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Nitrate Pollution Prevention Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 668 of 2015).

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These Regulations provide for the designation of land as nitrate vulnerable zones and imposes annual limits on the amount of nitrogen from organic manure that may be applied or spread in a holding in a nitrate vulnerable zone. They continue to implement in England Council Directive 91/676/EEC (concerning the protection of waters against pollution by nitrates from agricultural sources) and Commission Decision 2009/431/EC granting a derogation pursuant to that Directive. The Regulations specify requirements and limits relating to the amount of nitrogen to be spread on a crop. They also concern, among other things, record-keeping, appeals against decisions, spreading organic manure near surface water, boreholes, springs or wells and storage of fertiliser.
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