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Statistics

Applications received by permit type

Applications Permit Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Approvals 41 70 75 76 84
Registrations 11 20 19 22 48
Authorizations 48 53 61 63 23

Applications determined complete by permit type

Applications Permit Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Approvals 38 75 69 75 51
Registrations 10 16 20 16 20
Authorizations 45 54 61 58 42

Applications withdrawn by permit type

Applications Permit Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Approvals 14 8 19 26 33
Registrations 8 6 8 4 12
Authorizations 6 10 11 8 12

Decisions issued, all categories

Decisions Permit Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Approvals 33 68 65 84 46
Registrations 8 17 19 18 18
Authorizations 45 50 59 58 40
Approval Officer Amendments* 8 1 13 9 2
Denied 0 2 5 1 0

* 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 2019 by region

Applications Permit Type Peace North Central Central Southern
Approvals 3 11 32 38
Registrations 0 3 14 6
Authorizations 1 9 25 13

Applications determined complete in 2019 by region

Applications Permit Type Peace North Central Central Southern
Approvals 1 7 20 23
Registrations 0 2 14 4
Authorizations 0 8 20 14

Permits issued in 2019 by region

Decisions Permit Type Peace North Central Central Southern
Approvals 0 6 19 21
Registrations 0 2 13 3
Authorizations 0 8 18 14
Approval Officer Amendments* 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 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Cattle feedlot 6 12 23 26 21
Dairy 17 18 30 26 10
Other** 2 3 3 3 0
Poultry 20 33 37 31 23
Swine 2 5 4 2 0
Goats 0 0 0 0 0
Sheep 0 0 0 0 3
Multi-species* 0 0 0 0 37

* 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 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Cattle feedlot 8 10 22 22 21
Dairy 10 14 26 31 10
Other** 3 3 2 3 0
Poultry 21 33 33 39 23
Swine 0 5 6 1 0
Goats 0 0 0 0 0
Sheep 0 0 0 0 3
Multi-species* 0 0 0 0 37

* 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 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Cattle feedlot 4 6 21 25 19
Dairy 11 15 24 34 10
Other** 3 3 2 4 0
Poultry 18 38 26 43 19
Swine 1 5 4 3 1
Goats 0 0 0 0 0
Sheep 0 0 0 0 3
Multi-species* 0 0 0 0 12

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

Number of complaints by category

Complaint Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Groundwater 1 2 1 5 9
Nuisance 39 6 9 32 15
Odour 56 44 23 52 187
Other* 21 21 19 21 19
Surface water 32 46 30 52 46
Non-compliance 111 109 93 168 78
Manure spreading setbacks 0 0 0 0 5
Spreading on FSCL without permission** 0 0 0 0 18
Unauthorized Construction 0 0 0 0 25
Spreading on FSCL with permission** 0 0 0 0 1
Other requests 0 0 0 0 6

* 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 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Cattle feedlot 85 71 102 147 163
Cow/calf 30 27 27 25 33
Dairy 46 58 45 93 71
Poultry 7 6 9 29 22
Swine 72 56 68 44 45
Sheep 0 3 1 2 12
Horses 8 7 3 5 0
Bison 1 1 1 1 0
Multi-species* 23 20 30 39 38
Other** 10 17 19 20 150
Goats 0 0 0 0 0

* 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 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Peace 9 12 7 10 8
North Central 33 39 41 55 45
Central 107 135 135 158 326
Southern 131 80 122 182 155

Number of orders, directives and warnings

Compliance Order Action 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Enforcement Order 0 4 1 3 1
Emergency Order 0 1 0 0 3
Compliance Directive 11 7 9 8 8
AOPA Warning* 0 0 0 16 12

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

Other compliance related reports and requests

Operator Report Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Operator requests for permission to spread on FSCL* 29 38 45 75 84
Information requests** 8 19 20 39 39
Operator self-reports*** 0 0 0 0 19
Grandfathering determinations 0 0 0 0 3

* 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 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Board decisions under Agricultural Operation Practices Act 3 4 11 13 7