The scope of this Decree is to implement provisions of the Act containing rules regarding the emission of ammoniac from animal keeping premises belonging to the livestock sector so as to reduce negative effects caused by emission of ammoniac produced by agricultural enterprises. The Decree prescribes maximum emission values for various types of animal keeping. If animals, for which a maximum emission value is indicated in the Schedule, are kept, no animal keeping system shall be used with an emission factor higher than the value indicated in the Schedule.
Implements: Act No. 93 of 2002 containing rules regarding the emission of ammoniac from animal keeping premises belonging to the livestock sector (Act Ammoniac and Livestock Farming). (2010-07-19)
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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.