There are codes of practice to help farmers protect their land and the environment from pollution. The codes are not law. However, whether you comply with the codes may be taken into account in any legal proceedings following a pollution incident.

Complying with the codes could greatly help your business

Northern Ireland


The 'DOs and DON'Ts' guide is an abbreviated version of the PEPFAA Code.

Scottish Government: PEPFAA DOs and DON'Ts guide

You can obtain a free printed copy of the PEPFAA Code and the 'DOs and DON'Ts Guide'   from your local Scottish Government Rural Payments and Inspections Directorate (SGRPID) area office.

Scottish Government: SGRPID area offices

SEE ALSO: Cross compliance and agri-environment schemes, Northern Ireland: Nitrate action programme, Scotland: Nitrate Vulnerable zones

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