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The Nitrates Action Programme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

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19.—(1) On all holdings the controller shall keep sufficient records available for inspection as detailed in paragraph (2).

(2) The records shall be kept so as to allow the following information to be ascertained on an annual basis: -

(a)the controller of the land for the calendar year in question;

(b)the total agricultural area including the size and location of each field;

(c)the cropping regimes and their individual areas;

(d)the soil nitrogen supply index for cropping areas other than grassland as estimated in accordance with the fertiliser technical standards;

(e)the number of livestock kept on the holding, their species and type, and the length of time for which they were kept on the holding;

(f)the capacity of livestock manure storage, and where applicable the details of rented storage, farmyard manure production, out wintered livestock, manure separation and manure processing facilities utilised;

(g)the details of any rental or contractual agreement to demonstrate compliance with regulations 16(1)(c) and 16(1)(d);

(h)the quantity of each type of nitrogen fertiliser moved on or off the holding, the amount of each type of nitrogen fertiliser applied, the certified nitrogen content of the chemical fertiliser, the total nitrogen content per tonne of other organic manures as declared in accordance with regulations 9(5) and 10(6), the date of that movement and, in the case of organic manure, the name and address of the consignee, the consignor and any third party transporter of the manure; and

(i)evidence of the right to graze common land.

(3) Records under this regulation shall be prepared for each calendar year by 30 June of the following year and shall be retained for a period of 5 years from that date.

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