The person named was the subject of a Nitrates inspection on 27 April 2018, carried out by my Department on behalf of the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. This inspection identified a range of non-compliances with the cross-compliance requirements under the Nitrates Regulations. Due to the serious nature of the non-compliances determined, an intentional penalty of 20% was applied to the 2018 Direct Schemes payments. The person named was notified of this decision on 11 June 2018.
The person named sought a review of this decision and this process is nearing completion. The person named will be notified of the outcome as soon as possible
In the event that the person named is dissatisfied with the outcome of this review, the decision can be appealed to the independent Agriculture Appeals Office, within 3 months.