OFA supported the proposed changes to the renewal requirements of a Nutrient Management Strategy (NMS). Requiring farmers to renew their NMS every five years does not provide any enhancement to environmental protection when there have not been changes to the operation or its activities. OFA recommended that the same proposed change apply to Nutrient Management Plan renewal requirements. OFA also supported the proposal to re-categorize low-risk manures from non-farm grazing animals as a Category 1 NASM. This proposed amendment would apply to businesses and agricultural operations looking to utilize these manures as a crop nutrient. This manure would still be subject to the Category 1 NASM land application rules. OFA also suggested other initiatives to ease the paper-work burden, such as pre-populating forms with information already on file.
Submissions & Correspondence
OFA comments on proposed regulatory amendments to Ontario Regulation 267/03 under the Nutrient Management Act
Updated: April 3, 2019