Factsheet: Decree on discharge of dangerous substances in agriculture

Decree on discharge of dangerous substances in agriculture

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Regional Legislative Decree No. 16/2005/A implementing Council Directive 86/280/EEC on limit values and quality objectives for discharges of certain dangerous substances included in List I of the Annex to Directive 76/464/EEC.
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Decreto Legislativo Regional n. 16/2005/A de 20 de Julho Transpõe a Directiva n.o 286/278/CEE, do Conselho, de 12 de Junho, referente à utilização das lamas de depuração na agricultura
Description: 
This Decree, composed of 14 articles, introduces in the Azores Regional legal system the Council Directive 86/280/EEC on limit values and quality objectives for discharges of certain dangerous substances within agricultural activities. In particular, the Decree regulates discharges’ characteristics, soil requirements, protection areas, licensing procedures, information duties, control and monitoring procedures and the required reporting system.
Goal/Aim: 
Limit dangerous substances within agricultural activities.

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
Agência Portuguesa do Ambiente - Portuguese Environmental Agency

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2005