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Nitrate Pollution Prevention (Wales) Regulations 2013 (W.S.I. No. 2506 (W. 245) of 2013).

Country/Territory
United Kingdom
Territorial subdivision
Wales
Document type
Regulation
Date
2013
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Agricultural & rural development, Environment gen., Land & soil, Cultivated plants, Water
Keyword
Agricultural development Farming Fertilizers/nutrients Freshwater pollution Policy/planning Water conservation zone Groundwater Pollution control Soil pollution/quality Plant production
Geographical area
Atlantic Ocean Islands, Europe, Europe and Central Asia, North Atlantic, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Abstract

These Regulations provide for controlled application of nitrogen fertilizer in nitrate sensitive areas. In relation to Wales, they designate nitrate vulnerable zones and provide for the calculation of the total amount of nitrogen applied to land the occupier and place restrictions on such application. The Regulations, among other things, establish an appeals procedure against the designation, impose annual limits on the amount of nitrogen from organic manure that may be applied or spread in a holding in a nitrate vulnerable zone, establish requirements relating to the amount of nitrogen to be spread on a crop, and requires an occupier to plan in advance how much nitrogen fertilizer will be spread, require an occupier to provide a risk map of the holding, and imposes conditions on how, where and when to spread nitrogen fertilizer, make provision for how nitrogen fertilizer must be stored, and requires storage capacity for manure produced on the holding.

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

Commission Decision 2009/431/EC granting a derogation requested by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland with regard to England, Scotland and Wales pursuant to Council Directive 91/676/EEC concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources.

Legislation | European Union | 2009

Keyword: Farming, Soil pollution/quality, Fertilizers/nutrients, Agricultural development, Pollution control, Freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Nitrate Pollution Prevention (Wales)(Amendment) Regulations 2015 (W.S.I. 2020 (W. 308) of 2015).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2015

Keyword: Freshwater pollution, Water conservation zone, Fertilizers/nutrients, Pollution control, Protection of habitats, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Nitrate Pollution Prevention (Wales)(Amendment) Regulations 2019 (W.S.I. No. 863 (W. 155) of 2019).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2019

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repealed by

Water Resources (Control of Agricultural Pollution) (Wales) Regulations 2021 No. 77 (W. 20).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2021 (2023)

Keyword: Agricultural development, Farming, Fertilizers/nutrients, Marine pollution, Freshwater pollution, Policy/planning, Water conservation zone, Groundwater, Pollution control, Soil pollution/quality, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Transport/storage, Plant production, Oil pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX