These Regulations set out the Nitrates Action Programme and lay down provisions applicable to agricultural activities in Malta. The aim is to reduce pollution of water resources by nitrates from agricultural sources. Regulation 4 establishes that any farmer responsible for agricultural activities must prepare each year a fertilizer plan in respect of its holding.
Implements: Council Directive 91/676/EEC concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources. (1991-12-12)
Amended by: Nitrates Action Programme (Amendment) Regulations, 2015 (L.N. 94 of 2015). (2015)
Amended by: Nitrates Action Programme (Amendment) Regulations, 2013 (L.N. 77 of 2013). (2013)
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Great Britain formally acquired Malta in 1814. The island staunchly supported the UK through both world wars and remained in the Commonwealth when it became independent in 1964; a decade later it declared itself a republic. Since about the mid-1980s, the island has transformed itself into a freight transshipment point, a financial center, and a tourist destination while its key industries moved toward more service-oriented activities. Malta became an EU member in May 2004 and began using the euro as currency in 2008.
Malta is a parliamentary republic.