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Review of Nitrate Vulnerable Zone Designated Areas in Scotland 2013

Review of Nitrate Vulnerable Zone Designated Areas in Scotland 2013

Thursday, April 10, 2014

ISBN: 9781784123857

This consultation sets out proposals based on the review, carried out in 2013, of Nitrate Vulnerable Zone designated areas in Scotland.

Executive Summary

The Nitrates Directive requires Member States to designate Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZs) where there is a serious threat to the water environment from nitrate from agricultural sources.

Member States (MS) are then required to introduce and implement an Action Programme of a particular form in those zones.

A review was carried out during 2013 of the designated NVZs in Scotland; this consultation proposes revisions to the current Nitrate Vulnerable Zones based on the review carried out.