Agricultural Operations, Part 2 Matters Regulation

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Published: 2014

AR 257/2001 AGRICULTURAL OPERATIONS, PART 2 MATTERS REGULATION (Consolidated up to 24/2014)
ALBERTA REGULATION 257/2001
Agricultural Operation Practices Act
AGRICULTURAL OPERATIONS, PART 2 MATTERS REGULATION
Table of Contents
                1      Definitions
                2      Approval required
                3      Registration required
                4      Authorization required
             4.1      Ancillary structures
                5      Affected party
             5.1      New livestock categories
                6      Expiry
                7      Coming into force
                        Schedules Definitions
1(1)  In this Regulation,
                               (a)    “Act” means the Agricultural Operation Practices Act;
                           (a.1)    “ancillary structure” means any other building or structure as described in the definition of a confined feeding operation in the Act but does not include a manure storage facility or a manure collection area;
                              (b)    “animal unit” means, for a type of livestock, the number determined by dividing the number of individuals of the type of livestock by the factor listed in Schedule 1 for that type of livestock;
                               (c)    “construction”, with respect to a structure, confined feeding operation or manure storage facility, does not include
                                        (i)    expansion, modification or general maintenance of the structure, confined feeding operation or manure storage facility, and
                                      (ii)    the clearing and levelling of land;
                              (d)    “expansion”,
                                        (i)    with respect to a confined feeding operation, means the construction of additional facilities to accommodate more livestock, and
                                      (ii)    with respect to a manure storage facility or manure collection area, means the construction of additional facilities to store more manure, composting materials or compost.
                               (e)    repealed AR 90/2004 s2.
(2)  In this Regulation, a reference to a type or a category of livestock means, subject to section 5.1, the type or category as set out in the Schedules.
AR 257/2001 s1;90/2004;193/2006
Approval required
2(1)  Subject to this section, an approval is required for an owner or operator to commence construction or expansion of a confined feeding operation for the containment of the number of animals set out in column 3 of Schedule 2 for the type of livestock to be present at the confined feeding operation.
(2)  Subject to subsection (3), an owner or operator of a confined feeding operation who holds an approval is not required to apply for an amendment to the approval or for another approval when the owner or operator wishes to change the type of livestock within the same category, and as a result, change the number of animals, at the confined feeding operation unless the change will increase the amount of manure produced, on an annual basis, at the confined feeding operation beyond the amount of manure produced by the type of livestock and number of animals allowed by the owner’s or operator’s approval.
(3)  An owner or operator must notify an approval officer in writing of the intended change in the type of livestock and number of animals before the change takes place.
(4)  An owner or operator of a confined feeding operation who holds an approval is not required to apply for an amendment to the approval or for a new approval if
                               (a)    the owner or operator is not reconstructing or modifying a part of the confined feeding operation where manure, composting materials or compost accumulates or is stored and if the reconstruction or modification will not result in an increased capacity of the manure storage facility or the manure collection area of the confined feeding operation, or
                              (b)    the owner or operator holds an authorization to commence construction, expansion or modification of the manure storage facility or the manure collection area of the confined feeding operation.
AR 257/2001 s2;90/2004;193/2006
Registration required
3(1)  Subject to this section, a registration is required for an owner or operator to commence construction or expansion of a confined feeding operation for the containment of the number of animals set out in column 2 of Schedule 2 for type of livestock to be present at the confined feeding operation.
(2)  Subject to subsection (3), an owner or operator of a confined feeding operation who holds a registration is not required to apply for an amendment to the registration or for another registration when the owner or operator wishes to change the type of livestock within the same category, and as a result, change the number of animals, at the confined feeding operation unless the change will increase the amount of manure produced, on an annual basis, at the confined feeding operation beyond the amount of manure produced by the type of livestock and number of animals allowed by the owner’s or operator’s registration.
(3)  An owner or operator must notify an approval officer in writing of the intended change in the type of livestock and number of animals before the change takes place.
(4)  An owner or operator of a confined feeding operation who holds a registration is not required to apply for an amendment to the registration or for a new registration if
                               (a)    the owner or operator is not reconstructing or modifying a part of the confined feeding operation where manure, composting materials or compost accumulates or is stored and if the reconstruction or modification will not result in an increased capacity of the manure storage facility or the manure collection area of the confined feeding operation, or
                              (b)    the owner or operator holds an authorization to commence construction, expansion or modification of the manure storage facility or the manure collection area of the confined feeding operation.
AR 257/2001 s3;90/2004;193/2006
Authorization required
4(1)  An authorization is required to commence construction, expansion or modification of a manure storage facility that is not part of a confined feeding operation if the manure storage facility contains or is to contain a total of 500 tonnes or more of manure, composting materials and compost for 7 months or more in any calendar year.
(2)  An authorization is required to commence construction, expansion or modification of a manure storage facility or a manure collection area that is part of a confined feeding operation unless the owner or operator of the confined feeding operation holds an approval or a registration authorizing the construction, expansion or modification.
(3)  Despite subsections (1) and (2), an owner or operator of a manure storage facility or a confined feeding operation who holds an authorization is not required to apply for an amendment to the authorization or for a new authorization if the owner or operator is not reconstructing or modifying the part of the manure storage facility or the manure collection area where manure, composting materials or compost accumulates or is stored and if the reconstruction or modification will not result in an increased capacity of the manure storage facility or the manure collection area.
AR 257/2001 s4;90/2004;193/2006
Ancillary structures
4.1(1)  An owner or operator of a confined feeding operation who holds an approval or registration
                               (a)    is not required to apply for an amendment to the approval or registration or for a new approval or registration for construction, reconstruction or modification of an ancillary structure, but
                              (b)    must provide an approval officer or the Board with notice in writing prior to the commencement of construction, reconstruction or modification of an ancillary structure.
(2)  On receipt, by an approval officer or the Board, of a notice under subsection (1)(b), the ancillary structure described in the notice forms part of the confined feeding operation for which the owner or operator holds an approval or registration.
AR 193/2006 s6
Affected party
5   Unless specified otherwise in the Act, for the purposes of Part 2 of the Act an affected party is
                               (a)    in the case of any part of a confined feeding operation that is located or is to be located within 100 metres of the bank of a river or stream or of a canal, a person or municipality that is entitled, under the Water Act, to divert water from the river, stream or canal within 10 miles downstream, as measured along the water course;
                              (b)    the municipality where the confined feeding operation is or is to be located;
                               (c)    a municipality within and a person who resides on or owns land that is within, the following distance from the boundary of a parcel of land on which the confined feeding operation is located or is to be located:
                                        (i)    1/2 a mile of a confined feeding operation that contains or is to contain 500 or fewer animal units;
                                      (ii)    one mile of a confined feeding operation that contains or is to contain 501 or more animal units but fewer than 1001 animal units;
                                     (iii)    1.5 miles of a confined feeding operation that contains or is to contain 1001 or more animal units but fewer than 5001 animal units;
                                     (iv)    2 miles of a confined feeding operation that contains or is to contain 5001 or more animal units but fewer than 10 001 animal units;
                                       (v)    3 miles of a confined feeding operation that contains or is to contain 10 001 or more animal units but fewer than 20 001 animal units;
                                     (vi)    4 miles of a confined feeding operation that contains or is to contain 20 001 or more animal units.
                              (d)    repealed AR 90/2004 s6.
AR 257/2001 s5;90/2004
New livestock categories
5.1   If a type of livestock, within a category of livestock specified in the Schedules, is not listed in the Schedules, an approval officer or the Board may, based on the manure production of that type, determine, for that type, the relevant factors, units and other measurements required to apply the regulations to that type.
AR 90/2004 s7;193/2006
Expiry
6   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires on June 30, 2017.
AR 257/2001 s6;90/2004;24/2014
Coming into force
7   This Regulation comes into force on January 1, 2002. Schedule 1
Animal Units Category of Livestock Type of Livestock Factor to be used to determine the animal units Beef Cows/Finishers (900+ lbs) 1.1 Feeders (450 – 900 lbs) 2 Feeder Calves (< 550 lbs) 3.6 Dairy
 
(*count lactating cows only to calculate animal units) Free Stall – Lactating Cows with all associated dries, heifers, and calves* 0.5 Free Stall – Lactating with Dry Cows only* 0.6 Free Stall – Lactating cows only 0.7 Tie Stall – Lactating cows only 0.7 Loose Housing – Lactating cows only 0.7 Dry cow 1 Replacements – Bred Heifers (Breeding to calving) 1.15 Replacements – Growing Heifers (350 lbs to breeding) 1.9 Calves (< 350 lbs) 5 Swine
 
(*count sows only to calculate animal units) Farrow to finish* 0.56 Farrow to wean* 1.5 Farrow only* 1.9 Feeders/Boars 5 Growers/Roasters 8.5 Weaners 18.2 Poultry Chicken – Breeders 100 Chicken – Layer–Liquid (includes associated pullets) 125 Chicken – Layers (Belt Cage) 150 Chicken – Layers (Deep Pit) 150 Chicken – Pullets/Broilers 500 Turkeys – Toms/Breeders 50 Turkey – Hens (light) 75 Turkey – Broilers 100 Ducks 100 Geese 50 Horses PMU 1 Feeders > 750 lbs 1 Foals < 750 lbs 3.3 Mules 1 Donkeys 1.5 Sheep Ewes/rams 5 Ewes with Lambs 4 Lambs 21 Feeders 10 Goats Meat/Milk (per Ewe) 6 Nannies/Billies 10 Feeders 13 Bison Bison 1 Cervid Elk 1.7 Deer 5 Wild Boar Feeders 6 Sow (farrowing) 1.25

AR 257/2001 Sched. 1;90/2004;193/2006
Schedule 2
Threshold Levels Category of Livestock Type of Livestock Column 2 Column 3 Number of Animals (registration) Number of Animals (approvals) Beef Cows/Finishers (900+ lbs) 150 – 349 350+ Feeders (450 – 900 lbs) 200 – 499 500+ Feeder Calves (< 550 lbs) 360 – 899 900+ Dairy
(*count lactating cows only)
  Lactating cows*
(Lactating cows only – associated Dries, Heifers, and Calves are not counted) 50 – 199 200+ Swine
(*count sows only) Farrow to finish* 30 – 249 250+ Farrow to wean* 50 – 999 1000+ Farrow only* 60 – 1249 1250+ Feeders/Boars 500 – 3299 3300+ Roasters 500 – 5999 6000+ Weaners 500 – 8999 9000+ Poultry Chicken – Breeders 1000 – 15999 16000+ Chicken – Layer (includes associated pullets) 5000 – 29999 30000+ Chicken – Pullets/Broilers 2000 – 59999 60000+ Turkeys – Toms/Breeders 1000 – 29999 30000+ Turkey – Hens (light) 1000 – 29999 30000+ Turkey – Broiler 1000 – 29999 30000+ Ducks 1000 – 29999 30000+ Geese 1000 – 29999 30000+ Horses PMU 100 – 399 400+ Feeders > 750 lbs 100 – 299 300+ Foals < 750 lbs 350 – 999 1000+ Mules 100 – 299 300+ Donkeys 150 – 449 500+ Sheep Ewes/rams 300 – 1999 2000+ Ewes with Lambs 200 – 1999 2000+ Lambs 1000 – 4999 5000+ Feeders 500 – 2499 2500+ Goats Meat/Milk 200 – 1999 2000+ Nannies/Billies 400 – 2999 3000+ Feeders 500 – 4999 5000+ Bison Bison 150 – 349 350+ Cervid Elk 150 – 399 400+ Deer 200 – 999 1000+ Wild Boar Feeders 100 – 299 300+ Sow (farrowing) 50 – 99 100+

                                 ●    When Dairy Replacement Heifers are housed away from the dairy treat as Beef – Feeders.
                                 ●    When Dairy calves are housed away from the dairy treat as Beef – Feeder Calves
AR 257/2001 Sched. 2;90/2004;193/2006
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