Factsheet: Fertilizers Act

Fertilizers Act

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Fertilizers Act
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Zakon o hnojivech.
Description: 
This Act sets out conditions governing the marketing and use of fertilizers, barnyard manure, additive soil substances, additive plant preparations and substrates. Further the Act lays down conditions for carrying out agrochemical tests on agricultural lands and assessing soil properties of forest lands. Provisions on inspection and penalties are also laid down. This first part of the Act of 2008 amends 46 points of the Fertilizers Act. The Act lays down provisions concerning reporting on fertilizers and additive substances (art. 3a), registration of fertilizers (art. 4), decisions on registration (art. 5), use of fertilizers, additive substances, treated sludge and sediment (art. 9), administrative offenses of legal and physical persons dealing with fertilizers. The Act amends also the Wastes Act, specifying concentration limits of pollutants in excavated soils, including sediment from water reservoirs and river water courses.
Goal/Aim: 
- Regulate the application of fertilizers, barnyard manure, additive soil substances, additive plant preparations and substrates. - Reduce the pollution from agricultural sources.
Responsible Authority: 
Ministry of Agriculture - Ministerstvo zemědělství

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
1998
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2008