Extending Certificates and Licences under O. Reg. 267/03 of the Nutrient Management Act, 2002
O. Reg. 267/03
O. Reg. 148/20
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Nutrient Management Act
Summary of Decision:
The certificates and licences under the Nutrient Management Act, 2002 expire 5 years after they are issued. To renew a certificate or licence, the applicant must pass an exam. Extension of certificates and licences are required because the examination centres are closed due to COVID-19, and applicants are not able to complete the requirements for renewal.
Extending the certificate and licences until April 30, 2021 will ensure that nutrients are managed by certified and licenced persons, where applicable, and in compliance with regulatory requirements. These persons have already been certified and licensed under previous examination requirements.
Where applicants have received a passing grade on an examination in the year prior to April 14, 2020, that passing grade will remain valid when applying for renewal before April 30, 2021.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
There will be no additional compliance costs, social or environmental impacts or impacts to the economy.
Summary of Proposal:
Name: Julie Jamieson
Branch: Food Safety and Environmental Policy Branch
Address: 1 Stone Road West, Guelph, ON
April 14, 2020