Annex I, Part A - Priority Substances & Pollutants in water

This list contains environmental quality standards (EQS), including annual averages and maximum allowable concentrations, for priority substances and certain other pollutants as provided for in Article 16 of Directive 2000/60/EC.


EC / List no: 205-912-4 CAS no: 206-44-0
AA-EQS Inland
0.0063 µg/l
AA-EQS Other
0.0063 µg/l
MAC-EQS Inland
0.12 µg/l
0.12 µg/l
EQS Biota
30 µg/kg
12 Unless otherwise specified, the EQS parameter expressed as an annual average value (AA-EQS) applies to the total concentration of all isomers.

13 Inland surface waters encompass rivers and lakes and related artificial or heavily modified water bodies.

18 For substances numbered 15 (Fluoranthene) and 28 (PAHs), the biota EQS refers to crustaceans and molluscs. For the purpose of assessing chemical status, monitoring of Fluoranthene and PAHs in fish is not appropriate.

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