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Archive NVZ News & Guidance

Nitrate Vulnerable Zones front page update regarding revisions to the NVZ areas introduced on 2 February 2015 (Added to site on 23/12/2014, Archived on 10/12/2015)

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2013 Review of the NVZ designated areas:

Review of NVZs in Scotland Consultion (Added to site on 23/12/2014, Archived on 10/12/2015)

SEPA Methodology Report: An outline of the new methodology, results and implications of the Review of Scotland’s Nitrate Vulnerable Zone designations in 2013. (Added to site on 07/04/2014, Archived on 10/12/2015)

Stranraer Lowlands Nitrate Monitoring, SEPA Report (Added to site on 07/04/2014, Archived on 10/12/2015)

Review of NVZ Designated Areas Consultation Maps (Added to site on 20/03/2014, Archived on 10/12/2015)

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Amendments to the Action Programme for Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (Added to site on 15/05/2013, Archived on 10/12/2015)

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The analysis of responses on The Action Programme for Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZs) consultation

Summary of amendments to The Action Programme for Nitrate Vulnerable Zones Regulations 2008 - to come into effect mid-May 2013 (Added to site on 09/01/2013, Archived on 10/12/2015)

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Guidance on cross compliance consequences for farmers in NVZ's who propose to spread slurry on frozen or snow covered ground as a result of storage facilities being at full capacity (Added to site on 10/12/2010, Archived on 09/01/2013)

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Exemption From Minimum Slurry Storage Requirement and Closed Period Spreading Restriction. (Added to Site 06/07/2010, Archived on 09/01/2013)

NVZ Farmers with exemptions from minimum slurry storage requirements and closed period spreading restrictions should note that renewals for 2011 must be submitted to thier local SGRPID before 31/12/2010.

Farmers are reminded that 2011 will be the last year where an exemption can be made.

If you do not have the required minimum slurry storage capacity by the 31/12/2011 you will be considered to be in breach of the NVZ Action Programme Regulations 2008.

NOTE: Existing exempted farmers intending to fund slurry storage via SRDP Rural Priorities grant should be aware that you will be unable to apply for grant funding toward compliance with the minimum storage requirement after 31/12/2011.

Any approved projects where the objective is achieving compliance with the minimum storage requirement must be be completed by 31/12/2011.

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Grassland Derogation (Added to site on 23/03/2010, Archived on 06/07/2010)

Farmers who operate above 170kg/N/ha from livestock manure and meet the minimum eligibility criteria are reminded that derogation applications for 2010 must be submitted to your local SGRPID area office by 30th April 2010.

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Minimum Slurry Storage and Closed Period Spreading Exemptions (Added to site on 21/01/2010, Archived on 06/07/2010)

Farmers who applied for and were authorised exemption from the NVZ Regulations concerning minimum slurry storage requirements and closed period slurry spreading restrictions in early 2009, have until the 31st of March 2010 to renew their exemption for this year (2010). Renewals should be made in writing to their local RPID area office.

Please note that renewals for 2011 must be submitted by the 31st of December 2010.

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Grassland Derogation (Added to site on 21/01/2010, Archived on 23/03/2010)

Farmers who operate above 170kg/N/ha from organic nitrogen and meet the minimum eligibility criteria are reminded that retrospective derogation applications for 2009 must be submitted to your local area office by 31st January 2010. Applications for 2010 to 2012 must be made annually by 30th April.

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Archived Guidance 21/01/2010

The links below are relevant to the guidance and procedures adopted for slurry spreading on frozen or snow covered land during the extreme weather events in Scotland during the period from 22/12/2009 to 17/01/2010.

SGRPID Area Office Guidance on spreading slurry on snow covered ground

Supplement to spreading on snow or frozen ground guidance, cross compliance penalties

Example RPID letter for farmers who have requested to spread slurry on snow covered land

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