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INSPIRE Management and Reporting Zone Type

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DescriptionHigh-level classification defining the type of Management Area, Restriction or Regulation Zone.
CreatorEuropean Commission
Version Info1
Identifier I15
Register Manager British Oceanographic Data Centre
Register Owner European Commission
Identifier PrefLabel Definition Date
airQualityManagementZone Air quality management zone {"Definition": "Part of the territory of a Member State, as delimited by that Member State for the purposes of air quality assessment and management.", "Source": "CAFE Directive (2008/50/EC)"} 2012-05-03
animalHealthRestrictionZone Animal health restriction zone {"Definition": "Restriction zones established for the control and eradiation of notifiable animal diseases.", "Example": "Bluetongue Restriction Zones (Council Directive 2000/75/EC)", "Example": "Avian Influenze Restriction Zones (Council Directive 2005/94/EC)", "Example": "African Horse Sickness (Council Directive 92/35/EEC)"} 2012-05-03
areaForDumpingOfWaste Area for dumping of waste {"Definition": "Area affected by uncontrolled disposal of waste as defined in Waste Framework Directive (2006/12/EC) Art 4."} 2012-05-03
bathingWaters Bathing waters {"Definition": "Coastal waters or inland waters (rivers, lakes) explicitly authorised, or not prohibited for recreational bathing by large numbers of people.", "Note": "Bathing waters are set limits for physical, chemical and microbiological parameters to ensuring clean bathing waters to protect public health and the environment."} 2012-05-03
coastalZoneManagementArea Coastal zone management area {"Definition": "Area in which integrated coastal zone management takes place. Integrated coastal zone management is defined as a dynamic process for the sustainable management and use of coastal zones, taking into account at the same time the fragility of coastal ecosystems and landscapes, the diversity of activities and uses, their interactions, the maritime orientation of certain activities and uses and their impact on both the marine and land parts.", "Source": "Protocol on Integrated Coastal Zone Management in the Mediterranean - signed in Madrid on 20-21 January 2008"} 2012-05-03
designatedWaters Designated waters {"Definition": "Marine, coastal or surface waters designated by Member States as needing protection or improvement in order to support fish life. Member States are required to define designated waters to protect freshwater fish and shellfish by the Fisheries Directive (2006/44/EC) and Shellfish Waters Directive (2006/113/EEC)."} 2012-05-03
drinkingWaterProtectionArea Drinking water protection area {"Definition": "Area in which waste water leakage, use of fertilizer or pesticides, or establishment of waste disposal sites are prohibited.", "Example": "From Directive 80/778, relating to the quality of water intended for human consumption. According to the article 8 providing that Member States shall take all the necessary measures to ensure that any substances used in the preparation of water for human consumption do not remain in concentrations higher than the maximum admissible."} 2012-05-03
floodRiskManagementZone Flood risk management zone {"Definition": "Coastal areas or individual river basins assigned as the unit of management established for the assessment and management of flood risk, different from those assigned pursuant to Article 3(1) of Directive 2000/60/EC.", "Source": "2007/60/EC Art 3(2)b"} 2012-05-03
marineRegion Marine region {"Definition": "Marine regions and their subregions are sea regions designated for the purpose of assessment, management and regulation. For each Marine Region a marine strategy shall be developed and implemented to maintain and improve good environmental status.", "Source": "Marine Strategy Framework Directive (2008/56/EC)"} 2012-05-03
nitrateVulnerableZone Nitrate vulnerable zone {"Definition": "Areas of land which drain into polluted or threatened waters and which contribute to nitrate pollution.", "Source": "Art 3 of Council Directive 91/676/EEC of 12 December 1991 concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources."} 2012-05-03
noiseManagementZone Noise management zone {"Definition": "An area where measures have been established to mitigate noise pollution.", "Note": "Noise Management Areas or Zones may encompass areas surrounding airports, roads or entertainment venues."} 2012-05-03
plantHealthProtectionZone Plant health protection zone {"Definition": "Protection zone within which protective measures are established against the introduction of organisms harmful to plants or plant products and against their spread.", "Source": "Commission Regulation (EC) No. 690/2008"} 2012-05-03
prospectingAndMiningPermitArea Prospecting and mining permit area {"Definition": "The area on which the prospection or extraction of any mineral has been authorised and for which that right or permit is granted.", "Example": "Directive 94/22/EC on conditions for granting and using authorisations for the prospection, exploration and production of hydrocarbons, stipulates that the limits of the geographical areas covered by an authorisation and the duration of that authorisation must be determined in proportion to what is justified in terms of the best possible exercise of the activities from an economic and technical point of view."} 2012-05-03
regulatedFairwayAtSeaOrLargeInlandWater Regulated fairway at sea or large inland water {"Definition": "Regulated navigation areas port-to-port established in accordance with Decision 884/2004/EC of the European Parliament and Council of 29 April 2004 amending Decision No 1692/96/EC on Community guidelines for the development of the trans - European transport network to organise sailing traffic, prevent accident and pollution."} 2012-05-03
restrictedZonesAroundContaminatedSites Restricted zones around contaminated sites {"Definition": "Zones established to protect human, plant and animal health and control movement and development within a contaminated site.", "Example": "Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Exclusion Zone which was established to evacuate the local population and to prevent people from entering the heavily contaminated territory.", "Example": "Zone established around an area suffering from soil contamination to restrict development and protect human health."} 2012-05-03
riverBasinDistrict River basin district {"Definition": "Area of land and sea, made up of one or more neighbouring river basins together with their associated groundwaters and coastal waters, identified under Article 3(1) as the main unit for management of river basins.", "Source": "Article 2(15) of 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."} 2012-05-03
sensitiveArea Sensitive area {"Definition": "Sensitive areas are surface waters (freshwater, estuaries and coastal waters) that require protection against eutrophication.", "Source": "Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (91/271/EEC)"} 2012-05-03