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202. Regulation of the Federal Minister for health, modifies the bath water regulation
On the basis of § 15a of the bathing hygiene law (BHygG), Federal Law Gazette No. 254/1976, as last amended by Federal Law Gazette I no. 42/2012, is prescribed:
Ordinance of the Federal Minister for health on the quality of bathing waters and their management (bath water regulation - BGewV), Federal Law Gazette II No. 349/2009, is amended as follows:
1. paragraph 5 paragraph 1:
"(1) includes the monitoring of bathing water at the bad points: 1. Visual inspection on stains such as tar residues, glass, plastic, rubber or other waste (annex 6), 2. measurements with respect to the parameter visibility depth, pH and oxygen saturation (annex 6), 3."
Analysis of water samples with regard to the parameters of intestinal enterococci and Escherichia coli (annex 1 and annex 6), 4.
Studies on phytoplankton to determine whether their presence may be accepted and to determine the hazards to health (annex 6) and 5 appropriate monitoring of cyanobacteria to the timely recognition of health hazards (annex 6)."
2. paragraph 5 paragraph 4:
"(4) the suitability of the water of bathing waters for bathing purposes is to judge by the appointed experts of hygiene (para 9) taking account of the findings of the site and of all the parameters to be monitored (Appendix 6)."
3. § 5 the following paragraph 9 is added:
"(9) for the monitoring of bathing water, the district administrative authorities have to consult following experts of hygiene: 1. Burgenland: the Institute for medical microbiology and hygiene of the Austrian Agency for health and food security GmbH (AGES) in Vienna and the Institute of medical microbiology and hygiene of the Austrian Agency for health and food security GmbH (AGES) in Graz, 2. Carinthia: the food research institution in Carinthia, 3. Austria: the Institute for medical microbiology and hygiene of the Austrian Agency for health and food security GmbH (AGES) in Vienna and the Institute" Medical Microbiology and hygiene of the Austrian Agency for health and food security GmbH (AGES) in Graz, 4 Upper Austria: the Institute for hydraulic analysis of the Austrian Agency for health and food security GmbH (AGES) in Linz, 5. Salzburg: the food safety Institute of the Austrian Agency for health and food security GmbH (AGES) in Innsbruck, 6 Styria: the Institute for medical microbiology and hygiene of the Austrian Agency for health and food security GmbH (AGES) in Graz ", 7 Tirol: the food safety Institute of the Austrian Agency for health and food security GmbH (AGES) in Innsbruck, 8 Vorarlberg: the Institute for the environment and food safety of the country Vorarlberg, 9 Vienna: the testing, monitoring, and certification authority of the city of Vienna MA 39 IFUM laboratories for environmental medicine."
4. paragraph 7:
„§ 7. The study of bathing water quality has column E and annex 6 column according to the in annex 1 D to be listed reference analysis methods."
5. paragraph 9 para 2 and 3:
"(2) assessing bathing water quality has for each bathing water after the end of each season based on the monitoring of the parameters of intestinal enterococci and Escherichia coli (annex 1) in accordance with Appendix 3 collected records of the last four bathing seasons (review period) and to be carried out according to the procedure specified in annex 8."
(3) for the assessment of the quality of bathing water are - with the exception of samples taken to determine whether a pollution event is completed - all records to be used; in the case of short-term pollution records of the additional sample collected to compensate for a sample legal consideration are to be used."
6 § 10 par. 3 No. 1 is: "1. adequate management measures including a bathing prohibition, expose to bathers any pollution, as well as" 7 § 13 para 1 subpara 1 is: "1. the current classification of bathing water as well as, where appropriate, a bad prohibition or advice against bathing using symbols (annex 10);"
8. the section 4 reads:
Transitional and final provisions
§ 14 (1) monitoring the bathing water in accordance with article 5, paragraph 1 Z 1 to 3 according to the reference analysis methods listed in Appendix 1 and Appendix 2 begins with the summer season 2010, the monitoring of bathing water in accordance with § 5 para 1 Nos. 4 and 5 with the bathing season 2011.
(2) Appendix 2 occurs at the end of 31 December 2012 override.
Section 15 (1) this regulation serves the implementation of Directive 2006/7/EC on the quality of bathing waters and their management and repealing Directive 76/160/EEC, OJ 1 No. L 64 of the 04 Mar 2006 p. 37, as last amended by Regulation (EC) No. 596/2009, OJ No. L 188 of July 18, 2009, OJ No. L 188 of July 18, 2009 p.14 and 2nd 2011/321/EC implementing decision establishing an icon to inform of the public about the classification of Badegewässsern and bad bans or advice against bathing in accordance with Directive 2006/7/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ No. L 143 of the 31.05.2011 p. 38).
(2) for the transitional period, this regulation and the implementation of the related having provisions of Directive 76/160/EEC concerning the quality of bathing water, OJ is used No L 31 of the 05.02.1976 p. 1, as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1137/2008, OJ "No. L 311 of November 21, 2008 S. 1."
9 Appendix 1 is as follows:
(to the § 5 para 1 and 2, 7 and 9 paragraph 1)
Bathing / swimming spots
Parameter qualities reference methods of analysis
(annual classification - starting with bathing season 2013)
Reference analysis methods
Intestinal enterococci (cfu/100 ml)
ISO 7899-1 or
ISO 9308-3 or
ISO 9308-1 * on the basis of a 95-percentile evaluation (annex 8)
* On the basis of a 90-percentile evaluation (annex 8)"
10 Unit 5 is as follows:
(to article 5 par. 3)
Sample Bill - monitoring data
1. name of the sample draw 2. place, date and hour of sampling 3. sampling point 4. visibility 5 pH 6 dissolved oxygen (% saturation) 7 weather conditions at the time of sampling (as cloudless, cheerful, cloudy, partly cloudy, light rain, heavy rain, foggy, muggy, extremely sultry, slightly windy, medium windy, stormy, with multiple entries are allowed) 8 weather the day before (as sunny, cloudy, rain, thunderstorm, lively windy) 9 weather period before (such as extreme heat , Storm, very cool) 10 waves (such as none, low, medium, high) 11 (as clear, slightly tarnished, heavily clouded, caused by algal bloom, waves, weather, other) 12 water temperature [° C] 13 air temperature [° C] 14 water level (high, medium, low) 15 number of visitors (at the time of sampling and where possible the day before), if necessary, obtain information on the spot, when a parking space managers or local catering service or appreciate 16 abnormalities (such as no bad operation (, Kot/Erde INDEM Wasser, Sedimentaufwirbelungen, Wasservögel, Schnecken, ALGEN, Starke Algenblüte, sonstige Wasserpflanzen, Einleitung von Verunreinigungen, Messgerät defekt) in the sense of a better possibility of evaluation by the authority responsible for monitoring are listed details of specimen slips in the respective assessments (reports) to record or is a copy of the sample will connect the respective audit report. "
11 system 6 is as follows:
(to article 5 par. 5)
Bathing / swimming spots
Parameters-values reference analysis methods
Review individual samples - for short-term pollution relevant limit values
(starting with season 2013)
Reference methods of analysis
ISO 7899-1 or
ISO 9308-3 or
ÖNORM M 6244
Dissolved oxygen /.
Winkler method or electrometric method
(if the bathing water profile indicates a trend to the proliferation)
(if the bathing water profile indicates a potential for a proliferation)
(Such as tar residues, glass, plastic, rubber or other waste)
Visual inspection 12. In annex 8 is in the categories "2. sufficient quality", "3 good quality", and "4. excellent quality" subpara 2 lit. c each: "c) no more than a sample per bathing season in short-term pollution during the last assessment period except for eight was approved (§ 5 par. 7)."
13. After annex 9, following Annex 10 is attached:
(§ 13 para 3 No. 1)
Icons for information
about the classification of bathing water.
a bathing ban and a rate of bathing
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