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Statistics

Applications received by permit type

Applications Permit Type 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Approvals 70 75 76 84 72
Registrations 20 19 22 48 12
Authorizations 53 61 63 23 46

Applications determined complete by permit type

Applications Permit Type 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Approvals 75 69 75 51 55
Registrations 16 20 16 20 5
Authorizations 54 61 58 42 40

Applications withdrawn by permit type

Applications Permit Type 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Approvals 8 19 26 33 12
Registrations 6 8 4 12 3
Authorizations 10 11 8 12 8

Decisions issued, all categories

Decisions Permit Type 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Approvals 68 65 84 46 58
Registrations 17 19 18 18 5
Authorizations 50 59 58 40 40
Approval Officer Amendments* 1 13 9 2 4
Denied 2 5 1 0 3

* Issued under section 23(1) of the Agricultural Operation Practices Act. Used to correct administrative errors, consolidate permits, or to add, amend, or delete conditions

Applications received in 2020 by region

Applications Permit Type Peace North Central Central Southern
Approvals 2 9 30 31
Registrations 0 4 5 3
Authorizations 0 8 21 17

Applications determined complete in 2020 by region

Applications Permit Type Peace North Central Central Southern
Approvals 0 4 27 24
Registrations 0 0 3 2
Authorizations 0 9 20 11

Permits issued in 2020 by region

Decisions Permit Type Peace North Central Central Southern
Approvals 2 3 26 25
Registrations 0 0 2 3
Authorizations 0 9 20 11
Approval Officer Amendments* 0 0 2 2
Denied 0 0 1 1

* Issued under section 23(1) of the Agricultural Operation Practices Act. Used to correct administrative errors, consolidate permits, or to add, amend, or delete conditions

Applications received for an increase in livestock numbers

Livestock Type 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Beef 12 23 26 21 17
Dairy 18 30 26 10 12
Other** 3 3 3 0 0
Poultry 33 37 31 23 15
Swine 5 4 2 0 2
Goats 0 0 0 0 1
Sheep 0 0 0 3 3
Multi-species* 0 0 0 37 58
Bison 0 0 0 0 0
Horses 0 0 0 0 0

* Multi-species is an application for more than one type of livestock species
** Bison and horses

Applications determined complete for an increase in livestock numbers

Livestock Type 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Beef 10 22 22 21 21
Dairy 14 26 31 10 16
Other** 3 2 3 0 0
Poultry 33 33 39 23 20
Swine 5 6 1 0 2
Goats 0 0 0 0 1
Sheep 0 0 0 3 3
Multi-species* 0 0 0 37 58
Bison 0 0 0 0 0
Horses 0 0 0 0 0

* Multi-species is an application for more than one type of livestock species
** Bison and horses

Permits issued for an increase in livestock numbers

Livestock Type 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Beef 6 21 25 19 24
Dairy 15 24 34 10 14
Other** 3 2 4 0 0
Poultry 38 26 43 19 19
Swine 5 4 3 1 2
Goats 0 0 0 0 0
Sheep 0 0 0 3 4
Multi-species* 0 0 0 12 18
Bison 0 0 0 0 0
Horses 0 0 0 0 0

* Multi-species is an application for more than one type of livestock species
** Bison and horses

Number of complaints by category

Complaint Type 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Groundwater 2 1 5 9 6
Nuisance 6 9 32 15 13
Odour 44 23 52 187 92
Other* 21 19 21 19 9
Surface water 46 30 52 46 44
Non-compliance 109 93 168 78 64
Manure spreading setbacks 0 0 0 5 18
Spreading on FSCL without permission** 0 0 0 18 22
Unauthorized Construction 0 0 0 25 21
Spreading on FSCL with permission** 0 0 0 1 1
Other requests 0 0 0 6 10

* Includes complaints that do not fall under the Agricultural Operation Practices Act (e.g., disposal of dead livestock, animal welfare, livestock on acreages, etc.)
**Frozen or snow covered land

Number of complaints by type of confined feeding operation

Complaints Livestock Type 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Beef 71 102 147 163 172
Cow/calf 27 27 25 33 26
Dairy 58 45 93 71 83
Poultry 6 9 29 22 14
Swine 56 68 44 45 35
Sheep 3 1 2 12 3
Horses 7 3 5 0 12
Bison 1 1 1 0 1
Multi-species* 20 30 39 38 49
Other** 17 19 20 150 40
Goats 0 0 0 0 3

* A confined feeding operation with more than one type of livestock
** Acreages, stables, auction markets and other facilities that do not fall under the Agricultural Operation Practices Act

Number of complaints by region

Region 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Peace 12 7 10 8 15
North Central 39 41 55 45 43
Central 135 135 158 326 153
Southern 80 122 182 155 227

Number of orders, directives and warnings

Compliance Order Action 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Enforcement Order 4 1 3 1 3
Emergency Order 1 0 0 3 5
Compliance Directive 7 9 8 8 5
AOPA Warning* 0 0 16 12 13

*AOPA Warnings were instituted in 2018 as a means to track non-compliance issues

Other compliance related reports and requests

Operator Report Type 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Operator requests for permission to spread on FSCL* 38 45 75 84 80
Information requests** 19 20 39 39 57
Operator self-reports*** 0 0 0 19 19
Grandfathering determination requests 0 0 0 3 6

* Frozen or snow covered land
** Public and operator requests for information. Does not include complaints
*** Operators may self-report an issue at their confined feeding operation

Board Decisions under the Agricultural Operation Practices Act

Board Review Type 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Board decisions under Agricultural Operation Practices Act 4 11 13 7 11