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Title, application and commencement

1.—(1) The title of these Regulations is the Common Agricultural Policy Single Payment and Support Schemes (Wales) Regulations 2010.

(2) These Regulations apply in relation to Wales, and come into force on 16 August 2010.

Interpretation

2.—(1) In these Regulations—

(2) Any reference in these Regulations to an EU instrument is a reference to that instrument as amended from time to time.

Region

3.  Wales is a single region for the purposes of Article 46(2) of the Council Regulation.

Minimum size of holding to establish entitlements

4.  For the purposes of Article 25(4) of the Commission Regulation the minimum size of a holding for which the establishment of payment entitlements may be requested is 0.3 hectares.

Minimum claim

5.  For the purposes of Article 28(1) of the Council Regulation the minimum requirement for a claim is one hectare for farmers who do not hold special entitlements in accordance with that Article, and 100 for farmers who hold special entitlements.

Date on which eligible land must be at the farmer’s disposal

6.  In relation to any year in which the farmer makes a declaration in respect of parcels pursuant to Article 35(1) of the Council Regulation, the date on which those parcels must be at the farmer’s disposal is the 15 May of that year.

Voluntary modulation

7.  The rates in the third column of the Schedule are the voluntary modulation referred to in Article 1 of Council Regulation (EC) No 378/2007 of 27 March 2007 laying down rules for voluntary modulation of direct payments(3).

Short rotation coppice

8.  For the purposes of Article 2(n) of the Commission Regulation—

(a)the list of tree species is—

(b)the maximum harvest cycle is 20 years.

Payment entitlements

9.  Pursuant to the third sub-paragraph of Article 43(1) of the Council Regulation, payment entitlements under the single payment scheme attributable to and established in Wales, may only be used or transferred within Wales.

Revocation

10.  The following Regulations are revoked—

(a)The Common Agricultural Policy Single Payment and Support Schemes (Wales) Regulations 2005(4);

(b)The Common Agricultural Policy Single Payment and Support Schemes (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2006(5);

(c)The Common Agricultural Policy Single Payment and Support Schemes (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2008(6);

(d)The Common Agricultural Policy Single Payment and Support Schemes (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2009(7);

(e)The Common Agricultural Policy Single Payment Scheme (Set-aside) (Wales) Regulations 2005(8);

(f)The Common Agricultural Policy Single Payment Scheme (Set-aside) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2006(9).

Elin Jones

Minister for Rural Affairs, one of the Welsh Ministers

22 July 2010