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Act No. 312 to amend the Fertilizing Substances Act in relation with sharpening of norms of the system regulating mineral charges and the introduction of system fertilizer sale-purchase agreements.

Country/Territory
Netherlands
Document type
Legislation
Date
2001
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Land & soil, Livestock, Cultivated plants
Keyword
Pollution control Soil pollution/quality Animal production Fertilizers/nutrients Internal trade Authorization/permit Inspection Transport/storage Plant production
Geographical area
Benelux, Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries, North Atlantic, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Western Europe
Abstract

This amendment of the principal Act again sharpens criteria of regulating mineral charges in order to better protect water against pollution by nitrates, raises mineral charges, and prescribes rules for the size of production of manure on farms. The maximum allowed quantity of manure production depends now on the possibility and capacity of producers to use such manure on their own land or to place upon the market through so-called fertilizer sale-purchase agreements. Another criteria for production is the "fertilizer storage capacity". No farm shall produce more manure in a given year than its storage capacity increased by 15 percent in that year.

Full text
Dutch
Website
www.overheid.nl

References - Legislation

Implements

Council Directive 91/676/EEC concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources.

Legislation | European Union | 1991 (2008)

Keyword: Soil pollution/quality, Fertilizers/nutrients, Protection of environment, Farming, Agricultural development, Organic waste, Waste prevention, Waste management, Pollution control, Freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amends

Act containing rules relative to the trade in and the disposal of fertilizing substances (Fertilizing Substances Act).

Legislation | Netherlands | 1986 (2022)

Keyword: Pollution control, Soil pollution/quality, Fertilizers/nutrients, Plant production, Plant protection, Internal trade, Authorization/permit, Basic legislation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX