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The Nitrates Action Programme (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2011 No. 388

Environmental Protection

The Nitrates Action Programme (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011

Made

2nd November 2011

Coming into operation

24th November 2011

The Department of the Environment and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, being Departments designated(1) for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972((2) in relation to the environment, acting jointly in exercise of the powers conferred upon them by that section and the Department of the Environment in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Article 32 of the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997((3) and, in accordance with Article 32(3) of that Order, the Department of the Environment having published a notice indicating the effect of these Regulations and having taken into consideration the representations made to it in accordance with the notice, make the following Regulations.

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Nitrates Action Programme (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 and shall come into operation on 24th November 2011.

Interpretation

2.  The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954((4) applies to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Assembly.

Amendments to the Nitrates Action Programme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010

3.—(1) The Nitrates Action Programme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010(5) are amended in accordance with paragraph (2).

(2) In regulation 14(1)(b) (manner of storage of poultry litter and location of storage facilities) for the words “30 September 2011” substitute “31st March 2012”.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on 2nd November 2011

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John Speers

A senior officer of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of the Environment on 2nd November 2011

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Liz Loughran

A senior officer of the Department of the Environment

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Nitrates Action Programme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010 in regard to the manner of storage of poultry litter and location of storage facilities.

Regulation 3 amends regulation 14 of the Nitrates Action Programme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010 to allow for the storage of poultry litter up to a maximum of 180 days in the field where land application will take place until 31 March 2012.

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