These Regulations amend the Action Programme for Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (Scotland) Regulations 2008 to, among other things: implement, as regards Scotland, of Article 5 of Council Directive 1991/676/EEC concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources, which requires Member States to establish, review and, if necessary, revise action programmes for designated nitrate vulnerable zones; revise the action programme established by the 2008 Regulations for the nitrate vulnerable zones in Scotland designated by regulation 3 of the Designation of Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (Scotland) Regulations 2002; specify maximum nitrogen fertiliser amounts for certain crops by reference to Technical Notes published by the Scottish Agricultural College; alter the field limit of nitrogen in organic manure where compost is used and the closed periods for organic manure with a high available nitrogen content; add a requirement for the occupier of a farm in a nitrate vulnerable zone to keep a record of the location of any field heaps; increase the specified percentages of nitrogen content taken up by a crop per given quantity of cattle slurry and pig slurry.
Amends: Action Programme for Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 298 of 2008). (2008-09-04)
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