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The Agricultural Processing and Marketing Grant (Wales) Regulations 2001

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2.—(1) In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires—

  • “approved expenditure” (“gwariant a gymeradwywyd”) means, in relation to any operation, expenditure which the National Assembly has approved for the receipt of financial support, and “approve” (“cymeradwyo”) and “approval” (“cymeradwyaeth”) shall be construed accordingly;

  • “authorised person” (“person a awdurdodwyd”) means any person who is authorised by the National Assembly either generally or specifically to act in matters arising under these Regulations and includes any official of the Commission who accompanies such an authorised person;

  • “beneficiary” (“buddiolwr”) means a person who has been granted financial support;

  • “the Commission” (“y Comisiwn”) means the Commission of the European Communities;

  • “the Commission Regulation” (“Rheoliad y Comisiwn”) means Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1750/1999(1) laying down detailed rules for the application of the Council Regulation, as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2075/2000(2);

  • “commitment” (“ymrwymiad”) means any obligation placed upon a beneficiary under, or by virtue of, these Regulations and / or the Community legislation;

  • “Community support” (“cymorth Cymunedol”) means support from the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund payable in accordance with the Community legislation;

  • “the Community legislation” (“y ddeddfwriaeth Gymunedol”) means the instruments listed in the Schedule to these Regulations in so far as they relate to expenditure for which support may be granted pursuant to Articles 4 to 7 and 25 to 28 of Council Regulation 1257/1999/EC;

  • “the Council Regulation” (“Rheoliad y Cyngor 1257/1999/EC”) means Council Regulation (EC) No.1257/1999 of 17 May 1999 on support for rural development from the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF)(3);

  • “electronic communication” (“cyfathrebu electronig”) has the same meaning as in the Electronic Communications Act 2000 (4);

  • “financial support” (“cymorth ariannol”) means an amount paid or payable under these Regulations;

  • “the National Assembly” (“y Cynulliad Cenedlaethol”) means the National Assembly for Wales;

  • “operation” (“gweithrediad”) means an investment or project;

  • “Objective 1 area” (“ardal Amcan 1”) means the area described in the Commission Decision of 24 July 2000 (referred to in the Schedule to these Regulations), as “West Wales and the Valleys”, and comprising the local authority areas of, Isle of Anglesey, Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire, Camarthenshire, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Bridgend, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Merthyr Tydfil, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, and Torfaen;

  • “public funds” (“cronfeydd cyhoeddus”) means monies made available by—

    (a)

    a body exercising public functions within the United Kingdom; or

    (b)

    the European Communities;

  • “the RDPW” (“y CDGC”) means the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2000 — 2006 approved by the Commission Decision of 11 October 2000 referred to in the Schedule to these Regulations, and “the relevant part of the RDPW” (“y rhan berthnasol o'r CDGC”) means that part of the RDPW which relates to expenditure for which support may be granted pursuant to Articles 4 to 7 and 25 to 28 of the Council Regulation;

  • “small and medium-sized enterprises” (“mentrau bach a chanolig”) has the same meaning as in the Annex to Commission Recommendation (EC) No. 96/280 of 3 April 1996 concerning the definition of small and medium-sized enterprises(5); and

  • “the SPD” (“y DRS”) means the Single Programming Document for Community structural assistance under Objective 1 for West Wales and the Valleys approved by the Commission Decision of 24 July 2000 referred to in the Schedule to these Regulations.

(2) A reference in these Regulations to anything done in writing or produced in written form includes a reference to an electronic communication which has been recorded and is consequently capable of being reproduced.

(3) Any reference in these Regulations to a Community instrument is a reference to that instrument as amended on the date on which these Regulations are made.

(1)

OJ No.L214, 13.8.1999, p.31.

(2)

OJ No.L246, 30.9.2000, p.46.

(3)

OJ No.L160, 26.6.1999, p.80.

(5)

OJ No. L107, 30.4.96, p.4.

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