The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has published a Consultation on the proposed Nitrates Action Programme (NAP) for Northern Ireland for 2019-2022. The NAP implements the EU Nitrates Directive which is designed to protect surface waters and groundwaters from pollution by agricultural nutrients.
DAERA would welcome any comment you may wish to make on the proposals made, and the issues raised, in this discussion document. Where you disagree with any proposal, please provide evidence in support of alternative proposals.
Powerpoint presentations from the Nitrates Action Programme 2019-2022 Stakeholder meeting on 27 February 2019 are attached.
Comments on the issues and proposals raised in this paper should reach the Department by 4pm on Tuesday 19 March 2019.
Please submit your comments in writing, preferably by email, using the options below.