Factsheet: Italian transposition of Nitrates Directive

Italian transposition of Nitrates Directive

Key Information


Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
e Ministry Decree 7-4-2006 and Legislative Decree 11-05-1999 n°152
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
recepimento Direttiva Nitrati: DL n°152/99: Disposizioni sulla direttiva 91/676/CEE relativa alla protezione delle acque dall'inquinamento provocato dai nitrati provenienti da fonti agricole”) - DM 7/4/06: “Criteri e norme tecniche generali per la disciplina regionale dell'utilizzazione agronomica degli effluenti di allevamento"
Directive 676/1999/EC - Nitrates Directive- aims to protect water quality across Europe by preventing nitrates from agricultural sources polluting ground and surface waters and by promoting the use of good farming practices. The Nitrates Directive forms an integral part of the Water Framework Directive and is one of the key instruments in the protection of waters against agricultural pressures. The Directive is implemented in Italy by the MD 7-4-2006 and LD 11-5-99 n 152 other than by the aforementioned Dlg 152/06
Responsible Authority: 
Italian Ministry of Environment, Regions, Public Municipalities


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