The Regulation prescribes the requirements for the protection of water and soil from pollution with nitrates caused by agricultural activity; the highly vulnerable zones to which increased requirements apply for the protection of water and soil from pollution with nitrates caused by agricultural activity, the borders and criteria for the designation thereof; and the procedures for the management of highly vulnerable zones. The Regulation also adopts as its annexes calculation of the area of agricultural land required for the application of livestock manure (Annex 1); amount of acquisition of livestock manure and composition thereof (Annex 2); maximum permissible norms of nitrogen for cultivated plants (Annex 3); cultivated plant fertilisation plan and summary of cultivated plant fertilisation plans (Annex 4); and requirements for the monitoring of nitrates in surface water and groundwater (Annex 5).
Implements: Law on pollution. (2006-04-06)
Implements: Council Directive 91/676/EEC concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources. (1991-12-12)
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