Checklist - Runoff Management


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.

Checklist - Runoff Management Appendix

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


  1. The above facility has specified one or more of the following runoff management systems:

    1. a roof over the facility Ref. Reg. 81 (4.1)

      ___ Yes ___ No ___ N/A

    2. a vegetated filter strip or an equivalent system, both of which are designed by a qualified professional and capable of minimizing the effect of runoff surface water (Note: Vegetated filter strip will require a Certificate of Approval (C of A) from the Ministry of Environment) Ref. Reg. 81 (4.2)

      ___ Yes ___ No ___ N/A

    3. runoff collection and storage area sufficient to contain runoff for the period outlined in section 69 Ref. Reg. 81 (4.3) or

      ___ Yes ___ No ___ N/A

    4. a permanently vegetated area (please points 2 through 5 in this appendix) Ref. Reg. 81 (4.4)

      ___ Yes ___ No ___ N/A

  2. A permanently vegetated area must:

    1. be located on a minimum 0.5 m (20 inches) of soil Ref. Reg. 81 (5a)

      ___ Yes ___ No ___ N/A

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

      ___ Yes ___ No ___ N/A

    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 (5ai & iii)

      ___ Yes ___ No ___ N/A

    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(5aii)

      ___ Yes ___ No ___ N/A

  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 m2 (3229 ft2) Ref. Reg. 81 (6a)

      ___ Yes ___ No ___ N/A

    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 30% D.M. Ref. Reg.81 (5ci)

      ___ Yes ___ No ___ N/A

    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 50% D.M. Ref. Reg. 81 (5cii)

      ___ Yes ___ No ___ N/A

  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 >=30% D.M. Ref. Reg. 81 (5ci)

      ___ Yes ___ No ___ N/A

    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 >= 50% D.M. Ref. Reg. 81 (5cii)

      ___ Yes ___ No ___ N/A

  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 (6b)

      ___ Yes ___ No ___ N/A

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

      ___ Yes ___ No ___ N/A

    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 (5di)

      ___ Yes ___ No ___ N/A

    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 (5dii)

      ___ Yes ___ No ___ N/A

  6. For 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 ___ No ___ N/A

 


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Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 31 March 2006
Last Reviewed: 29 April 2010