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The Rural Development Programmes (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2009

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1.—(1) The title of these Regulations is the Rural Development Programmes (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2009.

(2) These Regulations apply in relation to Wales, and come into force on 1 January 2010.

Amendments to the Rural Development Programmes (Wales) Regulations 2006

2.—(1) The Rural Development Programmes (Wales) Regulations 2006 (1) are amended in accordance with this regulation.

(2) In regulation 2—

(a)Delete the definition of “approved operation”,

(b)In the appropriate place insert the following definitions—

  • “approved operation or approved setting up cost” (“gweithrediad a gymeradwywyd neu gost sefydlu a gymeradwywyd”) means an operation or setting up cost which the Welsh Ministers have approved in writing for the receipt of financial assistance, and “approve” (“cymeradwyo”) and “approval” (“cymeradwyaeth”) are to be construed accordingly;

  • “setting up cost” (“cost sefydlu”) means the expenditure incurred or to be incurred in the setting up of young farmers pursuant to Article 7 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 1857/2006 of 15 December 2006 on the application of Articles 87 and 88 of the Treaty to State aid to small and medium-sized enterprises active in the production of agricultural products and amending Regulation (EC) No 70/2001.(2).

(3) In regulations 3(1), 6(1), 7(1)(a), 7(1)(b), 7(2)(a), 7(7), 8(1) 9(1), 9(1)(d), 9(1)(g), 9(1)(h), 9(1)(i), 9(1)(l), 9(2)(b) after “approved operation” insert “or approved setting up cost”.

(4) In regulations 4(1) and 9(2)(a) after “operation” insert “or setting up cost”.

(5) For regulation 4(2), substitute—

4(2) The Welsh Ministers may,

(i)provided that they are satisfied that an operation to which the application relates is eligible for Community assistance, approve that operation, or

(ii)approve the setting up cost for the receipt of financial assistance, and any such approval may be given subject to such conditions as the Welsh Ministers may determine..

(6) In regulation 8(1) for “that operation” substitute “an operation or setting up cost”.

(7) In the Schedule—

(a)In paragraph 4 replace the entry with the following text—

4.  Commission Regulation (EC) No 1120/2009 of 29 October 2009 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of the single payment scheme provided for in Title III of Council Regulation (EC) No 73/2009 establishing common rules for direct support schemes for farmers under the common agricultural policy and establishing certain support schemes for farmers.(3);

(b)In paragraph 5 replace the entry with the following text—

5.  Commission Regulation (EC) No 1122/2009 of 30 November 2009 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 73/2009 as regards cross-compliance, modulation and the integrated administration and control system, under the direct support schemes for farmers provided for in that Regulation, as well as for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 as regards cross-compliance under the support scheme provided for the wine sector.(4);

(c)In paragraph 6 replace the entry with the following text—

6.  Council Regulation (EC) No 73/2009 of 19 January 2009 establishing common rules for direct support schemes for farmers under the common agricultural policy and establishing certain support schemes for farmers.(5).

Elin Jones

Minister for Rural Affairs, one of the Welsh Ministers

9 December 2009

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