Certificate of Authorization, Project Notice and other forms
Operators are required to obtain a Certificate of Authorization or submit a Project Notice for various agricultural activities governed by the AOR.
Which activities require a Certificate of Authorization?
How to submit an application for a Certificate of Authorization
The following Certificate of Authorization forms (which include the list of complementary documents required for application processing) must be filled out and submitted prior to the commencement of any work:
Authorization applications, Certificates of Authorization and information and documents on which ministerial authorizations are based are henceforth open to the public and accessible on demand. This information includes the following: the description and location of the activity and the type, quantity, concentration and location of all contaminants likely to be discharged into the environment. However, information and/or documents relating to a company’s industrial or trade secrets or to an investigation or state security matter, as well as information about vulnerable or threatened species and personal information may not be divulged. Information and documents specified in section 118.5 of the Environment Quality Act that are received or produced by the minister on or after March 23, 2017, are available on demand.
The following forms may be needed to process the complementary documents required when applying for a Certificate of Authorization:
Please note the important changes that came into effect since the Act to amend the Environment Quality Act was ratified on March 23, 2017:
To whom should an authorization certificate application or project notice be addressed?
Applications for Certificates of Authorization should be sent to the Ministère Regional Office for analysis and expertise where the agricultural activity is planned.
Which activities require a Project Notice?
How file a Project Notice
A Phosphorus Report must be submitted with the Project Notice.
To whom should Project Notice be addressed?
Project Notice filings should be sent to the Ministère Regional Office for analysis and expertise where the agricultural activity is planned.
The AOR also provides that every operator of a raising or spreading site that is required to file a Phosphorus Report must use the prescribed form. For more details, see the Phosphorus Report page.