Law Amending And Supplementing The Law On Helping Farmers

Original Language Title: Закон за изменение и допълнение на Закона за подпомагане на земеделските производители

Read the untranslated law here: http://parliament.bg/bg/laws/ID/15181/

Name of law Law amending and supplementing the law on helping farmers Named Bill a bill amending and supplementing the law on helping farmers adopt date 06/02/2015 number/year Official Gazette 12/2015 Decree No 15

On the grounds of art. 98, paragraph 4 of the Constitution of the Republic of Bulgaria

I DECLARE:

To be published in the Official Gazette the law amending and supplementing the law on helping farmers, passed by the National Assembly of HLIÌI 6 February 2015.

Issued in Sofia on 10 February 2015.

The President of the Republic: Rosen Plevneliev

Stamped with the State seal.

Minister of Justice: Hristo Ivanov

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amending and supplementing the law on support to farmers (official SG. 58 of 1998; amend., SG. 79 and 153 of 1998, no. 12, 26, 86 and 113 of 1999 No. 24 of 2000 No. 34 and 41 of the 2001 46/96 and by 2002, no. 18 of 2004, no. 14 and 105 by 2005. , PC. 18, 30, 34, 59, 80, 96 and 108 of 2006, St. 13, 53 and 59 since 2007, PCs. 16, 36, 43 and 100 of 2008, PCs. 12, 32, 82, and 85 of 2009, PCs. 59 by 2010, PC. 8 by 2011, issue. 38 by 2012, PCs. 15, 66, 101 and 109 in 2013, PCs. 40 and 98 by 2014)

§ 1. In art. 1 is hereby amended as follows:

1. point 1 shall be replaced by the following: "1. the State farmers, including farmers;".

2. point 4 shall be repealed.

3. In paragraph 6, the words "the single area payment scheme ' shall be replaced by" direct payments, "schemes.

§ 2. In art. 2, paragraph 4, the word "ecological" is replaced by "organic".

§ 3. In art. 2 (b), para. 2 the word "fisheries" shall be replaced by "Maritime Affairs and fisheries.

§ 4. In art. 2 (d) the following amendments and supplements shall be made:

1. In paragraph 8. 1 item 3 is created:

"3. the rural development programme for the period 2014-2020."

2. in the Al. 3, after the words "2007 – 2013" there shall be added "and the rural development programme for the period 2014-2020" and the words "approved" and "performed" shall be replaced respectively with "approve" and "run".

3. in the Al. 4, second sentence, the words ' in two national daily newspapers and "are deleted.

§ 5. Art is created. 2 (e):

"Art. 2 (e) (1) the managing body of the rural development programme for the period 2014-2020 shall be set by decision of the Council of Ministers.

(2) the managing body of the rural development programme for the period 2007-2013 and the rural development programme for the period 2014-2020 may, after approval by the Minister of agriculture and food, to delegate by contract a part of his duties in the implementation of the programme of the State Fund "Agriculture", the paying agency. "

§ 6. In art. 4 the word "producer" shall be replaced by "owners".

§ 7. Article 5 shall be repealed.

§ 8. In art. 7, para. 1 the word "producer" shall be replaced by "owners".

§ 9. In art. 8, al. 1 the word "producer" shall be replaced by "owners".

§ 10. Article 9A shall be replaced by the following:

"Art. 9. The Minister of agriculture and Forests shall issue regulations for the implementation of regulations of the European Union in the field of direct payments, as well as regulations on the implementation of the measures and the podmerkite of the rural development programme for the period 2014-2020, after prior coordination with the relevant government departments. "

§ 11. Article 10 is amended as follows:

"Art. 10. (1) the Ministry of agriculture and food, creates a system for advice in agriculture, which includes the National Agriculture Advisory service to the Minister of agriculture and food, and persons approved for participation in measure 2 "consulting services, farm management services and replacement services in holding" of the rural development programme for the period 2014-2020 for the purposes of obezpečavanata of it activity , in the order designated by the Minister of agriculture and food, the Advisory System is assisted by the scientific institutes to the agricultural Academy and specialized higher education institutions in the Republic of Bulgaria.

(2) the system of Councils in agriculture covers the provision of advice to farmers in accordance with art. 12, paragraphs 2 and 3 of Regulation (EC) no 1306/13 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 on the financing, management and monitoring of the common agricultural policy and repealing Regulations (EEC) no 352/78 (4), (EC) No 165/94, (EC) No 2799/98, (EC) no 814/2000, (EC) No 1290/2005 and (EC) No 485/2008 (OJ , L 347/549 of 20 December 2013), hereinafter referred to as "Commission Regulation (EU) no 1306/2013".

(3) the provision of advice from the National Advisory Service Fund is financed from the national budget, under the schemes and the measures of the common agricultural policy and from other financial sources.

(4) the Ministry of agriculture and food, creates and maintains a database of persons who provide advice to farmers. The conditions and procedures for the collection and storage of the database are governed by Decree of the Minister of agriculture and food.

(5) in the data base by al. 4 include the national advisory service in agriculture and the persons referred to in para. 1. Ministry of agriculture and food provides the potential beneficiaries list of persons included in the database, according to art. 13 (3) of Regulation (EC) no 1306/2013. "

§ 12. Article 10A shall be replaced by the following:

"Art. 10. Municipal Councils provide under conditions and by an order determined by them, not less than 50 per cent of the sales area of the municipal markets for sale of agricultural products for use by registered farmers, producer organisations, associations of producer organisations and producer groups in the sale of agricultural produce produced by them. "

§ 13. Article 10 shall be repealed.

§ 14. Article 10 (g) is repealed.

§ 15. Article 10 (h) is repealed.


§ 16. Article 10 shall be repealed.

§ 17. In art. 11 is hereby amended as follows:

1. In paragraph 8. 2, paragraph 1 the word "producer" shall be replaced by "owners".

2. Paragraph 3 shall be repealed.

3. in the Al. 4 the word "producer" shall be replaced by "owners".

§ 18. In art. 11 and the following amendments and supplements shall be made:

1. In paragraph 8. 1 paragraph 1 shall be replaced by the following:

1. adopt, verifies and decide on applications for assistance and requests for payment in respect of schemes and measures to support the common agricultural policy and accepts checks and shall take a decision on the requests for payment in respect of schemes and measures of the common fisheries policy; ".

2. paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

(2) information relating to payments of European agricultural funds and by the European Fund for fisheries and Maritime Affairs, published and disclosed in accordance with the rules of EU legislation on transparency and the protection of personal data. "

3. a para. 3:

(3) paragraph 2 shall not apply in cases where the information is necessary in the implementation of the law on State aid. "

§ 19. In art. 12 make the following amendments and additions:

1. In paragraph 8. 1:

and in the text) before item 1, the words "and Pará. 3 "shall be deleted;

b) in paragraph 3 the word "private" is deleted;

c) in item 5, the word "ecological" is replaced by "organic" and after the word "farming" is added "the animals";

d) point 12 shall be repealed;

(e)) including 13 Union "and" shall be replaced by a comma and add "and of producer markets";

It is) creating new item 15:

"15. the creation and development of short supply chains and local markets;"

(g)) the current item 15 item becomes 16.

2. in the Al. 2:

a) in paragraph 1, the words ' agricultural producers of unprocessed and processed agricultural products "shall be replaced by" owners "and the words" and al. 3 "shall be deleted;

b) points 2 and 6 are repealed.

3. in the Al. 6 Add "in accordance with the law of the European Union.

4. in the Al. 7 Add "or on the basis of applications for assistance or administrative acts issued on the occasion of the applications for assistance.

§ 20. Article 13 shall be amended as follows:

"Art. 13. the Fund shall assist the persons under art. 11, para. 2, paragraph 1 for the implementation of activities under art. 12 on the basis of schemes and support measures. "

§ 21. In art. 14 the following amendments and supplements shall be made:

1. In paragraph 8. 1:

a) in paragraph 3 the word "producer" shall be replaced by "stewards";

b) points 5, 10 and 11 are hereby repealed.

2. in the Al. 2 item 1, add "and his activities as a paying agency".

3. in the Al. 3 the word "producer" shall be replaced by "owners".

§ 22. In art. 15, the words "paragraph 1, 3 and 5 ' shall be replaced by" paragraphs 1 and 3.

§ 23. In art. 16 the words "under the SAPARD programme and ' shall be deleted.

§ 24. In art. 18, al. 2 third sentence of the last comma and added "at least two of them are Deputy Ministers ' and in the fourth sentence, the words" economy, energy and tourism "are replaced by" economy ".

§ 25. In art. 19 the following amendments and supplements shall be made:

1. In paragraph 8. 1, item 6, after the word "financing" is added and a transitional national aid ".

2. in the Al. 3 the words "2/3 of all" are replaced by "3/4 of the members present.

3. a new paragraph. 4:

"(4) the decisions of the Governing Council shall be published on the Internet pages of the Fund and on the Ministry of agriculture and food the next day after their adoption."

4. The current paragraph. 4 it al. 5.

§ 26. In art. 20 and Al are created. 3 and 4:

"(3) the Executive Director may delegate with a part of the funds assigned to him by the Governing Council decision-making powers and/or concluding contracts for financial support of the Deputy Executive Directors, and the directors of the regional directorates of the Fund.

(4) the Executive Director may delegate his powers with an order arising out of European Union law or by national laws, including decision making, rule on applications and/or concluding contracts for financial support, the Deputy Executive Directors, and the directors of the regional directorates of the Fund according to their territorial competence. "

§ 27. In art. 26, al. 4 the word "producer" shall be replaced by "owners".

§ 28. In art. 27, al. 2, after the word "measures" the comma is deleted and added "support" and the words "fully financed from the State budget ' shall be deleted.

§ 29. In art. 30 is made the following changes and additions:

1. In paragraph 8. 2:

a) in paragraph 1 the Union shall "and" shall be replaced by a comma and add "and of applications for payment";

b) item 5 is created:

"5. the electronic database."

2. Paragraph 3 shall be amended as follows:

"(3) the electronic database referred to in paragraph 1. 2, item 5 includes data from systems under para. 2, item 1, 2 and 3 and from external databases. "

3. in the Al. 4, paragraph 1, the words "paragraphs 1 and 4" shall be replaced by "paragraphs 1, 4 and 5".

§ 30. In art. 31 the following modifications are made:

1. Paragraph 1 shall be amended as follows:

(1) a system for the registration of candidates, the applications for assistance and requests for payment shall include the register of applicants for assistance and requests for records and support of applications for payment. "

2. Paragraph 4 is replaced by the following:

"(4) the register of applications for assistance and requests for payment contain data on the applicant submitted applications to participate in the schemes and support measures relating to the common agricultural policy for requests for payment and for the aid."

§ 31. In art. 32, para. 2, after the words "requests for help" add "under the schemes for direct payments".

§ 32. In art. 33 following amendments and supplements shall be made:

1. In paragraph 8. 1, second sentence, add "or from the cadastral map and registers to it".

2. in the Al. 2 the words "digital ortoizobraženiâ with digitized physical blocks" are replaced by "digital orthophoto map for the territory of the country".

3. in the Al. 3 paragraphs 1 and 2 shall be read with the following adaptations:


"1. the geographical data and identification codes and method of permanent use of physical blocks;

2. other digital geographic data for certain attributive and territories and areas of the country that are relevant to the schemes and shall perform adminis support measures. "

§ 33. In art. 33 and following amendments and supplements shall be made:

1. In paragraph 8. 1 the words "Land in good agricultural condition" which includes areas in good agricultural condition "shall be replaced by" Areas eligible for assistance, which includes the areas eligible for support ", and the words" art. 40, para. 3 "shall be replaced by" art. 40. "

2. in the Al. 2 the words "Land in good agricultural condition" shall be replaced by "Areas, shall be eligible for support.

3. in the Al. 3, after the word "approved" is added "and amend" and the words "in order" is replaced by "under conditions and by an order determined."

4. in the Al. 4 creating a second sentence: "support as permanent grassland can be declared and areas outside the layer" permanent grassland "."

5. in the Al. 5, the words "Land in good agricultural condition" shall be replaced by "Areas, shall be eligible for support.

§ 34. In art. 33 (b) is hereby amended as follows:

1. Paragraphs 1 and 2 shall be read with the following adaptations:

"(1) the conversion shall be prohibited and the ploughing of land included in the layer" permanent grassland "by their owners and users.

(2) the Minister of agriculture and food, maybe by 1 March, an exception to allow a farmer with a conversion to another type of agricultural areas or plowing on permanent grassland, included in the layer "permanent grassland", outside the scope of protected areas under art. 3, al. 1, item 1 of the law on biological diversity, which are his property, provided that another area of the holding be converted accordingly into constantly grassed area. The procedure for authorizing the conversion or plowing on permanent grassland shall be determined by the Ordinance under art. 30, para. 6. "

2. in the Al. 4, the words ' this area in permanent pasture» shall be replaced by "permanent" of surface area.

§ 35. Article 34 shall be amended as follows:

"Art. 34. The system for the identification and registration of animals is brought in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1760/2000 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 July 2000 establishing a system for the identification and registration of bovine animals and regarding the labelling of beef and beef products and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 820/97 and Regulation (EC) No 21/2004 of 17 December 2003 establishing a system for the identification and registration of ovine and caprine animals and amending Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003 and directives 92/102/EEC and 64/432/EEC on the identification and registration of animals. "

§ 36. In art. 35 create al. 3 and 4:

"(3) the National Revenue Agency shall provide the State Fund" Agriculture "the necessary tax and insurance information for carrying out administrative schemes applied by the Fund and support measures.

(4) the National Revenue Agency and customs agency share information with the State Fund "Agriculture", necessary for the operation of the administrative checks, subject to the conditions and in the order specified in the jointly issued instructions for interaction. "

§ 37. In art. 36 following amendments and supplements shall be made:

1. a new paragraph. 3:

"(3) farmers who have applied for aid under the schemes and the measures of the common agricultural policy, provided upon request of the authority of the statistics of the Ministry of agriculture and food, additional information that is necessary for the implementation of the national statistical program."

2. the Previous para. 3 and 4 become Al respectively. 4 and 5.

§ 38. In art. 37 following amendments and supplements shall be made:

1. In paragraph 8. 2 creates a second sentence: "the administrative checks shall be carried out by the automated results are reflected only in the administrative act by which a decision under art. 11A, para. 1, item 1 on applications for support. "

2. in the Al. the words "at least 5 per cent" shall be replaced by "control sample".

§ 39. The title of chapter IV shall be replaced by the following: "the application of schemes for direct payments".

§ 40. In chapter four creating art. 38A, 38B and 38 in:

"Art. 38. (1) the following schemes for direct payments:

1. The single area payment scheme (SAPs);

2. Scheme for redistributive payment;

3. Payment scheme for agricultural practices that are conducive to the climate and environment (green direct payments);

4. Scheme for young farmers;

5. the Schemes for the coupled support;

6. the scheme for small farmers;

7. Special payment for culture – cotton.

(2) apply to transitional national aid schemes notified for that calendar year under the conditions and by the procedure of art. 37 of Regulation (EC) no 1307/13 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 establishing rules for direct payments to farmers under the support schemes under the common agricultural policy and repealing Regulation (EC) No 637/2008 and Commission Regulation (EC) No 73/2009 of the Council (OJ L 347/447 of 20 December 2013) , hereinafter referred to as "Commission Regulation (EU) no 1307/2013".

(3) the schemes referred to in para. 1 and 2 shall apply in accordance with the requirements of:

1. Regulation (EC) no 1307/2013;


2. Delegated Regulation (EC) No 639/14 of 11 March 2014 to supplement Regulation (EC) no 1307/13 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down rules for the direct payments to farmers under the support schemes under the common agricultural policy and amending Annex X to that Regulation (OJ L 181/1 of 20 June 2014) , hereinafter referred to as "Commission Regulation (EC) No 639/2014 the Commission";

3. the Commission implementing Regulation (EC) No 641/2014 of 16 June 2014, laying down rules for the application of Council Regulation (EC) no 1307/13 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down rules for the direct payments to farmers under the support schemes under the common agricultural policy (OJ L 181/74 of 20 June 2014) , hereinafter referred to as "Commission Regulation (EU) No 641/2014 the Commission".

(4) the Minister of agriculture and food, determined by an Ordinance of the specific conditions for the application of the schemes referred to in para. 1 and 2.

Art. 38 (b) (1) direct payments under the schemes referred to in art. 38A, para. 1 shall not be granted to natural or legal persons pursuant to art. 9 of Council Regulation (EC) no 1307/2013 are not active farmers.

(2) are not active farmers over natural and legal persons:

1. operate airports, rail services, watersports facilities, services in the field of real estate, sports courts and places of recreation;

2. are State or municipal administrations or their subsidiaries.

(3) natural and legal persons referred to in paragraph 1. 2 are deemed active farmers, when they prove that they meet one of the following requirements:

1. the annual amount of the direct payments set in accordance with art. 12 of Regulation (EC) No 639/2014 the Commission shall be at least 5 per cent of the total income of the person;

2. the total amount of revenue received from agricultural activity in the most recent fiscal year for which such evidence is available, represents at least one-third of the total income of the person;

3. the main activity of legal entities, which are traders, and sole proprietorship pursuant to the code of their economic activity as defined in the commercial register, certified by the National Statistics Institute, was exercising an agricultural activity;

4. the scope of activities, the main economic activity or the activity pursued to legal persons who are not traders and individuals under register BULSTAT certified by the National Institute of statistics, is the exercise of agricultural activity.

(4) paragraph 2 shall not apply to farmers who the previous year had received direct payments under the equivalent in LEVs of 3000 euros.

Art. 38. (1) not be paid direct payments where the terms of the support area of the holding is under 0.5 hectares.

(2) farmers who own fewer hectares than that referred to in para. 1 receive coupled support for animals when the total amount of direct payments to them in the relevant year is the equivalent of 100 euros or more.

(3) the minimum size of agricultural parcels that may be allocated to support, is 0.1 hectare. "

§ 41. Article 39 shall be repealed.

§ 42. Article 40 shall be replaced by the following:

"Art. 40. The Minister of agriculture and Forests shall determine by Decree the eligibility of agricultural areas for assistance under schemes and measures for area payments. "

§ 43. In art. 41 following amendments and supplements shall be made:

1. In paragraph 8. 1:

and before that, the text) 1 shall be amended as follows: "farmers can apply for support under the schemes referred to in art. 38A, para. 1, when they are registered in accordance with art. 7 and when you use the legal basis agricultural areas that they support: ";

(b)) in item 5, after the words "lands in" insert "art. 24, para. 2 and 3 ".

2. in the Al. 2:

a) point 2 is replaced by the following:

"2. contracts for lease, rental or lease of agricultural land;"

b) item 8 shall be set up:

"8. the acts of the Minister of agriculture and food under art. 24 (b), para. 1 of the law on ownership and use of agricultural land for grant of land from the State Land Fund, the organizations and establishments under art. 24, para. 2 and 3 required for their activity. "

3. Paragraph 3 is replaced by the following:

"(3) an applicant for assistance under paragraph 1. 1 submit an application under art. 32, para. 1 for the calendar year concerned, the legal basis for the use of these agricultural areas in the municipal offices on agriculture in which areas, and farmers, who are the owners of the lands, shall submit a declaration under art. 69 of the rules of procedure for the application of the law on ownership and use of agricultural land (official SG. 34 of 1991; amend., SG. 60 and 80 of 1991 No. 34 of 1992, no. 8, 72 and 87 of 1993 2/and 100 from Corr 1994;, 103/1994; amend., issue 5, 48 and 95 of 1995. , PC. 28 of 1997; Corr, PCs. 43 of 1997; amend., SG. 57, 61, 112 and 122 in 1997, PCs. 18 of 1998, issue. 18 and 113 in 1999, St. 41 and 44 of 2001, PCs. 31 of 2003, PCs. 69 and 86 of 2004, PCs. 75, 2006, issue. 17 of 2007, PC. 45. Since 2008, PCs. 62 by 2009, PCs. 41 of 2010, PC. 39 and 50 by 2011, issue. 35 and 50 by 2012). The legal basis for the use of land shall be registered in a specialized software product, created by the Ministry of agriculture and food. The data referred to in para. 2, item 4, 5 and 7 are registered officially in the software product. "

§ 44. In art. 42, para. 1 the words "promulgated in the State Gazette shall be published on the website of the Ministry."

§ 45. In art. 43 following amendments and supplements shall be made:

1. In paragraph 8. 1:

a) in paragraph 1, after the word "benefit" is added "and carry out agricultural activity";

b) in paragraph 3 the words ' in accordance with art. 39, para. 2 "shall be replaced by" in art. 38 in.


2. in the Al. 2 the words "the single area payment scheme ' shall be replaced by" direct payments, "schemes.

3. in the Al. 3:

and in the text) before item 1, the words "the single area payment scheme ' shall be replaced by" direct payments, "schemes;

b) in point 1, the words "in accordance with art. 39, para. 2 "shall be replaced by" in art. 38 in ";

in) in item 4 the words "art. 40, para. 3 "shall be replaced by" art. 40 ";

d) point 8 shall be set up:

"8. the applicant for aid does not comply with or has not complied with the specific requirements laid down by the Ordinance under art. 38A, para. 4. "

§ 46. Create art. 43 (a), (b) and (c) 43 43:

"Art. 43. (1) the payments shall be granted to farmers under the SAPS, shall be reduced by 5% for the portion of the amount exceeding the equivalent in LEVs of 150 000 euros for the year.

(2) not carried out SAPS payments exceeding the equivalent in LEVs of 300 000 euros for the year.

(3) before you apply the Al. 1 and 2 of the SAPS payments approved of the area, shall be deducted from the agricultural activity related to labour remuneration actually paid by farmers, including taxes and social security contributions related to employment, pursuant to art. 11 (2) of Regulation (EC) no 1307/2013.

(4) the reductions of the SAPS payments provided for in para. 1 and 2 shall also apply in respect of farmers, which checks the paying agency establishes that after 18 October 2011 artificially created the conditions for their avoidance within the meaning of art. 11 (5) of Regulation (EC) no 1307/2013. The controls include administrative control of personal and geographical data for applicants in the IACS.

Art. 43 (b) (1) farmers, who are entitled to payment under the SAPS, can receive support and redistributive scheme payment. Prerazpredelitelnoto payment shall be given in the form of an equally high for the first payment up to 30 hectares, of which the farmer is entitled to assistance under SAPS.

(2) does not receive payment for helping applicants redistributive, to verify that the paying agency establishes that after 18 October 2011 are divided his holding only in order to benefit from it within the meaning of art. 41 (7) of Regulation (EC) no 1307/2013, as well as the farmers whose holdings are a result of splitting up. The controls include administrative control of personal and geographical data for applicants in the IACS.

Art. 43. (1) farmers who in 2015, have applied the SAPS and meet the requirements for the receipt of direct payments, may be included in the scheme for small farmers, such as applying for participation in it by 15 October 2015, farmers may withdraw its participation in the scheme in each of the following years, after which it cannot be inserted into it.

(2) the amount of the annual payment under the scheme shall not be less than 500 euros and shall not exceed EUR 1250.

(3) not receiving assistance under the scheme farmers in respect of which the paying agency verify finds that after 18 October 2011 artificially created the conditions for participation therein. The controls include administrative control of personal and geographical data for candidates in ISAAC. "

§ 47. Article 45 shall be replaced by the following:

"Art. 45. (1) farmers who comply with the conditions of art. 50 of Regulation (EC) no 1307/2013, may receive support under the scheme and for young farmers during the first five years of the establishment of their holding. Assistance is in the form of an annual payment for the first 30 hectares eligible for support under the SAPS, and is 25 percent of the amount of payment per hectare under this scheme.

(2) the Minister of agriculture and food, determined by the Ordinance under art. 38A, para. 4 requirements for young farmers for professional skills and knowledge in the field of agriculture and the documents which prove. "

§ 48. Article 46 shall be amended as follows:

"Art. 46. (1) the farmers may receive assistance under coupled support schemes notified to the European Commission when it conforms to the conditions laid down by the Ordinance under art. 38A, para. 4.

(2) Aid under schemes tied to production, shall be granted for the areas eligible for support under the SAPS, and for animals that are identified and registered in accordance with the law on veterinary activities.

(3) the coupled support shall be granted in the period 2015-2020 at a rate of 13 per cent ceiling on direct payments and a further 2 per cent for protein crops. "

§ 49. Art is created. 46A:

"Art. 46. Farmers may receive a special payment for cotton, when grown under the conditions laid down by the Ordinance under art. 38A, para. 4 rules. Subject to the provisions of Regulation (EC) No 639/2014 and Regulation (EC) No 641/2014 with those rules lay down agricultural land for cotton production in the country, the varieties that can be sown, and the minimum density of crops. "

§ 50. Article 47 shall be amended as follows:

"Art. 47. The paying agency shall verify compliance with the requirements of national schemes and additional payments for transitional national aid financed from the State budget, in the order specified by an Ordinance of the Minister of agriculture and food. "

§ 51. In art. 47 and the following modifications are made:

1. In paragraph 8. 1 in the text before paragraph 1 the word "producer" shall be replaced by "owners".

2. in the Al. 2 the word "producer" shall be replaced by "owners".

§ 52. In art. 47 b, para. 2 the word "producer" shall be replaced by "owners".

§ 53. In art. 47 in the following modifications are made:

1. In paragraph 8. 1 the word "producer" shall be replaced by "owners".


2. in the Al. 2 the word "producer" shall be replaced by "person".

3. in the Al. 3 the word "producer" shall be replaced by "owners".

4. in the Al. 4 the word "producer" shall be replaced by "person".

5. in the Al. 5 the word "producer" shall be replaced by "owners".

§ 54. In art. 47 (d), para. 2 and 3 the word "producer" shall be replaced by "owners".

§ 55. In art. 47 e, para. 1 and everywhere in al. 2 the word "producer" shall be replaced by "person".

§ 56. In 47 is the following modifications are made:

1. In paragraph 8. 2 the word "producer" shall be replaced by "owners".

2. in the Al. 3 in the text before paragraph 1 the word "producer" shall be replaced by "owners".

3. in the Al. 4 the word "producer" shall be replaced by "person".

§ 57. In art. 47 (g) is hereby amended as follows:

1. In paragraph 8. 1 the word "producer" shall be replaced by "owners".

2. in the Al. 2, 3 and 4, the word "producer" shall be replaced by "person".

§ 58. In art. 47 h is hereby amended as follows:

1. In paragraph 8. 2 and 3 the word "producer" shall be replaced by "person".

2. in the Al. 5 the word "producer" shall be replaced by "owners".

3. in the Al. 6 the word "producer" shall be replaced by "person".

§ 59. In art. 47 and the following modifications are made:

1. In paragraph 8. 1 in the text before paragraph 1 the word "producer" shall be replaced by "owners".

2. in the Al. 2 the word "producer" shall be replaced by "person".

§ 60. In art. 47 k, para 5, item 4 and 5 the word "producer" shall be replaced by "person".

§ 61. In art. 47 (l) is hereby amended as follows:

1. In paragraph 8. 1 the word "producer" shall be replaced by "owners".

2. in the Al. 2, paragraph 1 the word "producer" shall be replaced by "person".

§ 62. In art. 47, para. 1 the word "producer" shall be replaced by "person".

§ 63. In art. 47 Oh word "producers" shall be replaced by "owners".

§ 64. Article 48 shall be repealed.

§ 65. Article 49 shall be repealed.

§ 66. In art. 50, para. 1 the first sentence is deleted.

§ 67. In art. 52 the following modifications are made:

1. In paragraph 8. 1 the word "producer" shall be replaced by "person".

2. in the Al. 2 in the text before paragraph 1 the word "producer" shall be replaced by "person".

3. in the Al. 3 the word "producer" shall be replaced by "person".

§ 68. 1 in § "additional provisions" following amendments and supplements shall be made:

1. In paragraph 1, the words "and the production of fish and aquaculture products intended for sale ' shall be deleted.

2. point 2 shall be replaced by the following:

"2." organic farming "is the use of methods of production, conforming to the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 of 28 June 2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91 (OJ L 183/1 of 20 July 2007) in respect of all stages of production, processing and distribution of products."

3. Sections 21-25 are amended:

"21." financial package "are the funds that are allocated to the country by the European agricultural fund for guarantee fund to finance the scheme for direct payment.

22. "permanent pasture" is the land used to grow grasses or other herbaceous forage naturally (samozasâvane) or through cultivation (sowing), which was not included in the crop rotation of the holding for five years or more, and can be used for grazing or mowed, with the exception of set-aside. Grass and other herbaceous forage crops are all herbaceous plants traditionally found in natural pastures or normally included in mixtures of seeds for pastures or meadows, whether used or not used for grazing animals.

23. "holder" is a person within the meaning of art. 4 (1) (a) of Regulation (EC) no 1307/2013.

24. "agricultural holding" means a holding within the meaning of art. 4, paragraph 1, point (b) of Regulation (EC) no 1307/2013.

25. "agricultural activity" is agricultural activity within the meaning of art. 4 (1) (c) of Regulation (EC) no 1307/2013. "

4. Section 30 is repealed.

5. Point 31 is replaced by the following:

"31." agricultural land "is land within the meaning of art. 67, paragraph 4, subparagraph (a) of Regulation (EC) no 1306/13 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 on the financing, management and monitoring of the common agricultural policy and repealing Regulations (EEC) no 352/78 (4), (EC) No 165/94, (EC) No 2799/98, (EC) no 814/2000, (EC) No 1290/2005 and (EC) No 485/2008 (OJ , L347/559 of 20 December 2013). "

6. Sections 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38 and 39 are repealed.

7. In paragraph 46, the word "producer" shall be replaced by "person".

8. In paragraph 51, after the words "Regional Directorate" farming "a comma and add" including its territorial units "and the word" producer "shall be replaced by" person ".

9. Section 52 is amended as follows:

"52." cross-compliance "are the rules on cross-compliance under art. 93 of Regulation (EC) no 1306/2013. "

10. Create t. 53-55:

"53." Short "is a supply chain supply chain within the meaning of s. 56, section 2.4, chapter two of" Guidelines of the European Union for State aid in the sectors of agriculture, forestry and rural development for the period 2014-2020. " (2014/C 204/01).

54. "local markets" means markets within the meaning of s. 60, section 2.4, chapter two of "Guidelines of the European Union for State aid in the sectors of agriculture, forestry and rural development for the period 2014-2020.

55. "the areas eligible for assistance are eligible hectares, within the meaning of art. 32 (2) of Regulation (EC) no 1307/2013. "

Final provisions

§ 69. The Minister of agriculture and forests issued the Ordinance under art. 38A, para. 4 within 6 months from the entry into force of this law.

§ 70. The single area payment scheme shall apply until 31 December 2020.


§ 71. The requirement of art. 41, para. 3, the first sentence for filing the declaration under art. 69 of the rules of procedure for the application of the law on ownership and use of agricultural land shall apply from the marketing – 2015 2016.

§ 72. In the social security code (promulgated, SG. 110; since 1999 decision No 5 of the Constitutional Court from 2000 – 55/2000; amend., no. 64 of 2000; issue 1, 35 and 41 of the 2001, issue 1, 10, 45, 74, 112, 119 and 120 of 2002, no. 8, 42, 67, 95, 112, and 114 from 2003. , PC. 12, 21, 38, 52, 53, 69, 70, 112 and 115 of 2004, PCs. 38, 39, 76, 102, 103, 104 and 105 of the 2005 St. 16, 30, 34, 56, 57, 59 and 68 by 2006; Corr, PCs. 76 of 2006; amend., SG. 80, 82, 95, 102 and 105, 2006, issue. 41, 52, 53, 64, 77, 97, 100, 109 and 113 of 2007, PC. 33, 43, 67, 69, 89, 102 and 109 from 2008, PCs. 23, 25, 35, 41, 42, 93, 95, 99 and 103 of 2009, PCs. 16, 19, 43, 49, 58, 59, 88, 97, 98 and 100 by 2010; Decision of the Constitutional Court No. 7 of 2011-PCs. 45 by 2011; amend., SG. 60, 77 and 100 by 2011, issue. 7, 21, 38, 40, 44, 58, 81, 89, 94 and 99 by 2012 PCs. 15, 20, 70, 98, 104, 106, 109 and 111 by 2013 and St. 1, 19, 27, 35, 53 and 107 from 2014) in art. 4, al. 3, item 4 and al. 9, art. 4 (a), para. 6, item 3, art. 6, at para. 9 everywhere and al. 10, item 2, art. 116, para. 7, items 1, 2 and 3 and para. 11, art. 262, para. 1, item 6 and § 1, item 5 of the supplementary provisions, the word "producer" shall be replaced by "owners".

§ 73. In the tax-insurance procedure code (official SG. 105 by 2005; amend., SG. 30, 33, 34, 59, 63, 73, 80, 82, 86, 95 and 105 of 2006, issue 46, 52, 53, 57, 59, 108 and 109 in 2007, 36/69 and 98 in 2008, issue 12, 32, 41 and 93 from 2009, issue 15, 94, 98 , 100 and 101 of 2010, PC. 14, 31, 77 and 99 from 2011, issue. 26, 38, 40, 82, 94 and 99 by 2012 PCs. 52, 98, 106 and 109 in 2013, PCs. 1 by 2014; Decision No. 2 of 2014. the Constitutional Court – PCs. 14 by 2014; amend., SG. 18, 40 and 53, 105 by 2014) make the following changes and additions:

1. In art. 73, para. 2 item 5 is created:

"5. the provision of tax and insurance information, relating to the implementation of the schemes and support measures under the common agricultural policy of the European Union."

2. In art. 183, para. 11 and art. 242, para. 5 the word "producer" shall be replaced by "owners".

§ 74. In the law on income tax of individuals (official SG. 95 2006; amend., SG. 52, 64 and 113 (2007), no. 28, 43 and 106 since 2008, issue 25, 32, 35, 41, 82, 95 and 99 from 2009, issue 16, 49, 94 and 100 by 2010, issue 19, 31, 35, 51 and 99 from 2011. , PC. 40, 81 and 94 by 2012 PCs. 23, 66, 100 and 109 from 2013 and St. 1, 53, 98, 105 and 107 of 2014) in art. 13, para. 5, art. 29, para. 1, item 1, art. 29 and in the title and in the Al. 1, art. 48, at para. 6 everywhere and al. 7 and § 1, item 56 of the additional provisions, the word "producer" shall be replaced by "owners".

§ 75. In the law on corporate income tax (official SG. 105 of 2006; amend., SG. 52, 108 and 110 since 2007, no. 69 and 106 since 2008, 32/35 and 95 of 2009, issue 94 from 2010, issue 19, 31, 35, 51, 77 and 99 from 2011, and 40/94 by 2012, issue 15 , 16, 23, 68, 91, 100 and 109 from 2013 and St. 1, 105 and 107 of 2014) in art. 2, al. 1, item 3, art. 182, para. 5 and in art. 189 (b) in the heading and in the Al. 1 the word "producer" shall be replaced by "owners" and in art. 189b, para. 2, item 6 the word "producer" shall be replaced by "person".

§ 76. In the law on tobacco and tobacco products (promulgated, SG. 101 of 1993; amended 19/1994, no. 110 of 1996 No. 153 of 1998 No. 113 of 1999, no. 33 and 102 of 2000, 110/2001, no. 20 of 2003 and 57/70 by 2004, issue 91 , 95, 99 and 105 by 2005, issue. 18, 30, 34, 70, 80, 108, 2006, issue. 53 and 109 from 2007, PCs. 36, 67 and 110 in 2008, PCs. 12, 82 and 95 of 2009, PCs. 19 of 2011 and PCs. 50 by 2012.) in art. 4, al. 1 the word "producer" shall be replaced by "owners".

§ 77. In the feed (official SG. 55 of 2006; amend., SG. 36 and 54/100 from 2008, 41/88 and from 2010, issue 8 of 2011 No. 83 and 97 from 2012 and 2013 7) in art. 15, para. 2 and art. 15A, para. 1 and in paragraph 2. 2 anywhere the word "producer" shall be replaced by "owners" and in art. 15A, para. 3 and 4, the word "producer" shall be replaced by "person".

§ 78. In the law on commodity exchanges and market-places (official SG. 93 of 1996; amend., SG. 41 and 153 of 1998, no. 18 (1999), no. 20 of 2000, 41/2001, no. 30, 34, 80 and 85, 2006 no. 53 of 2007 No. 42 and 82 from 2009 and 18/97 by 2010. , PC. 39 and 42 by 2011, and St. 38 and 77 by 2012.) in art. 55, para. 3 the word "producer" shall be replaced by "person".

§ 79. In the law on ownership and use of agricultural land (official SG 17 of 1991; Corr, no. 20 of 1991; amend., 74/1991, no. 18, 28, 46 and 105 of 1992 No. 48 of 1993; Decision No. 12 of the Constitutional Court from 1993 – No. 64 of 1993; amend., no. 83 of 1993 , PC. 80 of 1994, PCs. 45 and 57 of 1995; Decisions No 7 and 8 of the Constitutional Court from 1995 – PCs. 59 of 1995; amend., SG. 79 of 1996; Decision No 20 of the Constitutional Court of the 1996 – PCs. 103 of 1996; amend., SG. 104 of 1996; Decision of the Constitutional Court No. 3 of 1997 – PCs. 15 of 1997; amend., SG. 62, 87, 98, 123 and 124 of 1997, PCs. 36, 59, 88 and 133 of 1998, PCs. 68. Since 1999, St. 34 and 106 of 2000 PCs. 28, 47 and 99 of 2002, PCs. 16 of 2003, PCs. 36 and 38 of 2004, PCs. 87. Since 2005, PCs. 17 and 30, 2006, issue. 13, 24 and 59 since 2007, PCs. 36 and 43 of 2008., PCs. 6, 10, 19, 44, 94 and 99 from 2009, PCs. 62 by 2010, PC. 8 and 39 from 2011, issue. 25 and 44 by 2012 PCs. 15, 16 and 66 by 2013, PCs. 38, 49 and 98 by 2014) in art. 3 (a), para. 1 and 2, the word "producer" shall be replaced by "owners".

§ 80. In the law on plant protection (SG. 61 by 2014) is hereby amended as follows:

1. In art. 9, para. 5, art. 11, para. 2, art. 12, al. 1 and 2, art. 13, para. 3, art. 110, para. 1 and art. 142, para. 3 the word "producer" shall be replaced by "owners".

2. In art. 99, para. 1, 4 everywhere and in art. 123, para. 3 and 4, the word "producer" shall be replaced by "person".

3. § 1 of the additional provisions item 20 shall be amended as follows:

"20." farmer "means a natural or legal person entered in the register of farmers under art. 7, para. 1 of the law on support for farmers, which produced in the territory of the plants and plant products intended for sale. "


§ 81. In the law on health insurance (official SG. 70 of 1998; amend. and Suppl., no. 93 and 153 of 1998, no. 62, 65, 67, 69, 110 and 113 in 1999, issue 1 and 64 in 2000, 41/2001, no. 1, 54, 74, 107, 112, 119 and 120 of 2002, no. 8, 50, 107 and 114 from 2003. , PC. 28, 38, 49, 70, 85 and 111 in 2004, PCs. 39, 45, 76, 99, 102, 103 and 105 of 2005, St. 17, 18, 30, 33, 34, 59, 80, 95 and 105, 2006, issue. 11 of 2007; Decision of the Constitutional Court No. 3 of 2007 – PCs. 26 of 2007; amend. and Suppl., SG. 31, 46, 53, 59, 97, 100 and 113 of 2007, PC. 37, 110 and 71 of 2008, PCs. 35, 41, 42, 93, 99 and 101 of 2009, PCs. 19, 26, 43, 49, 58, 59, 62, 96, 97, 98 and 100 by 2010, PC. 9, 60, 99 and 100 by 2011, issue. 38, 60, 94, 101 and 102 of the 2012 issue. 4, 15, 20, 23 and 106 by 2013 and St. 1, 18, 35, 53, and 54. 107 by 2014) in art. 40, para. 1, 2, and everywhere in item 5, the word "producer" shall be replaced by "person".

§ 82. In the storage and handling of grain (official SG. 93 of 1998; amend., SG. 101 of 2000, Nos. 9 and 58 from 2003 and 69/105 by 2005, issue 30, 34, 55, 80 and 82 of 2006, no. 53 of 2007, 16, 54, 69 and 100 from 2008, issue 88 by 2010. , PC. 8 by 2011, issue. 38 by 2012 and St. 15 and 109 by 2013) in art. 30, para. 5 the word "producer" shall be replaced by "owners".

§ 83. In the application of the common organisation of the markets in agricultural products in the European Union (edu., SG. 96 2006; amend. 16/2008, 10/82 and by 2009 and 26/80 by 2010, issue 8 of 2011 and 2013 99) make the following amendments and additions:

1. Create art. 10 a, art. 10 (b), art. 10 c and art. 10 (d):

"Art. 10. (1) the production of isoglucose shall be carried out within the quotas for the production of isoglucose, certain producers.

(2) the production of isoglucose may be undertaken outside the quota when isoglucose is intended for export or be transferred to the production quota for the following marketing year.

(3) the quotas for the production of isoglucose shall be divided between producers within the quota set for the Republic of Bulgaria.

(4) State Fund "Agriculture":

1. Approves the isoglucose manufacturers;

2. perform the allocation, transfer, reduction and an increase in the quotas for the production of isoglucose;

3. exercise control and impose sanctions, in accordance with the law of the European Union, in connection with the activities of approved producers of isoglucose;

4. maintain a public register with the available production capacity of approved producers of isoglucose, the justification for approval and the production quota for the marketing year concerned.

(5) the Governing Council of State Fund "Agriculture" sets the quota for isoglucose production of each approved manufacturer, which:

1. is a merchant within the meaning of the commercial code;

2. run independently and at their own expense, one or more isoglucose-producing undertakings established within the territory of the country;

3. has the necessary capacity for the production of isoglucose during the marketing year concerned;

4. not located in winding-up proceedings or bankruptcy proceedings.

(6) the quotas for the production of isoglucose for subsequent marketing years shall be determined on the basis of the definitive amount of the quota for the production for the current marketing year.

Art. 10 b. State Fund "Agriculture":

1. Approves and takes the approval of full-time;

2. carry out inspections and supervise the activities of approved full-time refiners;

3. impose sanctions of approved full-time refiners, in accordance with the law of the European Union;

4. inform the Minister of agriculture and food of the results of the checks carried out and the penalties imposed;

5. maintain a public register for the available production capacity of approved full-time refineries, including a reason for their approval for the marketing year concerned.

Art. 10. (1) Authorised producers of isoglucose and full-time refiners are required to keep records of production and to provide the State Fund "Agriculture", any information required for the implementation of the measures for the administration of the quotas for the production of isoglucose, as well as for the control of approved producers of isoglucose and refineries.

(2) State Fund "Agriculture" carry out checks on the information provided by the producers of isoglucose and full-time information under para. 1.

(3) producers of isoglucose and full-time refiners are required to provide access to the accounting, commercial and technical documentation and equipment for production, storage and accounting for the production of isoglucose and purchased, quantities of sugar refined and stored, as well as to assist the employees of the State Fund "Agriculture" for carrying out the checks referred to in paragraph 1. 2.

Art. 10. Minister of agriculture and food, determined by an Ordinance the conditions and procedures for the implementation of article vi of GATT 1994. 10 a, art. 10 (b) and (c) art. 10. "

2. In paragraph 1 of the supplementary provision shall create item 24-28:

"24." isoglucose "means the product obtained from glucose or its polymers containing by weight in the dry state at least 10% fructose, within the meaning of paragraph 3, section a, part 2, Annex II of Regulation (EC) no 1308/13 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 for the establishment of a common organisation of the markets in agricultural products and repealing Regulations (EEC) no 922/72 , (EEC) No 234/79 (2), (EC) no 1037/2001 and (EC) No 1234/2007 (OB, L 347/671 of 20 December 2013).


25. "isoglucose production" is the total quantity of product obtained from glucose or its polymers with a content of at least 10% fructose content by weight in the dry state, regardless of the content of fructose over this limit, for the purposes of paragraph 1, art. 4 of Regulation (EC) no 952/2006 of 29 June 2006 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EC) No 318/2006 as regards the management of the sugar market in the community and the quota system.

26. ' Kvota for isoglucose production at national level is the quota set out in annex XII of Regulation (EC) no 1308/13 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 for the establishment of a common organisation of the markets in agricultural products and repealing Regulations (EEC) no 922/72, (EEC) No 234/79 (2), (EC) no 1037/2001 and (EC) No 1234/2007.

27. "marketing year" means the period from 1 October to 30 September of the following year, within the meaning of art. 6, f) of Regulation (EC) no 1308/13 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 for the establishment of a common organisation of the markets in agricultural products and repealing Regulations (EEC) no 922/72, (EEC) No 234/79 (2), (EC) no 1037/2001 and (EC) No 1234/2007.

28. "full-time Refiner" means a refinery within the meaning of paragraph 6, section b, part 2, Annex II of Regulation (EC) no 1308/13 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 for the establishment of a common organisation of the markets in agricultural products and repealing Regulations (EEC) no 922/72, (EEC) No 234/79 (2), (EC) no 1037/2001 and (EC) No 1234/2007. "

§ 84. In the law on fisheries and aquaculture (official SG. Since 2001, 41; amend., SG. 88, 94 and 105 by 2005, issue 30, 65, 82, 96 and 108 of 2006, issue 36, 43 and 71 of 2008, issue 12, 32, 42, 80 and 82 of 2009, issue 61 and 73 by 2010, 8 and 19 of 2011. , PC. 38, 59, 77 and 102 by 2012 PCs. 15 and 109 from 2013 and St. 53 and 107 from 2014) in art. 28 a, para. 1 and 2, the words "farmers" are replaced by "farmers".

§ 85. In the law on State social insurance budget for 2015 (SG. 107 by 2014) in art. 8, al. 1, paragraph 3, the words "farmers" are replaced by "farmers".

§ 86. The Water Act (promulgated, SG. 67 of 1999; amend., 81/2000, no. 34, 41 and 108 since 2001, issue 47, 74, and 91 of 2002, no. 42, 69, 84, and 107 since 2003, issue 6 and 70 by 2004, issue 18, 77 and 94 since 2005, issue 29, 30, 36 and 65; Corr. , PC. 66 by 2006; amend., SG. 105 and 108, 2006, issue. 22 and 59 since 2007, PCs. 36, 52 and 70 of 2008, PCs. 12, 32, 35, 47, 82, 93, 95 and 103 of 2009, PCs. 61 and 98 of 2010, PC. 19, 28, 35 and 80 by 2011. 45, 77 and 82 by 2012 PCs. 66 and 103 in 2013, PCs. 26, 49, 53 and 98 by 2014) in art. 50, para. 3, paragraph 2, point (d), the word "producer" shall be replaced by "person".

§ 87. In the BULSTAT register (official SG. 39 2005; amend., SG. 105 by 2005, 34/2006, no. 42, 82 and 95 of 2009 28/2011 No. 38 by 2012 and 15 from 2013) in art. 29, para. 2, item 5 the word "producer" shall be replaced by "owners".

§ 88. In the law on the State budget of the Republic of Bulgaria for 2015 (SG. 107 by 2014) in art. 58, the word "producer" shall be replaced by "owners".

The law was passed by the National Assembly-43 on 6 February 2015 and is stamped with the official seal of the National Assembly.

President of the National Assembly Tsetska Tsacheva:

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