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Action Programme for Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (England and Wales) Regulations 1998 (S.I. no. 1202 of 1998).

Country/Territory
United Kingdom
Territorial subdivision
England
Document type
Regulation
Date
1998
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Land & soil, Water
Keyword
Farming Pollution control Soil pollution/quality Fertilizers/nutrients Offences/penalties Agricultural development Freshwater pollution
Geographical area
Atlantic Ocean Islands, Europe, Europe and Central Asia, North Atlantic, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Entry into force notes
These Regulations entered into force on 19 December 1998.
Abstract

By establishing an action programme for nitrate vulnerable zones these Regulation implement, as regards England and Wales, the requirement in this respect as laid down in article 5 of Council Directive 91/676/EC concerning the protection of waters against pollution by nitrates from agricultural sources. Regulation 3 requires an occupier of a farm or livestock unit comprising all or part of a nitrate vulnerable zone to ensure that the action programme set out in the Schedule is implemented. They also provide for monitoring of the action programme (reg. 6), notices to be served requiring remedial action, and a procedure of appeal against such notices. Breaches of some of these regulations are made criminal offences. The action plan concerns the use of nitrogen fertilizer, chemical fertilizer in general and organic manure. As a general rule the application on land of nitrogen fertilizer shall take into account local environment factors such as soil conditions, climatic conditions, land use and agricultural practice.

Full text
English
Website
www.opsi.gov.uk

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

Amended by

Action Programme for Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 1852 (W. 202) of 2003).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2003

Keyword: Soil pollution/quality, Fertilizers/nutrients, Groundwater, Pollution control, Water conservation zone, Freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (Additional Designations) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 2614 of 2002).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2002

Keyword: Soil pollution/quality, Fertilizers/nutrients, Groundwater, Pollution control, Water conservation zone, Freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repealed by

Nitrate Pollution Prevention Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 2394 of 2008).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2008

Keyword: Freshwater pollution, Policy/planning, Water conservation zone, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX