Statistics

Applications received by permit type

Applications Permit Type 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Approvals 75 76 84 72 93
Registrations 19 22 48 12 20
Authorizations 61 63 23 46 42

Applications determined complete by permit type

Applications Permit Type 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Approvals 69 75 51 55 53
Registrations 20 16 20 5 13
Authorizations 61 58 42 40 42

Applications withdrawn by permit type

Applications Permit Type 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Approvals 19 26 33 12 16
Registrations 8 4 12 3 5
Authorizations 11 8 12 8 0

Decisions issued, all categories

Decisions Permit Type 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Approvals 65 84 46 58 56
Registrations 19 18 18 5 13
Authorizations 59 58 40 40 39
Approval Officer Amendments* 13 9 2 4 7
Denied 5 1 0 3 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 2021 by region

Applications Permit Type Peace North Central Central Southern
Approvals 2 14 25 47
Registrations 0 5 9 4
Authorizations 0 3 25 14

Applications determined complete in 2021 by region

Applications Permit Type Peace North Central Central Southern
Approvals 1 9 16 27
Registrations 0 4 6 3
Authorizations 0 3 24 15

Permits issued in 2021 by region

Decisions Permit Type Peace North Central Central Southern
Approvals 1 7 15 27
Registrations 0 3 5 4
Authorizations 0 3 22 14
Approval Officer Amendments* 0 0 7 0
Denied 0 0 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 for an increase in livestock numbers

Livestock Type 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Beef 23 26 21 17 11
Dairy 30 26 10 12 15
Other 3 3 0 0 0
Poultry 37 31 23 15 15
Swine 4 2 0 2 1
Goats 0 0 0 1 0
Sheep 0 0 3 3 4
Multi-species* 0 0 37 58 7
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

Applications determined complete for an increase in livestock numbers

Livestock Type 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Beef 22 22 21 21 11
Dairy 26 31 10 16 15
Other 2 3 0 0 0
Poultry 33 39 23 20 15
Swine 6 1 0 2 1
Goats 0 0 0 1 0
Sheep 0 0 3 3 4
Multi-species* 0 0 37 58 7
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

Permits issued for an increase in livestock numbers

Livestock Type 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Beef 21 25 19 24 14
Dairy 24 34 10 14 19
Other 2 4 0 0 0
Poultry 26 43 19 19 16
Swine 4 3 1 2 2
Goats 0 0 0 0 1
Sheep 0 0 3 4 4
Multi-species* 0 0 12 18 10
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

Number of complaints by category

Complaint Type 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Groundwater 1 5 9 6 4
Nuisance 9 32 15 13 8
Odour 23 52 187 92 49
Other* 19 21 19 9 10
Surface water 30 52 46 44 36
Non-compliance 93 168 78 64 27
Unauthorized Construction 0 0 25 21 22
Manure spreading setbacks 0 0 5 18 9
Spreading on FSCL with permission** 0 0 1 1 1
Spreading on FSCL without permission** 0 0 18 22 6
Other requests 0 0 6 10 7
Permission denied for spreading on FSCL ** 0 0 0 0 1
Short term manure storage issues 0 0 0 0 5
Spreading for erosion control 0 0 0 0 16
Non-incorporation of manure 0 0 0 0 9
Failure to comply with permit conditions 0 0 0 0 3
Failure to follow SFBS regulations *** 0 0 0 0 0

* 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
*** Seasonal feeding and bedding site

Number of complaints by type of confined feeding operation

Complaints Livestock Type 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Beef 102 147 163 172 105
Cow/calf 27 25 33 26 39
Dairy 45 93 71 83 29
Poultry 9 29 22 14 11
Swine 68 44 45 35 17
Sheep 1 2 12 3 3
Horses 3 5 0 12 7
Bison 1 1 0 1 0
Multi-species* 30 39 38 49 18
Other** 19 20 150 40 8
Goats 0 0 0 3 4
Acreage 0 0 0 0 2
Auction Market 0 0 0 0 0
Non-Livestock Farm 0 0 0 0 12
Equestrian 0 0 0 0 0

* A confined feeding operation with more than one type of livestock
** Other facilities that do not fall under the Agricultural Operation Practices Act

Number of complaints by region

Region 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Peace 7 10 8 15 11
North Central 41 55 45 43 27
Central 135 158 326 153 64
Southern 122 182 155 227 111

Number of orders, directives and warnings

Compliance Order Action 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Enforcement Order 1 3 1 3 1
Emergency Order 0 0 3 5 1
Compliance Directive 9 8 8 5 8
AOPA Warning 0 16 12 13 8

Other compliance related reports and requests

Operator Report Type 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Operator requests for permission to spread on FSCL* 45 75 84 80 18
Information requests** 20 39 39 57 24
Operator self-reports*** 0 0 19 19 7
Grandfathering determination requests 0 0 3 6 8

* 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 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Board decisions under Agricultural Operation Practices Act 11 13 7 11 8