2007 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
  2. Related Links

12.1 Engineer's Commitment Certificate

The Regulation requires that the design and construction of a new permanent nutrient storage facility, VFSS and mixed regulated AD facility or an expansion, or alteration of these facilities or parts thereof shall be carried out by or under the supervision of a professional engineer. The Engineer's Commitment Certificate, which is found at the Government of Ontario Central Forms site, will need to be completed 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 manure. 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

For more information:
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Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 20 July 2007
Last Reviewed: 20 July 2007