Land Applicators' Checklist
This checklist includes a number of items that a non-agricultural source material (NASM) applicator should ensure have been completed prior to NASM being applied to a NASM application area.
Prior to applying NASM to an application area, consider any impact to neighbours (e.g. odour risk, who might be impacted, etc) and incorporate this into the plan if possible.
Pre-Application Regulatory Requirements
____ The applicator or the application company's authorized agent has a valid Prescribed Materials Application Business Licence.
____ All application equipment operators have a valid Nutrient Application Technicians Licence
____ The Land Application Schedule has been provided by the NASM plan developer
____ The relevant information in the NASM plan has been discussed with all application equipment operators, including:
____ Land Application Schedule
____ Contingency Plan
____ Any other special considerations indicated in the Land Application Schedule (e.g., check weather forecast for precipitation/wind direction)
____ The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) District Office has been notified of the application dates within the past seven days
____ The material transfer site and staging area details have been communicated to the application equipment operators and to the NASM hauler
____ The depth of unsaturated soil within the NASM application area has been determined and any necessary adjustments to the NASM application rate have been communicated to the application equipment operators
____ You have confirmed the application timing with the farmer/landowner
____ Records collected regarding the land application have been provided to the farmer and the NASM plan developer, including:
The information contained in this Information Sheet is not authoritative. It is derived from the Nutrient Management Act, 2002 (NMA) and its General Regulation (O. Reg. 267/03) and is for informational purposes only. Efforts have been made to make it as accurate as possible, but in the event of a conflict, inconsistency or error, the requirements set out in the NMA and the General Regulation take precedence. Please refer to E-Laws for what the NMA and the General Regulation actually provide. The Government of Ontario assumes no liability for any inaccurate or incomplete information nor for any actions taken in reliance thereon. Prior to implementing any changes to your operations, it is strongly recommended that you review the NMA and the General Regulation directly and seek any advice you consider appropriate from a qualified person.
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