The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs intends to make the following Statutory Rule entitled "The Nutrient Action Programme (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019", which is due to come into operation in August 2019.
The Draft Statutory Rule amends the Nutrient Action Programme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019, following the European Commission Decision 2019/816 granting a derogation from the Nitrates Directive (91/667/EEC) for Northern Ireland.
Its purpose is to include:
(i) provisions prescribing the application and authorisation for derogated holdings;
(ii) additional measures which apply to derogated holdings and consequential amendments;
(III) makes an amendment about the application of anaerobic digestate; and
(iv) corrects minor drafting errors.
If you have any comments on the contents of these Regulations please make these in writing or email, no later than 16 July 2019.