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The establishment of EVISA is funded by the EU through the Fifth Framework Programme (G7RT- CT- 2002- 05112).

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Council Decision 75/437/EEC on Marine Pollution from Land-based Sources

Target substances
Three categories of polluting substances are listed in the Annex;  a first group of substances (Annex A, Part I) which  should be eliminated, includes persistent chemical  groups such as e.g. organohalogen compounds, mercury, cadmium and persistent hydrocarbon compounds;  a second group of substances (Annex A,  Part II) of which the pollution should be limited, includes less persistent organic compounds and certain heavy metals. The chemical forms of elements appear in this Part II and concern in particular organic compounds of phosphorus, silicon, and tin and substances which may form such compounds in the marine environment,  excluding those which are biologically harmless, or which are rapidly converted in the sea into  substances which are biologically harmless, and the  following elements and their compounds: arsenic, chromium,  copper, lead, nickel and zinc.
 European Legislation related to Speciation

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