This Regulation of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia, which is composed of 19 articles and two Annexes, establishes provisions concerning the use of sewage sludge as a fertilizer in agriculture, and in particular, prohibitions and restrictions on such use and details on reporting to the European Commission. The sludge from sewage treatment plants, small sewage treatment plants or common treatment facilities may be used in agriculture as a fertilizer only in accordance with this regulation. This Regulation is divided into the following Sections: General provisions (Sec. 1); Limits on the use of sludge in agriculture (Sec. 2); Treatment of sludge (Sec. 3); Use of treated sludge in agriculture (Sec. 4); Record keeping and reporting to the Commission (Sec. 5); Control (Sec. 6); Penalty provisions (Sec. 7); Transitional and final provisions (Sec. 8).
Implements: Environmental Protection Act. (2006-04-04)
Implements: Council Directive 86/278/EEC on the protection of the environment, and in particular of the soil, when sewage sludge is used in agriculture. (1986-07-04)
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The Slovene lands were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the latter's dissolution at the end of World War I. In 1918, the Slovenes joined the Serbs and Croats in forming a new multinational state, which was named Yugoslavia in 1929. After World War II, Slovenia became a republic of the renewed Yugoslavia, which though communist, distanced itself from Moscow's rule. Dissatisfied with the exercise of power by the majority Serbs, the Slovenes succeeded in establishing their independence in 1991 after a short 10-day war.