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The Action Programme for Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (Scotland) Regulations 2003

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17.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2) below, the occupier shall keep records which shall be sufficient to enable any person inspecting those records readily to ascertain–

(a)the area of the farm;

(b)any field which has sandy or shallow soils;

(c)for each field comprised in the farm–

(i)the area of the field;

(ii)the quantity of any chemical fertiliser applied to the field, the nitrogen content of that chemical fertiliser and the date of application and, where fertiliser is applied under paragraph 5(4) above, the information specified in paragraph 5(5) above;

(iii)the quantity of any organic manure applied (other than by the animals themselves) to the field and the date of application;

(iv)whether organic manure applied to the field (other than by the animals themselves) was farmyard manure, poultry manure, slurry, sewage sludge or other organic manure; and

(v)the type of any crop grown and the date the crop is sown;

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

(e)the quantity of each type of livestock manure (whether farmyard manure, slurry, poultry manure, or other livestock manure) moved off the farm, the date of that movement and the name and address of the consignee;

(f)the quantity of each type of livestock manure (whether farmyard manure, slurry, poultry manure, or other livestock manure) moved onto the farm, the date of that movement and the name and address of the consignor; and

(g)the fertiliser and manure plan for the farm.

(2) The records referred to in sub-paragraph (1) above shall be kept for the period beginning with 1st August 2003 and ending with 18th December 2003, and thereafter shall be prepared on a yearly basis.

(3) For the purposes of this paragraph a year shall be the period of 12 months ending with 18th December.

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