Regulation to extend the phase-in dates for some generators and receivers of non-agricultural source materials.
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Nutrient Management Act, 2002
Summary of Proposal:
Amendments are proposed to the General Nutrient Management Regulation to:
A) Extend the phase-in date by one year to December 31, 2009 for some NASM generators who would currently have to comply with the requirements of the regulation and have nutrient management strategies by December 31, 2008; and
B) Extend the period to December 31, 2009, during which phased-in farms, (i.e., farms that are required to have a nutrient management strategy) that are between 5 and 300 nutrient units, are able to apply NASM to agricultural lands under a Certificate of Approval without the need to have a separate nutrient management plan under the General Nutrient Management Regulation.
Subsequent detailed amendments to revise the regulatory framework for NASM management will be posted on the Environmental Registry at a later date. The current proposed date extensions will allow the two ministries time for the regulatory development process, stakeholder consultations on the draft regulatory amendments, and the implementation of revised training and certification of stakeholders.
August 12, 2008
Comments Due Date:
September 19, 2008