OFA letter to Hon. Prabmeet Singh Sarkaria, Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction and Hon. Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs regarding the Nutrient Management Plan (NMP) five-year renewal. OFA is in favour of the Ontario government’s efforts to remove regulatory burdens and the related costs for businesses. One such costly regulatory burden faced by producers in Ontario is the 5-year Nutrient Management Plan cessation trigger when there have not been any substantial changes to the farm operation. Requiring farmers to endure the substantive cost and time requirement of engaging a consultant to complete and submit a new NMP for review, on a farm that has not had any substantive changes does little to nothing in advancing environmental protections.