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The Organic Aid (Scotland) Regulations 2004

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation, commencement and extent

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. 3.Application

  5. 4.Aid for organic farming

  6. 5.Conditions of eligibility for conversion grant

  7. 6.Undertakings by applicants for conversion grants

  8. 7.Undertakings by applicants for capital grants

  9. 8.Conditions of eligibility for maintenance grant

  10. 9.Undertakings by applicants for maintenance grants

  11. 10.Crofters common grazings

  12. 11.Applications for grants

  13. 12.Restrictions on acceptance of applications

  14. 13.Determination of applications for aid

  15. 14.Amounts of payments and claims

  16. 15.Phased conversions and phased entry into the maintenance part of the scheme

  17. 16.Change of occupation

  18. 17.Powers of authorised persons

  19. 18.Breaches of undertakings etc.

  20. 19.Other cases in which recovery etc. powers apply

  21. 20.Scottish Ministers' powers of recovery etc.

  22. 21.Recovery of interest

  23. 22.Sums payable to the Scottish Ministers to be recoverable as a debt

  24. 23.Offences and penalties

  25. 24.Notices

  26. 25.Right of appeal

  27. 26.Amendment to the 1994 Regulations

  28. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      CAPITAL ACTIVITIES

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      DEFINITION OF REGULATION 2092/91

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      PAYMENTS OF CONVERSION GRANT

      1. 1.Subject to paragraph 5, where the production unit or common...

      2. 2.Subject to paragraph 5, where the production unit or common...

      3. 3.Subject to paragraph 5, where the production unit or common...

      4. 4.Subject to paragraph 5, where the production unit or common...

      5. 5.Where the production unit or common grazing in respect of...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      THE STANDARD OF GOOD FARMING PRACTICE

      1. 1.On rough grazings, unimproved grassland, reverted improved grassland, machair and...

      2. 2.The removal or clearance of drystone or flagstone dykes or...

      3. 3.No hedge trimming may be carried out in the period...

      4. 4.Scottish Natural Heritage must be notified of any intended operations...

      5. 5.If a new silage or slurry storage facility is constructed...

      6. 6.Prior written authorisation must be obtained from the Scottish Environment...

      7. 7.Records of any agreement notification or authorisation under paragraphs 2,...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      MAINTENANCE OBLIGATIONS

      1. 1.No field operations, such as harrowing and rolling, on species...

      2. 2.No cultivation may be carried out within one metre of...

      3. 3.To avoid damaging the conservation interest of rough grazings, unimproved...

      4. 4.Injurious weeds to which the Weeds Act 1959 applies must...

      5. 5.Muirburn may only be carried out in accordance with guidance...

      6. 6.The damage or destruction of any historic or archaeological features...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      PAYMENTS OF CAPITAL GRANT

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      PAYMENTS OF MAINTENANCE GRANT

      1. 1.Subject to paragraph 5, where the organic production unit or...

      2. 2.Subject to paragraph 5, where the organic production unit or...

      3. 3.Subject to paragraph 5, where the organic production unit or...

      4. 4.Subject to paragraph 5, where the organic production unit or...

      5. 5.(1) Where the organic production unit or common grazing in...

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      PHASING DATES AND PERIODS

  29. Explanatory Note

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