This Decree provides for the implementation of a system of so-called "poultry rights" as proposed in the Act fertilizing Substances. A "poultry right" is basically a right to hold poultry and to produce manure from poultry. The introduction of these rights for various sectors of livestock farming aims at the control of pollution caused by manure. The Decree defines the quantity of the right for various kinds and sizes of poultry farms, and makes provision with respect to the granting of permits for construction (under the old system of ecological control) and report by manure producing enterprises (under the new system).
Implements: Act containing rules relative to the trade in and the disposal of fertilizing substances (Fertilizing Substances Act). (2012-03-19)
Amended by: Decree No. 570 of 2001 to amend the Decree containing rules relative to implementation of a system of poultry rights based on the Fertilising Substances Act and the Decree relative to the restructuring of pig breeding enterprises. (2001-11-23)
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The Dutch United Provinces declared their independence from Spain in 1579; during the 17th century, they became a leading seafaring and commercial power, with settlements and colonies around the world. After a 20-year French occupation, a Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1815. In 1830, Belgium seceded and formed a separate kingdom. The Netherlands remained neutral in World War I, but suffered German invasion and occupation in World War II. A modern, industrialized nation, the Netherlands is also a large exporter of agricultural products.