June 2003 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 Operations
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 management
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; and
may be completed as the Regulation begins applying to a farm
unit based on the phase-in provisions of the Regulation.
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
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. Are only the following applied
on this farm unit?
- solid1 manure,
- commercial fertilizer,
- other agriculture source material that is not liquid
| 4. If this farm unit is a generator of manure,
- generate less than 150 NU?
- manage only on-farm generated solid 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 the Regulation:
- 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,
- proof of a Broker Agreement or Nutrient Transfer
Agreement to compensate for storage capacity less
than the required period, or
- proof of an arrangement with an Intermediate Generator
to compensate for the storage capacity less than the
If nutrients are applied to land on this
farm unit, answer Question 5. Otherwise, go to Question
| 5. If nutrients are applied to land on this farm
- is only 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, etc.) met?
- are nutrients applied to land at rates of less than:
- 17 kilograms per hectare above OMAF Crop Fertilizer
- except where the P-test exceeds a very high rating
based on OMAF recommendations, crop removal rates
plus 33 kilograms per hectare of nitrogen and 78 kilograms
per hectare of phosphorus?
Operators for all farm units must answer
the following questions:
|6. Is there a contingency plan for the farm unit
that complies with Part 11 of this Protocol?
| 7. Will 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.
|8. The 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 or the Regulation
within the last five years?
Signature of Owner:
1 The 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
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