2004 Nutrient Management
Protocol for Ontario Regulation 267/03 Made under the Nutrient Management
Part 8 - Short Form Nutrient Management Strategies and Nutrient
Management Plans: Criteria for Agricultural Operators
Table of Contents
- Contents of a Short Form Nutrient Management Strategy
and/ or Nutrient Management Plan
- Required Documentation for a Short Form Plan or
For agricultural operations on farm units that generate
less than 150 NU and do not land apply liquid manure or non-agricultural
source material, the Regulation permits a short form nutrient management
strategy and/or nutrient management plan to be prepared if the farm
unit meets every point in section 8.2 below. It
must be noted, the operator of a farm unit with a short form
nutrient management strategy or short form nutrient management plan
is not exempted from following any other requirement of the Regulation
Short form nutrient management strategies and nutrient
- are based on a farm unit and must include a Farm Unit Declaration
- must be kept on the farm and be available to a provincial
officer for inspection purposes.
8.2 Contents of a Short
Form Nutrient Management Strategy and/ or Nutrient Management Plan
An operator must be able to answer "yes"
to each applicable question below to be permitted to use a Short
Form Nutrient Management Strategy or Nutrient Management Plan. If
the operator can answer "yes" to each applicable question
then the answers, when signed, and the documents referred to in
the questions, become the nutrient management strategy or nutrient
management plan, as the case may be. If the answer is "no"
to any question below, a full nutrient management strategy
and/ or nutrient management plan (as detailed in Parts 5 and 7 of
this Protocol) must be prepared.
The form below may only be used by farmers generating
or receiving solid manure and not receiving any other category of
prescribed materials. If nonagricultural prescribed materials are
to be land applied, a Short Form Nutrient Management Strategy and/or
Plan cannot be used - a full nutrient management strategy and/or
plan will be required.
Short Form - Agricultural Operations Generation Less
Than 150 NU on a Farm Unit
Write the Operation Identifier here if one
|1. Does this farm unit have a completed
Farm Unit Declaration?
|2. Does the operator of this farm
unit have proof that he/she has received an agricultural operation
certificate (Part 10 of the Regulation)?
|3. Does the nutrient applied on
this farm unit include only solid1
manure, including run-off from that manure, commercial fertilizer
and other agricultural source material that is not
4. If this farm unit is a generator of manure, does it:
- generate less than 150 NU?
- manage only on-farm generated solid1 manure,
including run-off from that manure?
- generate and receive less than 1.5 NU per tillable hectare
on the farm unit?
- show that adequate manure storage is available by completing
MSTOR or equivalent evaluation?
- Have one of the following in accordance with Part 8 of
- a minimum of 240 days storage with run-off control
- storage for livestock confined for less than 240 days
with run-off control or treatment, or
- proof of a Broker Agreement or Nutrient Transfer Agreement
to compensate for storage capacity less than the required
If nutrients are applied to land on this farm
unit, answer Question 5.
Otherwise, go to Question 6.
5. If nutrients are applied to land on this farm unit,
- is solid manure applied with an application rate of less
than 7 tonnes per hectare for poultry manure or less than
44 tonnes per hectare for other solid manure on all fields?
- are all requirements for land application set out in Part
6 of the Regulation (setbacks, adequate spreading conditions,
- is available nitrogen applied to land at rates of less
is available phosphorus applied to land at rates of less
- 17 kilograms per hectare above OMAF Crop Fertilizer
- crop removal rates plus 33 kilograms per hectare?
- 17 kilograms per hectare above OMAF Crop Fertilizer
- where the P-test is less than 30 mg/L, crop removal
rates plus 78 kilograms per hectare of phosphate
Operators for all farm units must answer the
there a contingency plan for the farm unit that complies with
Part 11 of this Protocol?
you reassess your farm unit in accordance with the following?
- at least once every 5 years as required by the Regulation
- upon the occurrence of any of the events set out in Part
3 of the Regulation and also in paragraphs 5.1, 6.3 and
7.1 of this protocol.
operator of this farm unit has not been charged, prosecuted
or the subject of a section 29 or 30 order under the Nutrient
Management Act, 2002 or the Regulation within the last
Signature of Owner or Operator: ________________________________________________
1The Regulation describes "solid"
as ...having a dry matter content of 18% or more or a slump of 150
millimetres or less using the Test Method for the Determination
of Liquid Waste (slump test) set out in Schedule 5 to Regulation
347 made under the Environmental Protection Act.
8.3 Required Documentation for
a Short Form Plan or Strategy
In addition to the completed questionnaire any person
who completes a short form nutrient management plan or strategy
should maintain the following documents, if applicable:
- Farm Unit Declaration
- Operation Identifier if applicable
- Copy of the agricultural operation certificate
- Record of the amount of prescribed material
expected to be generated on the farm unit.
- Record of the amount of nutrient which will
be received at the farm unit
- Record related to storage (MSTOR or equivalent)
- Record related to actual land application of
all manure and required setbacks
- Any agreements
- Contingency plan