How to Apply for an AOPA Permit

Before applying for an Agricultural Operation Practices Act (AOPA) permit, operators should contact the nearest NRCB field office and ask to speak to an approval officer to confirm the type of permit they need to apply for and the technical information they will be required to provide.

Sections 2, 3 and 4 of the Agricultural Operation, Part 2 Matters Regulation set out when an approval, registration, or authorization permit is required. Schedule 2 of the regulation (see table below) sets out the threshold levels by type of livestock for approvals and registrations. For assistance interpreting Schedule 2, please contact an NRCB approval officer.

Schedule 2 – Threshold Levels (Agricultural Operation, Part 2 Matters Regulation)