This Decree contains rules for the discharge of water related to agricultural activities in surface waters and provides directions for the use of pesticides. The Decree is based on, among other things, articles 6.2, 6.6 en 6.7 van de Water Act. Chapter 6 of the Water Act applies also to agricultural activities involving the use of pesticides and biocides. This Decree places restrictions on the discharge of wastewater and provides general principles and rules for such discharge. It also prescribes various standards for discharge and requires persons who wish to carry out agricultural activities that may involve discharge of wastewater to notify the competent authority.
Implemented by: Regulation on methods for the testing of low-pressure spray caps for purposes of the Decree Discharge Open Cultivation and Livestock Breeding. (2012-03-19)
Implements: Council Directive 91/676/EEC concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources. (1991-12-12)
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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.