The legislative initiative is an attempt for elaboration of a programme for control of the industrial wastewaters before their discharge into the sewerage.

A short review of the existing Bulgarian legislation related to the ecological problems of the Black Sea is presented. The main problems obstructing the practical implementation of the laws and the regulations are analysed.

In outlining the approach for control of the industrial discharges, special attention is paid to the necessity of theoretically sound and economically substantiated limits on the discharged wastewaters, extension of the regional authorities' activities on pollution control and involving the municipal Waste Water Treatment Plants (WWTPs) in the wastewater treatment management.

The paper gives directions for the future development of a Black Sea Environmental policy, related to industrial indirect discharges at international, state and regional levels.

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