These Regulations make provision in Northern Ireland for the administration and enforcement of compliance of farmers with standards regarding "good agricultural and environmental condition" as expressed by Regulation (EU) No. 1306/2013, Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 640/2014 and Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 809/2014. These Regulations concern a direct support schemes under the Common Agricultural Policy. The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, as the competent national authority, shall be responsible for providing farmers with a list of the statutory management requirements and standards of good agricultural and environmental condition on their land as required by Regulation (EU) No. 1306/2013. The standards concern: establishment of buffer strips along water courses; irrigation authorisations; protection of ground water against pollution; minimum soil cover; minimum land management reflecting site specific conditions to limit erosion; maintenance of soil organic matter levels; retention of landscape features; protection of semi-natural habitats.
Implements: Regulation (EU) No. 1306/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the financing, management and monitoring of the common agricultural policy and repealing Council Regulations (EEC) No. 352/78, (EC) No. 165/94, (EC) No. 2799/98, (EC) No. 814/2000, (EC) No. 1290/2005 and (EC) No. 485/2008. (2013-12-17)
Implements: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 809/2014 laying down rules for the application of Regulation (EU) No. 1306/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to the integrated administration and control system, rural development measures and cross compliance. (2014-07-17)
Amended by: Common Agricultural Policy Direct Payments and Support Schemes (Cross Compliance) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 (S.I. No. 286 of 2015). (2015-06-25)
Repeals: Common Agricultural Policy Single Payment and Support Schemes (Cross Compliance) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 (S.R. No. 6 of 2005). (2005-01-10)
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