To request a board review of an approval officer’s decision, a
written request must be filed with the board within 10 working days of
receiving the decision. Requests must include the reasons for requesting
the review and should provide sufficient information to show that the
approval officer’s decision did not adequately address valid issues.
Standard forms for
requesting a board review are available on the NRCB website or may be
obtained by contacting board review staff. These forms may be
handwritten or typed; however, all requests for board review must have
an original signature. If the form is typed, please remember to print a
copy and include your signature on the last page.
Information required to request a board review is described in the Agricultural Operation Practices Act.
The request for review forms prompt applicants to provide the
information required by the act. For assistance, contact information is
provided on the form along with details for filing the form with the
The operator or a directly affected party may submit a request
for the board to review a decision issued by an NRCB approval officer.
An affected party who filed a statement of concern during the permitting process, but who was determined by the approval officer not to be directly affected,
may also apply to the board requesting their status to be reconsidered –
this type of request may also be included with a request for board
review. Requests for board review must be filed with the board within 10
working days of receiving the approval officer’s decision.
When the board receives a request for board review, it must
decide whether the issues raised were adequately dealt with by the
approval officer, and whether the issues contain sufficient merit to
warrant a review. Following the board’s consideration of the request for
review, the board will issue a decision report providing its reasons
for either granting or denying the request. If more than one
request for review is received on an approval officer’s decision, all of
the requests will be addressed in the board’s decision report.
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