Factsheet: Nitrate


Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Decree No. 59 of 2008 (IV. 29.) FVM of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development laying down detailed rules of the action plan needed to protect waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources and on data supply and registration.
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
59/2008. (IV. 29.) FVM rendelet vizek mezőgazdasági eredetű nitrátszennyezéssel szembeni védelméhez szükséges cselekvési program részletes szabályairól, valamint az adatszolgáltatás és nyilvántartás rendjéről
This Decree applies to all agricultural activities in nitrate sensitive areas and with regard to data supply and registration, also to companies and private persons keeping animals outside of nitrate sensitive areas, all except for private persons keeping animals for household needs. The rules contained in Articles 4-9 providing Good Agricultural Practices to be observed by farmers in nitrate sensitive areas is in fact the action plan. Article 10 contains rules on data supply and registration. Annex 1 to this Decree contains nitrate standards for manure to be used as fertilizer.
- Water protection against nitrate pollution of agricultural origin. - Nitrate standards for manure, compost, digestate, sludge to be used as fertilizer.
Responsible Authority: 
Mezőgazdasági és Vidékfejlesztési Hivatal - Agricultural and Rural Development Agency (MVH)


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