Public consultation on the Fertilizer Order prior to the 2020/2021 planning period
The Ministry of the Environment and Food is now sending a draft of the amended Fertilizer Order in public consultation until May 7, 2020. to impose a ban on the application of livestock manure in such a manner and in such areas that there is a risk of run-off to water supply plants. In addition, the closing periods are proposed to be lifted in greenhouses, so that fertilizer is allowed to be applied throughout the year.
Pursuant to the current Animal Fertilizer Order, fertilizers are not permitted to be applied in a manner and in such areas that there is a risk of runoff to surface water. The draft new Executive Order proposes this supplemented by a rule that livestock manure must not be applied in such a manner and in such areas that there is a risk of run-off to water supply plants. The background to the new rule is the European Commission's new BAT conclusions on livestock farming, which are covered by the IE Directive, of which BAT 20 b concerns the application of livestock manure.
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