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Phosphorus (Use in Agriculture) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 (S.R. No. 308 of 2014).

Country/Territory
United Kingdom
Territorial subdivision
Northern Ireland
Document type
Regulation
Date
2014
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Agricultural & rural development, Land & soil, Cultivated plants, Water
Keyword
Farming Soil pollution/quality Fertilizers/nutrients Organic waste Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution Effluent waste water/discharge Pollution control
Geographical area
Atlantic Ocean Islands, Europe, EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA, European Union Countries, North Atlantic, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Abstract

These Regulations aim to reduce water pollution by limiting the amount of chemical phosphorus fertiliser applied to land. They restrict the amount of chemical fertiliser applied to land taking into consideration the phosphorous already available from the soil and organic manures and impose a duty on the controller of a holding to prevent water pollution. In addition the Regulations: impose an obligation on the owner and/or controller of a holding to follow guidance issued by the Department of the Environment and/or the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Code of Good Agricultural Practice; require the keeping of detailed records; restrict the amount of chemical phosphorus fertiliser applied to land to crop requirement for phosphorus whilst taking into consideration the phosphorus already available from the soil and organic manures. In regards to eutrophication, they supplement the measures in the Nitrates Action Programme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 which implement Article 5 of European Council Directive 91/676/EEC.

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 | 1991

Keyword: Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Soil pollution/quality, Fertilizers/nutrients, Protection of environment, Farming, Organic waste, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 2778, N.I. 9 of 1997).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 1997

Keyword: Soil pollution/quality, Authorization/permit, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Data collection/reporting, Registration, Waste management, Waste disposal

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repeals

Phosphorus (Use in Agriculture) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (S.R. No. 488 of 2007).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2006

Keyword: Fertilizers/nutrients, Organic waste, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Effluent waste water/discharge, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Water (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 112 of 2019).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2019

Keyword: Farming, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Groundwater, Water supply, Data collection/reporting, Effluent waste water/discharge, Water quality standards, Institution, Authorization/permit, Hazardous substances, Offences/penalties, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Pesticides, Genetically Modified Organisms and Fertilisers (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018 (S.R. No. No. 188 of 2018).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2018

Keyword: Biosafety, Biotechnology, GMO, Data collection/reporting, EIA, Authorization/permit, Registration, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties, Fertilizers/nutrients, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX