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Cross Compliance Notes for Guidance

DescriptionCross Compliance Notes for Guidance 2006
ISBN0755912926
Official Print Publication DateDecember 2005
Website Publication DateDecember 09, 2005

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Contents

PART A CROSS COMPLIANCE GUIDANCE

PART B CROSS COMPLIANCE PENALTIES

PART A
Introduction

Purpose
Background
Legal basis
Overview of requirements

Permanent Pasture

Statutory Management Requirements ( SMRs)
SMR 1 Conservation of wild birds
SMR 2 Protection of groundwater against pollution
SMR 3 The use of sewage sludge in agriculture
SMR 4 Protection of water in Nitrate Vulnerable Zones
SMR 5 Conservation of flora and fauna
SMR 6 Identification and registration of animals
SMR 7 Framework for the identification and registration of animals
SMR 8 Identification and registration of bovine animals regarding the labelling of beef & beef products
SMR 8a Animal identification and registration - sheep and goats

Additional SMRs from 1 January 2006
SMR 9 Restrictions on the use of plant protection products
SMR 10 Restriction on the use of substances having hormonal or thyrostatic action and beta-agonists in farm animals
SMR 11 Food Law
SMR 12 Prevention and control of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies ( TSEs)
SMR 13 Control of Foot and Mouth Disease ( FMD)
SMR 14 Control of certain animal diseases
SMR 15 Control of Bluetongue

Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition ( GAEC)

Soil erosion
GAEC 1 Post-harvest management of land

GAEC 2 Wind erosion
GAEC 3 Soil capping
GAEC 4 Erosion caused by livestock
GAEC 5 Maintenance of functional field drainage systems
GAEC 6 Muirburn Code

Soil organic matter
GAEC 7 Arable crop rotation standards

GAEC 8 Arable stubble management

Soil structure
GAEC 9 Appropriate machinery use

Minimum level of maintenance
GAEC 10 Undergrazing

GAEC 11 Overgrazing
GAEC 12 Ploughing pasture of a high environmental/archaeological value
GAEC 13 Protection of rough grazings/semi-natural areas
GAEC 14 Application of lime/fertiliser on rough grazings/semi-natural areas
GAEC 15 Field boundaries
GAEC 16 Non-productive landscape features
GAEC 17 Historic features
GAEC 18 Encroachment of unwanted vegetation

Non-compliance

Inspections and Enforcement

Further Information

PART B
Introduction

Basic Principles of the Penalty Framework

Intent
Extent
Severity
Permanence
Repetition

Areas of Cross Compliance and Multiple First Time Breaches

One Breach Covering Both GAEC and SMR

Multiple Breaches With Both First Time and Repeat Breaches

Standard of Proof and Right to Appeal

Common Problems at Cross Compliance Inspections

ANNEXES
Annex 1 Cross Compliance Penalty Matrix
Assessing Non-Compliance
Annex 2 - GAEC: Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition
Annex 3 - SMR 1: Conservation of Wild Birds
Annex 4 - SMR 2: Groundwater Regulations
Annex 5 - SMR 3: Sewage Sludge Regulations
Annex 6 - SMR 4: Nitrate Vulnerable Zones's
Annex 7 - SMR 5: Conservation of Flora and Fauna
Annex 8 - SMR 6: Livestock ID & Traceability - Pigs
Annex 9 - SMR 7-8: Livestock ID & Traceability - Cattle
Annex 10 - Cattle Penalty Calculator
Annex 11 - SMR 8a: Livestock ID & Traceability - Sheep & Goats
Annex 12 - Legislation for the Statutory Management Requirements.
Annex 13 - Groundwater Regulations 1998 List I and List II substances.
Annex 14 - SEERAD Area Office contact details.
Annex 15 - Divisional Veterinary Managers ( DVM) contact details