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The Common Agricultural Policy Single Payment and Support Schemes (Cross Compliance) (Wales) Regulations 2004

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2.—(1) In these Regulations—

“agri-environment commitment” means a commitment under Council Regulation 2078/92 or Articles 22 to 24 of Council Regulation 1257/1999;

“authorised person” means any person authorised by the National Assembly to act in matters relating to these Regulations, the Council Regulation or the Commission Regulation;

“the Commission Regulation” means Commission Regulation (EC) No. 796/2004 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of cross-compliance, modulation and the integrated administration and control system provided for in the Council Regulation(1);

“the Council Regulation” means Council Regulation (EC) No. 1782/2003 establishing common rules for direct support schemes under the common agricultural policy and establishing certain support schemes for farmers(2);

“Council Regulation 2078/92” means Council Regulation (EC) No. 2078/92 on agricultural production methods compatible with the requirements of the protection of the environment and the maintenance of the countryside(3); “Council Regulation 1257/1999” means Council Regulation (EC) No. 1257/1999 on support for rural development from the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF)(4);

“the Countryside Council” means the Countryside Council for Wales as established under Section 128 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990(5);

“the Environment Agency” means the Environment Agency as established under section 1 of the Environment Act 1995(6);

“farmer” has the meaning given to it by Article 2(a) of the Council Regulation;

“holding” has the meaning given to it by Article 2(b) of the Council Regulation;

“the National Assembly” means the National Assembly for Wales;

“non compliance” has the meaning given to it by Article 2(35) of the Commission Regulation;

“permanent pasture” has the meaning given to it by Article 2(2) of the Commission Regulation;

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

(3) Other expressions used in these Regulations are to be construed in accordance with the Council Regulation and the Commission Regulation.

(4) In these Regulations any reference to a numbered regulation or the schedule is to be construed as a reference to the regulation or the schedule so numbered in these Regulations.

(1)

O.J. No. L141, 30.04.2004, p. 18.

(2)

O.J L270, 21.10.2003 p.1, as last amended by Council Regulation (EC) No. 864/2004 (O.J. No. L161, 30.04.2004, p.48)

(3)

O.J. L215, 30.07.1992, p.85, as last amended by Council Regulation (EC) No.583/2004 (O.J. L91, 30.03.2004, p.1). This Council is no longer in force, but agri-environment commitments entered into under it remain extant.

(4)

O.J. L160, 26.06.1999, p.80, as last amended by Council Regualtion (EC) No.583/2004 (O.J. L91, 30.03.2004, p.1).

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