Confined Feeding Operations


The Natural Resources Conservation Board delivers the Agricultural Operation Practices Act (AOPA), Part 2 Matters Regulation, the Board Administrative Procedures Regulation and the Standards and Administration Regulation. The board's responsibility for regulating Alberta's confined feeding industry under the act became effective January 1, 2002.

Agricultural Operation Practices Act A-7 RSA 2000

         Agricultural Operations, Part 2 Matters Regulation 257/2001

         Administrative Procedures Regulation 106/2017  (replaces Board Administrative Procedures Regulation 268/2001)

         Standards and Administration Regulation 267/2001

         Manure Characteristics and Land Base Code

Other legislation relevant to confined feeding operations

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry:

Animal Health Act

       Disposal of Dead Animals Regulation

Livestock Industry Diversification Act

Marketing of Agricultural Products Act

Alberta Environment and Parks:

Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act

Public Lands Act

Water Act

Alberta Municipal Affairs:

Municipal Government Act

Alberta Transportation:

Public Highways Development Act

Alberta Health:

Public Health Act

Nuisance and General Sanitation Regulation 2003

Service Alberta:

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

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