This Part sets out content requirements for GNF plans that are in addition to those requirements set out in Part V of the Regulation.
The GNF plan must demonstrate that a sufficient land base exists for the application of all the nutrients identified for land application to the farm unit so that none of the allowable application rates in the Regulation or this Protocol are exceeded and all of the setbacks in the Regulation are met.
7.1. Required Contents of a GNF Plan
The GNF plan must include the following information:
- The name and contact information of the person who prepared the GNF plan and, if someone other than a controller or employee prepared the plan, the certification number on the person's certificate issued pursuant to section 100 of O. Reg. 267/03.
- The name of the controller(s) of the agricultural operation(s) on the farm unit where the GNF plan area(s) is located.
- The analytical results provided by a laboratory for each sample of soil analyzed for the purposes of section 62 of the Regulation.
- Location and identification of land on which the GNF plan area is located including: Municipal/Civic Address(es), Assessment Roll Number(s), Upper/Lower Tier Municipality(ies), Concession(s) and Lot(s) where applicable.
- A sketch of the farm unit where the GNF plan area(s) is located and that includes the following:
- Location(s) of GNF application areas and any identifier(s) assigned by the controller(s);
- Location of permanent GNF storage facilities (if applicable), with the capacity of each shown (existing and proposed); and
- The features listed in i. - vi. below for each GNF application area:
- Tillable area of the GNF application area(s);
- Road names and/or municipal boundaries that are adjacent to fields containing GNF application areas (if applicable);
- Maximum sustained slope of any GNF application area that is within 150 metres of surface water;
- Hydrologic soil group of any GNF application area that is within 150 metres of surface water;
- Areas in the field where the GNF application areas are located where the soil depth to bedrock is less than 1 metre and the location of rock outcrops; and
- Whether the field(s) containing GNF application area(s) has field tile drains and, if so, the location of any tile inlets and tile outlets.
- Identification and location of any of the features listed in i. - iv. below with distances indicated from the feature to any permanent GNF storage facilities or GNF application areas:
- Known wells within 30 m of any permanent GNF storage facility or GNF application area;
- Municipal wells within 100 m of any permanent GNF storage facility or GNF application area;
- Known tile inlets and outlets within 50 m of any permanent GNF storage facility or GNF application area; and
- Surface waters within 150 m of any permanent GNF storage facility or GNF application area.
The sketch of the farm unit may be a photograph or a map (either hand-drawn or computer-generated). A controller(s) of the agricultural operation(s) may choose to do more than one sketch if it is not possible to show the land belonging to the farm unit on one map or if there is too much information for one. Every sketch must be neat and readable.