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The Nitrate Sensitive Areas Regulations 1994

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Monitoring of undertakings and of effectiveness of schemes

9.—(1) A farmer whose application for aid under these Regulations has been accepted shall permit the Minister, her servants or agents, accompanied by such persons acting under her instructions as appear to her, her servant or agent to be necessary for the purpose, at all reasonable times, where necessary in order to monitor compliance with the farmer’s undertakings or to assess their effectiveness in preventing the entry of nitrate into controlled waters, to—

(a)enter upon any land which is the subject of such undertakings;

(b)take samples from the land;

(c)install equipment on the land; or

(d)examine all records kept in compliance with undertakings given under these Regulations.

(2) A farmer whose application for aid under these Regulations has been accepted shall render all reasonable assistance to any person acting by virtue of paragraph (1) and in particular shall—

(a)produce for inspection such document or record as may be required by that person; and

(b)at the request of that person, accompany him in making the inspection of any land and shall identify any area of land which is concerned in any application or claim made or in any undertaking given under these Regulations.

(3) A farmer whose application for aid under these Regulations has been accepted shall provide the Minister which such information relating to the farmer’s interest in, use of, and intended use of the land in respect of which he has given undertakings as the Minister may reasonably require to enable her to monitor compliance with the farmer’s undertakings or to assess their effectiveness in preventing the entry of nitrate into controlled waters.

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