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The Nitrate Sensitive Areas Regulations 1994

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation, commencement and extent

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. 3.Aid for farmers in nitrate sensitive areas

  5. 4.Qualifying conditions for land and farmer

  6. 5.Land which is eligible for aid

  7. 6.Applications for aid

  8. 7.Undertakings by farmer

  9. 8.Restrictions on acceptance of applications for aid

  10. 9.Monitoring of undertakings and of effectiveness of schemes

  11. 10.Claims for aid

  12. 11.Payments of aid

  13. 12.Upgrading of scheme

  14. 13.Death of farmer or change of occupation of the land

  15. 14.Power to vary undertakings

  16. 15.Withholding and recovery of aid and termination

  17. 16.False statements

  18. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      NITRATE SENSITIVE AREAS

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      REQUIREMENTS UNDER ALL SCHEMES

      1. The requirements referred to in regulation 7(a) are—

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE BASIC SCHEME

      1. The requirements referred to in regulation 7(b)(i) are—

      2. Option A—Low nitrogen arable cropping (restricted rotation)

      3. Option B—Low nitrogen arable cropping (standard rotation)

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE PREMIUM ARABLE SCHEME

      1. The requirements referred to in regulation 7(b)(ii) are—

      2. Option A—conversion of arable land to grassland, unfertilised and ungrazed

      3. Option B—conversion of arable land to species rich grassland, unfertilised and ungrazed

      4. Option C—conversion of arable land to unfertilised grassland with grazing

      5. Option D—conversion of arable land to grassland with optional grazing and limited application of nitrogen fertiliser

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE PREMIUM GRASS SCHEME

      1. The requirements referred to in regulation 7(b)(iii) are—

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      RATES OF PAYMENT

      1. Basic scheme

      2. 1.Option A—Low nitrogen arable cropping (restricted rotation)

      3. 2.Option B—Low nitrogen arable cropping (standard rotation)

      4. Premium arable scheme

      5. 3.Option A—Conversion of arable land to grassland, unfertilised and ungrazed

      6. 4.Option B—Conversion of arable land to species rich grassland, unfertilised and ungrazed

      7. 5.Option C—Conversion of arable land to unfertilised grassland, with grazing

      8. 6.Option D—Conversion of arable land to grassland, with optional grazing and limited application of nitrogen fertiliser

      9. 7.Premium grass scheme

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      UPGRADING OF UNDERTAKINGS

  19. Explanatory Note

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