The objective of this Regulation of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia, which is composed of 24 articles and two Annexes, is to reduce water pollution caused or induced by nitrates from agricultural sources and preventing further such pollution. This Regulation lays down limit intake of nitrogen from agricultural sources in the ground or floor and measures to reduce and prevent water pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources. These measures are: (a) the periods when the use of fertilizer is prohibited; (b) rules of fertilization on steep land; (c) rules of fertilization on soils that are saturated with water, the flooded soil, frozen soil or soil covered with snow; (d) rules of fertilization near water courses; (e) the volume of storage capacity for livestock manure; (f) measures to prevent water pollution caused by discharge from the manure storage; (g) acceptable level of losses of nitrogen in water during spreading of fertilizer and manure; (h) limiting the application of fertilizers in the soil, where characteristics of the vulnerable area should be taken into account.
Implements: Environmental Protection Act. (2006-04-04)
Amended by: Decree amending the on the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources. (2013-01-17)
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The Slovene lands were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the latter's dissolution at the end of World War I. In 1918, the Slovenes joined the Serbs and Croats in forming a new multinational state, which was named Yugoslavia in 1929. After World War II, Slovenia became a republic of the renewed Yugoslavia, which though communist, distanced itself from Moscow's rule. Dissatisfied with the exercise of power by the majority Serbs, the Slovenes succeeded in establishing their independence in 1991 after a short 10-day war.