Nutrient Management Strategy Reviewer's Checklist


The information contained in this document is derived from the Nutrient Management Act, 2002 and O. Reg 267/03 as amended. Every effort has been made to make it as accurate as possible, but is not authoritative. Please refer to the e-Laws website or the official volumes printed by Publications Ontario for the authoritative text of the act.

 

Table of Contents

  1. Nutrient Management Strategy
  2. Runoff Management Appendix
  3. Temporary Storage of Agricultural Source Material Appendix
  4. Regulated Mixed Anaerobic Digestion Facility Appendix
  5. Unregulated Mixed Anaerobic Digestion Material Appendix
  6. Non-Agricultural Source Storage Appendix

This checklist is a tool used by OMAFRA to review Nutrient Management Strategy applications using the NMAN software or the Nutrient Management Strategy Application Form. This checklist is an aid for reviewers and should not be used as reference for the components required within a Nutrient Management Strategy. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the Nutrient Management Act, 2002 are met for regulated farms. Metric units of measurement are used in this checklist followed, where applicable, by imperial conversions in parentheses. In many cases, these conversions have been rounded up to the next full unit. In all cases, the Nutrient Management Act, Regulation, and Protocols take precedence over this document. We reserve the right to update or change this document.

Applicant Name: __________________________________________________________________

Facility Description: _______________________________________________________________

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Phone: __________________________________________________________________________

Fax: ____________________________________________________________________________

Prepared By: _____________________________________________________________________

Company: _______________________________________________________________________

Phone: __________________________________________________________________________

Fax: ____________________________________________________________________________

Received At: _____________________________________________________________________

Date of Receipt: __________________________________________________________________

First Review Date: ________________________________________________________________

Reviewer: ______________________________________________________________________

Final Review Date: _______________________________________________________________


Nutrient Management Strategy

  • Y (Yes) or N/A (Not Applicable) must be checked on all of the following points to achieve an approval for a Nutrient Management Strategy (NMS).
  • Ref: Shows where this requirement is indicated in the regulation.

A. Farm Unit Declaration 

  1. Documentation that shows that the NMS/P was prepared by a certified individual (certification number should be provided). Ref: Reg. 100-103

    Yes ___ No ___ N/A ___

  2. A completed Farm Unit Declaration Form has been included. Ref: NM Pro. 5.2.3

    Yes ___ No ___ N/A ___

B. Overview of the Operation

  1. An overview of the operation for the NMS has been included giving:
    • A reason for submission
    • The type and size of the operation
    • An overview of the livestock facilities
    • The prescribed materials being produced and/or received
    • If NASM is being used on this farm unit.
    The description may also provide details for any additional documentation requirements. Ref: NM Pro. 5.2.2

    Yes ___ No ___ N/A ___

C. Farmstead Sketch(es)

  1. A layout of the farmstead is included with:
    1. Location of nutrient generation facilities and storage(s), including:
      • Permanent, temporary and proposed generating facilities.
      • Permanent, temporary and proposed storage facilities and sites.
      • Dimensions of all generating and storage facilities and sites.

      Note: Any building or nutrient storage plans attached will only be reviewed to verify the nutrient storage capacity or livestock and poultry housing capacity. Ref: NM Pro. 5.2.5

      Yes ___ No ___ N/A ___

    2. The location of all known wells, tile inlets and surface water that are present within the scope of the sketch, or a statement that these features do not exist within the scope of the sketch. Ref: NM Pro 5.2.5

      Yes ___ No ___ N/A ___

    3. The distance of the identified well(s), surface water and tile drain surface inlets to the nearest permanent nutrient storage facility. Ref: NM Pro 5.2.5

      Yes ___ No ___ N/A ___

    4. The identified well(s) exceed the following setbacks from new or expanding permanent nutrient storage facilities:
      • 100 m (metres) (328 ft (feet)) from municipal wells;
      • 15 m (50 ft) from drilled wells with > 6 m (20 ft) watertight casing that are at least 15m (50 ft) deep;
      • 30 m (98 ft) from any other well, if that facility is designed to store only agricultural source materials; or,
      • 90 m (295 ft) from any other well, if the facility is designed to store non-agricultural source materials. Ref: Reg. 63.(1)

      Yes ___ No ___ N/A ___

    5. The identified tile inlets and surface water demonstrate a minimum flow path of 50 m from the nearest new or expanding nutrient storage facility. Ref: Reg. 63.(3)

      Yes ___ No ___ N/A ___
    6. Run-off management systems (e.g. permanently vegetated area, vegetated filter strip systems) For Vegetated Filter Strip Systems (VFSS) the sketch must show location and dimensions including:
      • Location and dimensions of the extended VFSS area
      • Location and dimensions of any permanent vegetated area of flow path associated with a VFSS. Ref: NM Pro. 5.2.5

      Yes ___ No ___ N/A ___

D. Ag-source Material Production and Nutrient Storage Size

  1. a. Nutrient storage calculations on new and expanding buildings were based on the OMAFRA housing capacity guidelines. If not, adequate information is provided to verify the housing capacity used. Ref: NM Pro. 5.2.6

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    1. Nutrient storage calculations on existing buildings were based on the OMAFRA housing capacity guidelines. If not, a statement about the declared usage is included. Ref: NM Pro. 5.2.6

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    2. Ag-source material production calculations on all buildings were based on the OMAFRA housing capacity. If not, a statement about the declared usage is included. Ref: NM Pro. 5.2.6

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  2. Documentation supporting animal weights is attached when the average animal weight is less than the default value in Table 1 from the Nutrient Management Tables dated September 14, 2009. Ref: NM Pro. 5.2.6

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  3. For incoming prescribed material transfers, proper documentation is included. Proper documentation may include one or more of the following:
    • Broker Agreement
    • Nutrient Transfer Agreement
    • Incoming Transfer Summary in NMAN
    • Table 4.2 in the Nutrient Management Strategy Application Form

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  5. The nutrient storage meets the following criteria:
    1. A minimum of 240 days of storage for all ag-source materials and anaerobic digester (AD) output being produced and/or imported onto the farm; Ref: Reg. 69.(1) 69.1 (1); 98.10(1) or

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    2. fewer than 240 days and documented by:
      1. broker agreements with a frequency appropriate to the ag-source and AD output material volume production in the NMS and there is an aggregate of 240 days storage capacity for this operation between this operation and the broker; Ref: Reg. 69.(5) 69.1 (5)

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      2. transfer agreements with a frequency appropriate to the ag-source and AD output material volume production in the NMS; Ref: Reg. 69.(2) 69.1 (2)

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      3. period of use (i.e. ag-source and AD output material generation period); Ref: Reg. 69.(6) 69.1 (6)

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      4. demonstrating the availability of land for ag-source material and AD output application (e.g. Storage Capacity Graph in NMAN or an equivalent calculation). This is not applicable for new or expanding liquid nutrient storages. Ref: Reg. 69.(3) 69.1 (3)

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  6. The liquid nutrient storage has a minimum freeboard of 30 cm. (1 ft). The only exception is a freeboard of 15 cm (centimetres) (0.5 ft) for a permanently covered non-slatted floor storage. Ref: NM Pro 5.2.9

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  7. The annual ag-source material and AD output production volume calculated using MSTOR or other methods, corresponds to the volume entered in NMAN or Table 4.1 of the Nutrient Management Strategy Application Form.

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E. Nutrient Storage Design and Siting

  1. For operations constructing a permanent solid nutrient storage facility to which all of Part VIII of the regulation applies, the facility has:
    1. A concrete floor, or the equivalent determined by a professional engineer,
    2. A floor made of earth consisting of at least 0.5 metres of hydraulically secure soil, or
    3. For operations that produce less than 300 NU (nutrient units) annually only, a floor made of earth consisting of at least 0.5 metres of soil of type C or D as defined by the Drainage Guide. ref: Reg. 80

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  2. For new or expanding permanent nutrient storages requiring a professional engineer's design, the signed Engineer Commitment Certificate is included. (except new or expanding storages that meet Section 62) Ref: NM Pro Part 13

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  3. If a runoff management system is specified, the additional criteria outlined in the Runoff Management Appendix of this checklist are satisfied.

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  4. When temporary storage is specified, the additional criteria outlined in the Temporary Storage Appendix of this checklist are satisfied.

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  5. When an anaerobic digester (AD) is specified to handle off-farm materials, the additional criteria outlined in the Regulated Mixed Anaerobic Digestion Facility Appendix of this checklist is satisfied.

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  6. When an anaerobic digester (AD) is specified to handle off-farm materials and does not satisfy question 1 of the Regulated Mixed Anaerobic Digestion Facility Appendix, a Certificate of Approval is in place for the facility.

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  7. When non-agricultural source material (NASM) is specified to be stored, the additional criteria outlined in the Non-Agricultural Source Storage Appendix is satisfied.

    Yes CheckboxNo CheckboxN/A Checkbox

  8. Documentation showing that new or expanding permanent earthen nutrient storage facilities are not located within existing regulated flood lines established by the Municipality or Conservation Authority, or a permit issued under Section 28 of the Conservation Authorities Act has been included. Ref: Reg. 63.(4)

    Yes CheckboxNo CheckboxN/A Checkbox

F. Destination of Prescribed Material

  1. For outgoing prescribed material transfers, proper documentation is included. Proper documentation may include one or more of the following:
    • Broker Agreement
    • Nutrient Transfer Agreement
    • Incoming Transfer Summary in NMAN
    • Table 4.2 in the Nutrient Management Strategy Application form Ref: NM Pro 5.2.4

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  2. Where nutrient loading on the farm unit is a concern, documentation has been provided to demonstrate that the prescribed material generated will not cause an adverse effect. Ref: Reg. 28.(4)

    Yes CheckboxNo CheckboxN/A Checkbox

  3. Where nutrient loading on the transferred location is a concern, documentation has been provided to demonstrate that the prescribed material generated will not cause an adverse effect. Ref: Reg. 28.(4)

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  4. Where material from an unregulated mixed anaerobic digester, the additional criteria outlined in the Unregulated Mixed Anaerobic Digestion Material Appendix of this checklist is satisfied.

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G. Contingency Plan

  1. The applicant has verified in Section 9 of the Nutrient Management Strategy Application Form or Appendix J of the NMAN printout that they have a complete contingency plan. Ref: Reg 24.(1) (b.1), NM Pro. 12

    Yes CheckboxNo CheckboxN/A Checkbox

H. Sign Off Form

  1. A completed Nutrient Management Strategy or Plan Sign Off Form has been included. Ref: NM Prof. 5.2.11

    Yes CheckboxNo CheckboxN/A Checkbox

Please specify the facility that requires runoff management:

  • A permanent solid nutrient storage facility
  • A farm animal yard lined with concrete or other paving material of equal or lesser permeability
  • A permanent outdoor confinement area
  • A facility that is not prescribed in section 81

Runoff Management Appendix

  1. The above facility has specified one or more of the following runoff management systems:
    1. Where upslope water has been diverted away from the facility or yard, a roof over the facility or yard; Ref: Reg. 81. (4)1

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    2. a Vegetated Filter Strip System (VFSS) that meets the requirements of Part IX.2 of the regulation or that is exempt from that Part by section 98.15 Ref: Re. 81.(4) 2

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    3. runoff collection and storage area sufficient to contain runoff for the period outlined in section 69, Ref: Reg. 81. (4)3

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    4. Where upslope water has been diverted away from the facility or yard, a permanently vegetated area (points 2 through 5 in this appendix), Ref: Reg. 81. (4)4

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    5. A sewage works approved under section 53 of the Ontario Water Resources Act, Ref: Reg. 81. (4)5 or

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    6. A sewage system regulated under Part 8 of the Building Code Ref: Reg. 81. (4)6

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  2. A permanently vegetated area must:
    1. be located on a minimum 0.5 m (20 inches) of soil; Ref: Reg. 81. (5)(a)

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    2. not be located within 3 m (10 ft) of field tile Ref: Reg. 81.(5)(b)(i)

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    3. not be located within 100 m (328 ft) of a municipal well, 15 m (50 ft) of drilled well, or 30 m (99 ft) from any other well. Ref: Reg. 81.(5)(b)(i) & (iii)

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    4. not be located within 90 m (296 ft) of any other well, if permanent storage facility is used for non-agricultural source material. Ref: Reg. 81.(5)(b)(ii)

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  3. If a permanently vegetated area is to be used for a permanent solid storage. The following parameters have been met:
    1. storage floor area is less than 300 sq.m (metres squared) (3229 ft2 (feet squared); Ref: Reg. 81.(6)(a)

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    2. the permanently vegetated area has a flow path length that measures at least 150 m (492 ft) from surface water and tile inlets, if the storage facility is for manure with 3 30 per cent D.M (dry matter) Ref: Reg. 81. (5)(c)(i)

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    3. the permanently vegetated area has a flow path length that measures at least 50 m (164 ft) from surface water and tile inlets, if the storage facility is for manure with 3 50 per cent D.M Ref: Reg. 81. (5)(c)(ii)

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  4. If a permanently vegetated area is to be used for a farm animal yard lined with concrete or other paving material. The following parameters have been met:
    1. the permanently vegetated area has a flow path length that measures at least 150 m (492 ft) from surface water and tile inlets, if the storage facility is for manure with 3 30 per cent D.M Ref: Reg. 81. (5)(c)(i)

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    2. the permanently vegetated area has a flow path length that measures at least 50 m (164 ft) from surface water and tile inlets, if the storage facility is for manure with 3 50 per cent D.M Ref: Reg. 81. (5)(c)(ii)

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  5. If a permanently vegetated area is to be used for a permanent outdoor confinement area. The following parameters have been met:
    1. the number animals kept in the area generate less than 150 NU annually Ref: Reg. 81.(6)(b)

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    2. the area channeled through a single flow path is less than 2000 sq.m (square metres)(21, 530 sq.ft (square feet)) Ref: Reg. 81. (6)(c)

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    3. the permanently vegetated area has a flow path that measures at least 100 m (328 ft) from surface water and tile inlets, if the confinement area is less than 500 sq.m (5383 sq.ft) Ref: Reg. 81.(5)(d)(i)

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    4. the permanently vegetated area has a flow path that measures at least 150 m (492 ft) from surface water and tile inlets, if the confinement is 500 sq.m (5383 sq.ft) or more. Ref: Reg. 81.(5)(d)(ii)

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  6. Facilities that are not prescribed by section 81 must provide documentation of a runoff management system that is capable of preventing, collecting, treating or containing the runoff.

    Yes CheckboxNo CheckboxN/A Checkbox

Temporary Storage of Agricultural Source Material Appendix

  1. Documentation states that no tile drains are in the area of the temporary storage, or the contingency plan includes management options for potential contaminated liquid in the tile. Ref: Reg. 84.4

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  2. The calculations in the Temporary Storage Table (s.85) meet or exceed the proposed days of temporary storage in the NMS. Ref: Reg. 85

    Yes CheckboxNo CheckboxN/A Checkbox

  3. Each temporary storage site meets the following parameters:
    1. at least 0.3 m (1 ft) of soil to bedrock; Ref: Reg. 83. (1)1

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    2. at least 0.9 m (3 ft) above water table; Ref: Reg. 83. (1) 2

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    3. not on a soil of hydrological soil group A unless the depth of soil is at least 0.9 metres to bedrock Ref: Reg. 83. (1)3

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    4. not in a 1 in 100 year flood zone or within regulated flood lines established by the Municipality or Conservation Authority. Ref: Reg. 83.(1)4

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    5. Site slope shall not exceed 3 per cent; Ref: Reg. 83.(1)5

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    6. Flow path that:
      • Is at least 50 metres (164 ft) to nearest surface water or tile drain surface inlets, and
      • is located at least 0.3 metres above bedrock Ref: Reg. 83. (1)6

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    7. Distance > 45 m (148 ft) to drilled well (> 6 m (20 ft) watertight casing) or > 100 m (328 ft) from municipal or > 90 m (296 ft) from any other well; Ref: Reg. 83. (2)(a,(b) &(c)

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    8. 125 m (410 ft) from a single residence; Ref: Reg. 83.(2)(e)

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    9. 250 m (820 ft) from a residential area; Ref: Reg. 83.(2)(e)

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Regulated Mixed Anaerobic Digestion Facility Appendix

  1. Is the operation treating at least 75 per cent on-farm anaerobic digestion material; and that the on-farm anaerobic digestion material consists of at least 50 per cent manure. Note: If the answer is No to this question do not proceed any further. The facility is not a regulated mixed anaerobic digestion facility. Ref: Reg. 98.9. (1)2. & (1)3

    Yes CheckboxNo CheckboxN/A Checkbox

Overview

  1. If an anaerobic digestion facility has been identified to handle off-farm materials the NMS includes a description of the proposed anaerobic digestion facility that includes:
    1. The amount and type of on-farm materials to be treated by the anaerobic digestion facility Ref: Reg. 17.(4) (a)

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    2. The amount and schedule of off-farm materials to be treated by the anaerobic digestion facility Ref: Reg. 17.(4) (a)

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    3. The sampling procedure for the off-farm material Ref: Reg. 17.(4) (a)

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    4. The nutrient storage facilities to be used for storage of off-farm materials Ref: Reg. 17.(4) (b)

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    5. The procedures to be used for treatment in the mixed anaerobic digestion facility including:
      1. the proposed temperature that the facility will operate at Ref: Reg. 17.(4) (c)

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      2. the average treatment time for materials processed at the facility Ref: Reg. 17.(4) (c)

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      3. the capacity of the gas combustion system Ref: Reg. 17.(4) (c)

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      4. the management of non-combusted biogas in the event of a failure of the gas combustion system Ref: Reg. 17.(4) (c)

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      5. additional treatment procedures, if necessary Ref: Reg. 17.(4) (c)

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    6. The procedures to be used to manage the output from a mixed anaerobic digestion facility Ref: Reg. 17.(4) (d)

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  2. A layout of the farmstead is included with the location and description of AD facility including:
    • Dimensions of any further treatment systems and digester system
    • Description of facilities used for the storage of farm feed or other anaerobic digestions materials
    • Dimensions of all storages used for the storage of both on and off-farm anaerobic digestion materials. Note: Any building or nutrient storage plans attached will only be reviewed to verify the nutrient storage capacity or livestock and poultry housing capacity. Ref: NM Pro. 5.2.5

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Material

  1. Any on-farm anaerobic digestion materials specified meet the following criteria:
    1. All of the on-farm materials are generated on the farm unit on which the digestion facility is to be located; Ref: Reg. 98.8.1 or

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    2. When incoming on-farm anaerobic digestion materials are specified the combined NU total of the incoming material(s) and the animals associated with the farm unit does not exceed 1000 NU. Ref: Reg. 98.8.2

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    3. The materials in a) or b) above are organic and meet the specification in section 98.8.3. Ref: Reg. 98.8.3

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  2. Any off-farm anaerobic digestion materials specified meet the following criteria:
    1. The materials are listed and managed as in Schedule 1 & Schedule 2 Ref: Reg. 98.4.1;

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    2. The materials are not listed in Schedule 3 Ref: Reg. 98.4.2

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    3. The daily incoming volume of material does not exceed 200 cu.m. (cubic metres). Note: This requirement is not applicable if the material is farm feed. Ref: Reg. 98.4.3

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    4. The yearly incoming volume of material does not exceed 10,000 cu.m. Note: This requirement applies to all off-farm materials, including farm feed Ref: Reg. 98.4.5

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  3. The sampling procedure for off-farm materials is consistent with S.98.5 regulation. Ref: Reg. 98.5

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Storage (Off-Farm Material)

  1. Where the storage of off-farm anaerobic digestion materials is identified, the following criteria have been satisfied:
    1. The materials are to be stored where the anaerobic digestion facility is located Ref: Reg. 98.6.1

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    2. The volume of material being stored at any one time is 200 cu.m or less. Note: This requirement is not applicable if the material is farm feed Ref: Reg. 98.6.2

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    3. Materials with less than 18 per cent DM content are stored in a sealed tank Ref: Reg. 98.6.4

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    4. Materials that are not farm feed between 18 per cent and 50 per cent DM content and that are stored for more than 2 days are stored in an enclosed storage facility. Ref: Reg. 98.6.5

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    5. Farm feed between 18 per cent and 50 per cent DM content that is stored more than 48 hours is stored with a cover Ref: 98.6.6

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    6. Materials with more than 50 per cent DM content and that are stored for more than 30 days must be stored in a facility that has:
      1. Walls that enclose at least 75 per cent of the perimeter Ref: 98.6.7

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      2. A roof that covers the entire facility and is attached to the walls Ref: 98.6.7

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    7. Farm feed with more than 50 per cent DM content and that is stored more than 30 days is stored with a cover Ref: 98.6.8

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    8. Materials listed in Schedule 2 are stored in a facility that is designed by professional engineer to minimize odour emissions. Ref: 98.6.9

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Treatment (Mixed Material)

  1. The mixed anaerobic digestion facility:
    1. Is equipped with a gas combustion system that is capable of handling 110 per cent of the biogas that the facility can generate; Ref: Reg. 98.7 (a)

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    2. Is fitted with a secondary gas burning facility that can be activated within 48 hours of a failure in the gas combustion system if the release of non-combusted gas exceeds 20 cu.m./hr (cubic metres per hour) Ref: Reg. 98.7 (b)

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    3. Is designed with an average digestion time of 20 days Ref: Reg. 98.9 (1).4

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    4. Is designed with an average digestion temperature during treatment is no less than 35 degrees Celsius Ref: Reg. 98.9 (1).5

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  2. The regulated mixed anaerobic digestion facility has been designed by a professional engineer. Ref: Reg. 71.(3)(a)

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  3. Where the average time for digestion is less than 20 days, a professional engineer has designed the facility to be capable of reducing the total volatile solids of the material by at least 50 per cent. Ref: Reg. 98.9(2)(a)

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  4. Where the average temperature for digestion is less than 35 degrees Celsius, a professional engineer has designed the facility to be capable of reducing the total volatile solids of by at least 50 per cent. Ref: Reg. 98.9 (3)(a)

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  5. For off-farm anaerobic digestion materials listed in Schedule 2, the following additional treatment has been specified:
    1. The material will be treated for no less than one hour at no less than 70 degrees Celsius; or

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    2. The material will be treated for no less than 20 hours at no less than 50 degrees Celsius Ref: Reg. 98.9 (1).6.

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Destination (Output)

  1. For operations not requiring a NMP and where the output from a regulated mixed anaerobic digester is to be applied to the farm unit, the applicant has included a statement indicating their responsibilities under subsection 98.11(2) Ref: Reg. 98.11(2)

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  2. When output from a regulated mixed anaerobic digester is to be transferred off the farm unit, the applicant has included a statement indicating they have informed the receiver their responsibility under subsection 98.11(2). Ref: Reg. 98.11(2)

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Unregulated Mixed Anaerobic Digestion Material Appendix

  1. When the output from a mixed anaerobic digester that did not satisfy question 1 of the Regulated Mixed Anaerobic Digester Facility Appendix meets the definition of agricultural source material and is to be transferred off the farm unit, the applicant has included a statement indicating they have informed the receiver their responsibility under subsection 98.11 (2) & 98.12 (2). Ref: Reg. 98.11(2) & 98.12 (2)

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  2. For operations not requiring a NMP and where the output from a mixed anaerobic digester that did not satisfy question 1 of the Regulated Mixed Anaerobic Digester Facility Appendix meets the definition of agricultural source material, the applicant must demonstrate the following, if the output is intended to be land applied:
    1. The application rate of P2O5 is less than the greater of:
      1. The crop production requirements for that five year period plus 85 kg per hectare, or

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      2. The phosphate removed from the land in the harvested portion of the crop during that five year period plus 390 kg per hectare. Ref: Reg. 98.12(2)

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    2. The total plant available nitrogen in all prescribed material to be applied to a single field does not exceed 200 kg/ha/yr. Ref: Reg. 98.12(2)

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  3. When the output from a mixed anaerobic digester that did not satisfy question 1 of the Regulated Mixed Anaerobic Digester Facility Appendix meets definition of agricultural source material and is to be land applied to the farm unit, the applicant has included a statement indicating their responsibility under subsection 98.11 (2). Reg. 98.11(2)

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  4. For operations not requiring a NMP and where the output from a mixed anaerobic digester that did not satisfy question 1 of the Regulated Mixed Anaerobic Digester Facility Appendix meets the definition of non-agricultural source material (NASM). The applicant must provide a copy of the Certificate of Approval (C of A), if the output is intended to be land applied to the farm unit.

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Non-Agricultural Source Storage Appendix

  1. Where non-agricultural source materials are transferred into the farm unit(s) and temporarily stored, they are not subsequently transferred out. Ref: Reg. 84(2)

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  2. Where non-agricultural source materials are temporarily stored, the proposed days of storage do not exceed:
    1. a maximum of 10 days, for de-watered municipal sewage biosolids; Ref: Reg. 85(1) and (2)

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    2. the maximum allowed days of storage as calculated using the Temporary Storage Table (s.85)

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  3. Where storage of non-agricultural source materials occurs on the farm unit(s), documentation shows a setback from the storage facility of 100 m (328 ft) from municipal wells, and 90 m (296 ft) from all other wells. Ref: Reg. 83

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  4. Documentation states that no tile drains are in the area of the temporary storage, or the contingency plan includes management options for potential contaminated liquid in the tile. Ref: Reg. 84.4

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  5. Each temporary storage site meets the following parameters:
    1. at least 0.3 m (1 ft) of soil to bedrock; Ref: Reg. 83.(1)1

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    2. at least 0.9 m (3 ft) above water table; Ref: Reg. 83.(1)2

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    3. not on a soil of hydrological soil group A unless the depth of soil is at least 0.9 metres to bedrock Ref: Reg. 83.(1)3

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    4. not in a 1 in 100 year flood zone or within regulated flood lines established by the Municipality or Conservation Authority. Ref: Reg. 83.(1)4

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    5. Site slope shall not exceed 3 per cent Ref: Reg. 83.(1)5;

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    6. Flow path that:
      • Is at least 50 metres (164 ft) to nearest surface water or tile drain surface inlets, and
      • is located at least 0.3 metres above bedrock Ref: Reg. 83.(1)6

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    7. Distance > 45 m (148 ft) to drilled well (> 6 m (20 ft) watertight casing) or > 100 m (328 ft) from municipal or > 90 m (296 ft) from any other well; Ref: Reg. 83.(2)

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    8. 200 m (656 ft) from a single residence; Ref: Reg. 83.(2)(d)

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    9. 450 m (1476 ft) from a residential area; Ref: Reg. 83.(2)(d)

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E-mail: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca
Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 12 January 2010
Last Reviewed: 29 April 2010