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February 1, 2016

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This guideline provides definitions for frozen and snow-covered land as refereed to in the Agricultural Operation Practices Act. It also provides methods to determine if land is frozen or snow-covered. These methods will help operators who are considering applying manure to identify whether the...


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September 1, 2015

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The Agricultural Operation Practices Act (AOPA) and regulations include manure management requirements for all livestock operations in Alberta. Producers using seasonal feeding and bedding sites (wintering sites), where livestock are fed and sheltered over the winter, must follow these...


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September 1, 2015

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The Agricultural Operation Practices Act (AOPA) includes regulations for spreading manure or compost for all livestock operations in Alberta. The manure spreading regulations include requirements for manure incorporation, soil nitrogen and salinity limits, setback distances, record keeping and...


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September 1, 2015

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In January 2002, the province established a permit process for confined feeding operations (CFOs) and set province-wide manure management standards under the Agricultural Operation Practices Act (AOPA). The requirements under AOPA are aimed at supporting the sustainable growth of the livestock...


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December 1, 2014

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Phosphorus is an essential nutrient for crop growth. Alberta soils are generally deficient or low in phosphorus for optimum crop production (<60 ppm). Successful crop production requires the addition of phosphorus in the form of fertilizer or manure. However, the loss of phosphorus from the...


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January 1, 2014

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The purpose of this guide is to provide agricultural operations in Alberta with information on; • How the Agricultural Operation Practices Act (AOPA) applies to various agricultural operations that handle manure; • The requirements and regulations under AOPA that deal with siting; manure storage,...


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February 1, 2013

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The Manure Characteristics and Land Base Code is referenced in the Agricultural Operation Practices Act (AOPA). The information provided in this document is to be used to fulfill requirements outlined in the regulations.


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January 1, 2013

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A statement of concern is a written statement that presents the potential impact that the proposed development will have on a person or organization that is submitting the SOC . Whether or not you receive a courtesy letter, you may submit a statement of concern after the public has been notified....


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August 1, 2012

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This fact sheet provides operators with information for designing, maintaining and managing a catch basin at a CFO. In addition to regulatory requirements, several beneficial management practices (BMPs) have been identified. BMPs can help to further reduce environmental risk or increase safety....


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May 1, 2011

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The primary objective of this fact sheet is to illustrate: feedstock availability, biogas yield and, biogas renewable energy potential in Alberta.