370. Nitrate vulnerable zones.

370.     Nitrate vulnerable zones.

Provision is made, for the purpose of reducing water pollution caused or induced by nitrates from agricultural sources, for the designation of nitrate vulnerable zones1.

The occupier of a holding2 within a nitrate free zone has a duty to ensure that the amount of nitrogen in livestock manure applied to the holding, whether directly by an animal or by spreading3, and the amount of nitrogen in organic manure spread on any given hectare of land on the holding, does not exceed set amounts4.

Before spreading nitrogen fertiliser, the