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       Wednesday, July 30, 2014

September 2008

Purpose:

To develop environmentally sound intensive livestock production.

Background:

The Agricultural Operations Act, requires operators to obtain approval for waste storage and waste management plans for intensive livestock operations. Agricultural Operations personnel provide technical support to applicants for facility design, nuisance and pollution control, waste management and public process. Applications are referred to agencies inside and outside government to identify water-protection issues which may require resolution.

Impact:

Safe responsible development of the industry.

Contact:

Agricultural Operations
Inspection and Regulatory Management Branch
Saskatchewan Agriculture
202 - 3085 Albert Street
Regina, S4S 0B1
Phone: (306) 787-4680
Fax: (306) 787-1315

 

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Summarizes data collected by Agricultural Operations as part of its Intensive Livestock Operation (ILO) water quality monitoring program.

Protection of groundwater and surface water resources through approved manure storage and management plans.

The site selection process for the facility and the holding pond is a step-by-step process.

Legislation protecting Saskatchewan's water resources by requiring proper storage and management of livestock wastes was first created in 1971. The current legislation, The Agricultural Operations Act was established in 1996 to provide a regulatory framework to address complaints of agricultural nuisances, and to enhance legislation governing intensive livestock.

The process described in this document will assist producers and professionals to select environmentally sound sites.



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