Agricultural nitrate pollution prevention
Agricultural nitrate pollution prevention

The following Environment practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Agricultural nitrate pollution prevention
  • Brexit impact
  • Floods and Water (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/558
  • Flood and Water (Amendments) (England and Wales) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/460
  • The Nitrates Directive
  • Status of EU directives following Brexit
  • Agricultural nitrate pollution prevention in England
  • Agricultural nitrate pollution prevention in Wales
  • Nitrate vulnerable zones
  • Action programmes
  • More...

Agricultural nitrate pollution prevention

Brexit impact

11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. Any changes relevant to this content will be set out below. For further guidance, see Practice Note: Brexit—impact on environmental law and News Analysis: Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources.

Floods and Water (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/558

The Floods and Water (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/558 effective from the end of the implementation period (IP), completion day, make minor and technical amendments to legislation in the fields of floods and water to ensure its continued operability. In particular, Part 3 introduces a new reporting requirement into the Sludge (Use in Agriculture) Regulations 1989 and also into the Nitrate Pollution Prevention Regulations 2015, SI 2015/668. These EU Exit regulations also outline objectives against which the Secretary of State (SoS) must review the overall position of any derogations granted under the Nitrate Pollution Prevention Regulations 2015. See below for more details.

Flood and Water (Amendments) (England and Wales) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/460

The Flood and Water (Amendments) (England and

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