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Am I eligiable for a derogation?

You can apply for a grassland derogation to use a higher limit of up to 250kg of nitrogen per hectare, if the nitrogen comes from grazing livestock manure.

Grazing livestock are:

  • cattle (except for veal calves)
  • sheep
  • deer
  • goats
  • horses

You must comply with the conditions of a derogation and the NVZ rules if your application is successful. You can only apply for a derogation if at least 80% of the agricultural area of your holding is grass.

 

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How do I apply for a Derogation?

You can apply for a derogation by ringing the Environment Agency on 03708 506506 and requesting the 'Reg Aware Team'.

When you apply, you must give the:

  • farm name, address and your County Parish Holding (CPH) number
  • agricultural area and grassland area of your farm in hectares on 1 January of the year for which you are applying
  • amount of manure nitrogen produced by grazing livestock kept on your farm during the calendar year in kilograms of nitrogen (kgN)
  • amount of manure nitrogen produced by grazing livestock you intend to bring onto or send off your farm during the calendar year (kgN)
  • total amount of manure nitrogen from grazing livestock on your farm during the calendar year (kgN)
  • amount of manure nitrogen produced by non-grazing livestock on your farm during the calendar year (kgN)
  • amount of manure nitrogen produced by non-grazing livestock you intend to bring onto or send off your farm during the calendar year (kgN)
  • total amount of manure nitrogen from non-grazing livestock on your farm during the calendar year (kgN)

Inspections

The Environment Agency may inspect your farm to make sure you’re meeting conditions of your derogation.

The Rural Payments Agency may inspect you if you claim basic farm payments as part of your cross compliance requirements.

 

More Information

 

Source: Rural Payments Agency

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