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The Common Agricultural Policy (Cross-Compliance) (Scotland) Regulations 2014

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PART 1F5SGeneral Interpretation

F51972 c.68. Section 2(2) was amended by the Scotland Act 1998 (c.46) (“the 1998 Act”), Schedule 8, paragraph 15(3) (which was amended by section 27(4) of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 (c.51) (“the 2006 Act”)). Section 2(2) was also amended by section 27(1)(a) of the 2006 Act and by the European Union (Amendment) Act 2008 (c.7) (“the 2008 Act”), section 3(3) and Schedule, Part 1. The functions conferred upon the Minister of the Crown under section 2(2), insofar as within devolved competence, were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the 1998 Act. Paragraph 1A of Schedule 2 was inserted by section 28 of the 2006 Act and was amended by the 2008 Act, Schedule, Part 1.

In this Schedule—

the 2003 Act” means the Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003 F1;

the 2011 Regulations” means the Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 F2;

chemical fertiliser” means fertiliser which is manufactured by an industrial process;

[F3“invasive species” means giant hogweed (heracleum mantegazzianum), Japanese knotweed (fallopia japonica), Himalayan balsam (impatiens glandulifera) and rhododendron (rhododendron ponticum);]

nitrogen fertiliser” means any substance containing a nitrogen compound utilised on land to enhance growth or vegetation;

organic manure” means—

(a)

livestock manure; and

(b)

nitrogen fertiliser, not being livestock manure or chemical fertiliser, derived from organic matter, and includes sewage sludge and other organic wastes;

pesticides” means anything used for destroying pests and includes herbicides, fungicides, insecticides and other biocides;

[F4“relevant period” means the period beginning on the day the land is prepared for planting a hedge and terminating at the end of the third growing season following the planting of that hedge;]

rough grazings and other semi-natural areas” means land containing semi-natural vegetation including heathland, heather moorland, bog, unimproved grassland and rough grassland which is used or suitable for grazing; and

surface water” has the same meaning as in section 3(3) of the 2003 Act.

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