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Decree-Law No. 235/97 on protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources.

Country/Territory
Portugal
Document type
Legislation
Date
1997
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Original source
Diário da República No. 203/97 (I-A), 3 September 1997, pp. 4640-4644.
Subject
Water
Keyword
Pollution control Freshwater pollution Hazardous substances Waste non-domestic sources
Geographical area
Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries, North Atlantic, North-East Atlantic, Southern Europe
Entry into force notes
This Decree-Law enters into force immediately.
Abstract

This Decree-Law establishes the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources. It consists of 13 articles and 5 annexes specifying that the objectives of this Decree-Law are to reduce and avoid the freshwater pollution caused by the said fertilizers. Annexes specify the criteria of identification of polluted waters, methods to use such fertilizers, etc.

Full text
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References - Legislation

Implemented by

Order No. 164/2010 on vulnerable areas for water pollution caused by nitrates.

Legislation | Portugal | 2010

Keyword: Pollution control, Water quality standards, Freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Ministerial Decision No. 1230/2018 approving the Code of Agricultural Good Practices.

Legislation | Portugal | 2017

Keyword: Soil conservation/soil improvement, Soil pollution/quality, Soil rehabilitation, Fertilizers/nutrients, Public health, Plant production, Freshwater pollution, Hazardous substances, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Order No. 259/2012 establishing the Action Programme to avoid water pollution within vulnerable areas in Continental areas of Portugal.

Legislation | Portugal | 2012

Keyword: Pollution control, Freshwater pollution, Hazardous substances, Waste non-domestic sources, Fertilizers/nutrients

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree-Law No. 68/99 amending Decree No. 235/97 on water protection against the pollution caused by agricultural nitrates.

Legislation | Portugal | 1999

Keyword: Pollution control, Precautionary principle, Effluent waste water/discharge, Freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX