Factsheet: Good Agricultural Practice for Protection of Waters Regulations 2014

Good Agricultural Practice for Protection of Waters Regulations 2014

Key Information

Country/Region:

Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
European Union (Good Agricultural Practice for Protection of Waters) Regulations 2014
Description: 
The purpose of these Regulations is to give effect to Ireland’s Nitrates Action Programme for the protection of waters against pollution caused by agricultural sources. It provides a basic set of measures to ensure the protection of waters, including drinking water sources, against pollution caused by nitrogen and phosphorus from agricultural sources, with the primary emphasis on the management of livestock manures and other fertilisers. The set of measures also provide some basic safeguards against possible harmful impacts on water quality arising from the proposed agricultural expansion under Food Harvest 2020.
Goal/Aim: 
Reduce water pollution from agriculture
Responsible Authority: 
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2005
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2014