2005 Nutrient Management Protocol for Ontario Regulation 267/03 Made under the Nutrient Management Act, 2002

Part 12 - Construction and Siting

Table of Contents

  1. Dry Matter Content of Manure

12.1 Engineer Commitment Certificate

The Regulation requires that the design and construction of a new permanent nutrient storage facility or an expansion, or alteration of an existing permanent nutrient storage facility or part thereof shall be carried out by or under the supervision of a professional engineer. The following Certificate will be required for any new or expanding operations where the regulation requires the oversight of an engineer.

12.2 Dry Matter Content Of Manure

There are several locations in the Regulation that rely on the dry matter content of manner. The dry matter content of manure can be establish through sampling, referring to Appendix 1 for average values or reference to the information that follows.

Average Dry Matter Values - To help determine whether manure has a dry matter content of (≥18 to <30%), (≥30 to <50%) or (≥50%), the following basic guidelines can be followed:

  1. Manure Types with 50% or greater dry matter
    • All poultry on litter, such as Broilers, Broiler Breeders, Layer Pullets, Turkeys
  2. Manure Types with ≥30% to <50% dry matter that could realistically move to the ≥50% category with additional bedding*
    • All Horses
  3. Manure Types with ≥30% to <50% dry matter
    • Bedded Beef Cows and Calves
    • Bedded Goats, Sheep, Rabbits
  4. Manure Types with ≥18% to <30% dry matter that could realistically move to the ≥30% to <50% category with additional bedding*
    • Deep Bedded Beef Feeders
    • Deep Bedded Dairy Operations
    • Deep Bedded Hog Operations
  5. Manure Types with ≥18% to <30% dry matter
    • Laying Hens in Cages with Belt or Deep Pack Manure System
    • Bedded Dairy Operations
    • Bedded Beef Feeders
  6. Manure Types with less than 18% dry matter that could realistically move to the ≥18% to <30% category with additional bedding* or allowing liquid portion to be stored in liquid tank**
    • Bedded Hogs

Engineers Commitment Certificate

Project:

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Name/Location

This is to Certify that I:

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Owner

____________________
Signature

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Date

understand that under the Nutrient Management Act, 2002, I am required to retain engineering services for specific projects and situations. Therefore I have retained the following Professional Engineer:

____________________
Engineer's name

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Signature

____________________
Date

to undertake the overall coordination and completion of the engineering design and general review of construction; or

I have retained the following Professional Engineers to provide engineering services for the following components of the engineering design and review of construction:

Design Component Engineer's Name Engineer's Signature Address Phone
Site Characterization * - sub-surface information, soil properties, water table and bedrock location (if critical)        
Liquid Storage Facilities - drawings and design details for liquid storage construction        
Solid Storage Facilities - drawings and design details for solid storage construction if applicable        
Earthen Storage Facilities - drawings and design details for earthen storage construction        
Synthetic or Natural Liner - design details, including details of inspection and testing of seams.        
Transfer Systems - drawings and design details for connections, materials, etc.        

* Geoscientist retained to perform a Site Characterization evaluation must be a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario


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Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 12 August 2005
Last Reviewed: 12 August 2005