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The Nitrate Pollution Prevention Regulations 2008

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1

    1. 1.Citation

    2. 2.Application

    3. 3.Coming into force

    4. 4.Transitional measures for holdings not previously in a nitrate vulnerable zone

    5. 5.Meaning of “polluted water”

    6. 6.Interpretation

  3. PART 2

    1. 7.Designation of nitrate vulnerable zones

    2. 8.Application for a declaration

    3. 9.Proceedings before the panel

    4. 10.Effect of panel findings

    5. 11.Review of nitrate vulnerable zones

  4. PART 3

    1. 12.Application of livestock manure – total nitrogen limit for the whole holding

    2. 13.Spreading organic manure – nitrogen limits per hectare

  5. PART 4

    1. 14.Planning the spreading of nitrogen fertiliser

    2. 15.Additional information to be recorded during the year

    3. 16.Total nitrogen spread on a holding

    4. 17.Calculating the amount of nitrogen available for crop uptake from livestock manure

  6. PART 5

    1. 18.Risk maps

    2. 19.When to spread fertiliser

    3. 20.Spreading manufactured fertiliser near surface water

    4. 21.Spreading organic manure near surface water, boreholes, springs or wells

    5. 22.Controlling how nitrogen fertiliser is spread

    6. 23.Incorporating organic manure into the ground

  7. PART 6

    1. 24.Meaning of “organic manure with high readily available nitrogen”

    2. 25.Closed periods for spreading organic manure with high readily available nitrogen

    3. 26.Exemptions: crops sown before 15th September

    4. 27.Exemptions for organic holdings

    5. 28.Restrictions following the closed period

    6. 29.Times in which spreading manufactured nitrogen fertiliser is prohibited

    7. 30.Defence

  8. PART 7

    1. 31.Storage of organic manure

    2. 32.Temporary field sites

    3. 33.Separation of slurry

    4. 34.Storage capacity

  9. PART 8

    1. 35.Recording the size of the holding

    2. 36.Records relating to storage of manure during the storage period

    3. 37.Annual records relating to storage

    4. 38.Record of nitrogen produced by animals on the holding

    5. 39.Livestock manure brought on to or sent off the holding

    6. 40.Sampling and analysis

    7. 41.Records of crops sown

    8. 42.Records of spreading nitrogen fertiliser

    9. 43.Subsequent records

    10. 44.Fertiliser Advisers Certification and Training Scheme advice

    11. 45.Duration of records

  10. PART 9

    1. 46.Monitoring and review

    2. 47.Public participation

  11. PART 10

    1. 48.Offences and penalties

    2. 49.Enforcement

    3. 50.Revocations

  12. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Volume of manure and nitrogen produced by livestock

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Calculating nitrogen in manure

      1. PART 1 Standard table

      2. PART 2 Sampling and analysis

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Permitted crops for the closed period

  13. Explanatory Note

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