in the Official Journal].
The aim of this Proposal is to recast into a single legal act seven separate Directives relating to industrial emissions: Directives 78/176/EEC, 82/883/EEC and 92/112/EEC on waste and discards from the titanium dioxide industry, Directive 96/61/EC (replaced by Directive 2008/1/EC concerning integrated pollution prevention and control – the IPPC Directive), Directive 1999/13/EC on volatile organic compounds, Directive 2000/76/EC on the incineration of waste and Directive 2001/80/EC on pollutants emitted by large combustion plants. This integrated approach to issuing permits to industrial installations should allow major progress to be made in the field of atmospheric pollution. The central element of this approach is the implementation of Best Available Techniques BAT).
Codecision procedure (COD/2007/0286)

Last updated: 12.10.2010
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