Council Directive 91/676/EEC sets out the legislative framework concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources. Derogations may be granted to Member States under certain conditions. The present Decision grants the derogation requested by the Netherlands for the purpose of allowing a higher amount of grazing livestock manure applied to the land each year than that provided for in subparagraph (a) of paragraph 2 of Annex III to Directive 91/676/EEC. This Decision applies on an individual basis to grassland farms.
Implements: Council Directive 91/676/EEC concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources. (1991-12-12)
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